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do you have a link for that deal on Amazon? didn't see it when I looked
I couldn't find it either but I did find a Oregon Powermatch 20" large mount Husky bar in .050 for $44, bought one there a month or so ago for $55.
Edit: Just checked the Powermatch bar I previously bought was a 24"er which was a good buy.
https://www.amazon.com/Oregon-200RNDD009-Gauge-Pitch-Power/dp/B001BAJPQS/ref=sr_1_14?dchild=1&keywords=oregon+saw+chain+.050,+3/8th,+72dl&qid=1617740868&sr=8-14
 
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I've used the 3/8 .50 72 dl full chisel for 3 year's
It's held up great for me
I've cut a lot with it.
I have 10 loops now
And the local firewood guy's had me order some for them bought about 30 loops.
But amazon has oregon on sale for 10.36 I believe
I'd go that route for that size chain.
I suppose it's posible I caught the ground with that chain during one of the noodle cuts (post #13). I tried to be careful, but it only takes one ground scrape to dull a chain. I'll sharpen this one up and also mount another new one on for Strike 2 and report back.
 

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I suppose it's posible I caught the ground with that chain during one of the noodle cuts (post #13). I tried to be careful, but it only takes one ground scrape to dull a chain. I'll sharpen this one up and also mount another new one on for Strike 2 and report back.
It works great for what I do
Without risking a 20+ dollar 84dl chain
I put a 20" upstart that's the longest loop they sell.
on this 372 clone
And cut a metal infested yard oak.
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I didn't hit any this time.
 

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do you have a link for that deal on Amazon? didn't see it when I looked
They are back up to regular price
I was going to post about the 24" d009 bar's
They went back up to regular price since this morning
I don't know what amazon's deal is.
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They went back up to regular price since this morning
I don't know what amazon's deal is.
Amazon likes to play games with scarcity, value, supply and demand. "If they won't buy it at $10., maybe they'll buy it at $20 because they'll think it's worth more."

camelcamelcamel is worth using for stuff you're in no hurry to buy. You'd be surprised how much Amazon prices fluctuate over time!

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Here is a picture of the three samples I have. 3/8, .325, 3/8 lp. The .325 one splices with Stihl presets, have not resized any of the others. They all seem to work as expected for me. Comparing the 3/8lp one to 91vxl Oregon the top plate is thicker than the Oregon and hence the passage under the cutter is slightly smaller. I got the 18" 62 drive link bar plus 4 chains, it plunge cuts real easy at least before any sharpening. As expected the bar does not have much curve so the chain comes off pretty often if using it as a brush cutter in 1/2 inch diameter stuff. Over the course of the chain life it likely will need more material removed per sharpening than the Oregon equivalent . I have had the Oregon 91vxl for a while probably still the same now? upstart chain 3 varities.jpg
 

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Amazon likes to play games with scarcity, value, supply and demand. "If they won't buy it at $10., maybe they'll buy it at $20 because they'll think it's worth more."

camelcamelcamel is worth using for stuff you're in no hurry to buy. You'd be surprised how much Amazon prices fluctuate over time!

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Also, If you look at an item multiple times from the same device they’ll often jack the price 20 percent plus for THAT DEVICE ONLY...I’ve logged in through a different device and purchased at the previous price.
 
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Also, If you look at an item multiple times from the same device they’ll often jack the price 20 percent plus for THAT DEVICE ONLY...I’ve logged in through a different device and purchased at the previous price.

Yeah, and it used to be the case that if you visited Amazon from a Mac (instead of a Windows machine) they automatically jacked up the prices because they assumed you had money to burn...I don't think they do that anymore.
 
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i have been using the tallox brand chains for the last 4 months, looked at 8ten,upstart but i went with tallox and its worked really well...pretty sharp from the box and resharpens pretty well and holds its edge for 2 tanks if your careful but softer than stihl. their lp chain cuts more aggressive than any other brand i have used making smaller saws cut ferociously.. their .325 .063 full chisel is not as aggressive cutting as stihl's yellow chain but a little filing solves that, the 3/8 .050 full chisel cuts really nice sized chips out of the box but again the stihl version is just better sharpened from the factory and a hair harder steel so it improves with sharpening. I have found a odd smaller tooth here and there randomly on a loop out of a box of three chains but it dosent seem to affect the cutting capabilities. Their bar from the bar/chain combos is laminated and might last through the 3 chains it came with., its soft near the sprocket tip.
 

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Ok I’m seeing 8Ten brand chain advertised like crazy now that I’m searching chain and bars. Anyone try this stuff?
Yes I like it IMG_20210406_184953.jpg
Ok I’m seeing 8Ten brand chain advertised like crazy now that I’m searching chain and bars. Anyone try this stuff?
Comes with a little sticker
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8ten top
I've been running 84dl .50 for about a year
I like it
After initial stretch and a good handfile
It hold up great to hardwoods here.
8ten was 11.00 per 84dl if you bought 3.
I checked on a loop of 84dl stihl
37.11 before 6% tax locally
 
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