Forester Platinum Guide Bars?

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I've found a few mentions of the Forester Platinum bars searching the forum, but they were several years old.

Anyone have longterm experience they can share?

I can get a brand new in sleeve, D009 24" 3/8 .50 out the door for $50 (authorized dealer).
Hes trying to get away from Forest bars, bad feedback from customers (mainly laminated, green bars).
I looked @ it, & it seemed like it was built pretty nice.
Any experience?
 
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That tree is a perfect excuse to purchase a new bigger saw. Get an ms426 factory outfitted with a 32" B&C, then the 24" will be perfect compliment to the dual nature of the larger saws.
462 is 72cc.
That's a Shindaiwa 68cc in the picture.
Your right, but when I move up, I'm going over 80cc's!:drinkingcoffee:
 
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462 is 72cc.
That's a Shindaiwa 68cc in the picture.
Your right, but when I move up, I'm going over 80cc's!:drinkingcoffee:

Forget those Grey and Orange things, might as well find a 288XP for the next step up- at least that can share bars with the Shindaiwa, the 24" will work well on both.
 
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Woodslasher DEFINITELY did me right on that 695!
BAD BOY!
I'm on board & planning on a upgrade after the first of the year!
LOVE that large Husky mount (D009)!

I'm gonna send Woodslasher a thank you gift!
Not much, but he will love it as much as I do the Shindaiwa 695!
Ran it all day today...
PERFECTION!
 
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Haven't tried it yet, but happy with the price!
New Stihl full chisel chain (SHARP as all get out!) & 24" bar, $75 out the door (taxes included).
Balances much better than I thought it would.
If I like it well enough, I'll prolly buy 2 more for other saws.

Thanks again for the help fellas...
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