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Offline 1270d

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3/4 pitch bar repair
« on: January 08, 2015, 05:58:10 pm »
Does anyone know of a shop that repairs 3/4 pitch bars?  We usually use a press at a local shop but I've heard there are places who will rebuild them including welding up the rails.   

I called Cannon bar, they do rebuilds but their price is a bit high.

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Re: 3/4 pitch bar repair
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2015, 07:57:31 pm »
Only around $75 more to just buy a new one... I checked into that awhile ago

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Re: 3/4 pitch bar repair
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2015, 09:49:17 am »
44" bar.  $399.99 plus shipping.



1270, try these guys.  I haven't used them for anything so I can't comment on the price, but I am told they do a great job.

http://www.gemchainbar.com/_index.php
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Re: 3/4 pitch bar repair
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015, 10:12:27 am »
1270d, what do you run the 3/4 pitch on?
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Re: 3/4 pitch bar repair
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 07:22:27 pm »
44" bar.  $399.99 plus shipping.



1270, try these guys.  I haven't used them for anything so I can't comment on the price, but I am told they do a great job.

http://www.gemchainbar.com/_index.php

Our timbco uses the little bit shorter bar.  Oregon pt number 38....something. The oregon bars were out of stock at the places we usually get them, with none available till march.   Ordered some from Gem, good prices.

Didn't think to ask Gem if they did repairs.

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Re: 3/4 pitch bar repair
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2015, 07:23:44 pm »
1270d, what do you run the 3/4 pitch on?

425d Timbco.  I saw a video of a ponsse harvester converted to 3/4 pitch.  Reps say the saw motor can pull it.

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Re: 3/4 pitch bar repair
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2015, 08:02:08 pm »
I've got a Gem bar for the Fabtek.  I like it better than the Oregons.  It's worn better and seems less prone to bending.  I use Oregon tips in it.
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Re: 3/4 pitch bar repair
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2015, 07:51:28 pm »
I'm almost positive that Gem does repairs.
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Re: 3/4 pitch bar repair
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2015, 10:07:33 pm »
Yup, checked their website.   It says they fix twisted bars as well.   Think we'll give em a try.

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Re: 3/4 pitch bar repair
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2015, 11:21:33 pm »
GEM? they do .404? link please

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Re: 3/4 pitch bar repair
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2015, 09:20:17 am »
link above in sliver's post.

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Re: 3/4 pitch bar repair
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2015, 10:29:05 am »
link above in sliver's post.
thanks, blind i guess lol.

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Re: 3/4 pitch bar repair
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2015, 11:00:56 am »
How about reporting on your experience repairing your bar. To me it seems more productive to replace considering how long they last. Keeping it tight and oiled...and returned to the safety position when not in use.
   we use a 400 series Oregon and a 48 plus bar for the ground saw. Just broke a belt yesterday for the drive system.

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Re: 3/4 pitch bar repair
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2015, 11:06:43 am »
bars on ctl heads have a harder life than they would on a slasher. you cut a tree thats to big it slips in the head bad things happen.

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Re: 3/4 pitch bar repair
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2015, 11:44:32 am »
bars on ctl heads have a harder life than they would on a slasher. you cut a tree thats to big it slips in the head bad things happen.
lol, yes sir. i pretty much just quit cutting anything that needs more than two cuts with the bell.....she just won't hold it off the bar.