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Offline SYOUNG

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72" or Larger Chainsaw Bar
« on: August 02, 2005, 06:28:25 am »
Greetings All,

I am looking for a supplier and pricing for a 6' or 7' double end chainsaw bar.  I am planning to replace my 5' bar to slab some larger diameter logs.  I am located in Canada, but have the ability to pick up US goods in the US.  Any help would be appreciated.  This is my first post on this very helpful forum.

Thanks in Advance,
Steve

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Re: 72" or Larger Chainsaw Bar
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2005, 07:35:46 am »
Steve;
Check with GB, if they don't have it they can make it.

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Re: 72" or Larger Chainsaw Bar
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2005, 09:08:54 am »
I would talk to the people at baileys first they have always helped me find the parts I needed. Their is also madsens online they I know could get you a 6 or 7 foot bar. What saws are  you going to use to power the bar.
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Re: 72" or Larger Chainsaw Bar
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2005, 08:42:18 am »
Cannon in Vancouver also supplies custom bars.
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Re: 72" or Larger Chainsaw Bar
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2005, 12:32:32 pm »
You might try these guys.

http://www.chainbar.com/

I had them cut the hardnose off my 60" Stihl bar & put on a replaceable sprocket tip. It's been several years, but I think they only charged me about $75.00.
Really good people to deal with.


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Re: 72" or Larger Chainsaw Bar
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2005, 01:46:22 pm »
sawguy21
Is cannon still in bis??..if so ,do u have there web site? i was using cannon bar bfore they where double DanG good ;)..hope i can find some again ;)
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Re: 72" or Larger Chainsaw Bar
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2005, 05:11:37 pm »
The largest we have bought from Cannon was a 94" bar for 404 chain.

web site is www.cannonbar.com


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Re: 72" or Larger Chainsaw Bar
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2005, 09:41:38 am »
thank's 4 the link...very usefull too ;)
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Re: 72" or Larger Chainsaw Bar
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2005, 03:31:06 pm »
Steve,
   What bar groove width do you need??

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Re: 72" or Larger Chainsaw Bar
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2005, 05:44:03 am »
Arthur, what were you using to drive that setup? 94" :o Chain stretch must be an issue.
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Re: 72" or Larger Chainsaw Bar
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2005, 05:51:14 am »
Arthur, what were you using to drive that setup? 94" :o Chain stretch must be an issue.

we drive the chain from both ends.  you can have 404 or 3/8.  404 is skip tooth, 3/8 we recommend you grind off unneeded teeth.

The belley is made on a arc to keep the chain from slapping.  can be used in either direction.

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Re: 72" or Larger Chainsaw Bar
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2006, 10:28:18 am »
Hey, I just stumbked into your forum here and spent the last few
days soakin' some of this stuff up. Great place...

I need to slab some big logs ongoing. Some down to 30 inch cants for
my WM mill and some left wide and natural edged. I saw the reference
to Cannon and looked at their 84 " double headed saw bars and now I
have questions.

1. Do you need to match power heads or could I use my Stiehl 44 and a
    larger head on the other end?

2. Are there chainsaw mills that would fit a large bar like that one that any
    of you could recommend.

I run on to a lot of 40 " plus stuff and would be using this on a fairly regular
basis. I would like to be able to cut flat and square enough to make it worth
my time.

I didn't if Alaska mills would handle this sort of rig (length or 2 heads) or if
there was something better.

I'm sure some of you are doing it. I just haven't found the posts yet maybe.

Any way I already feel at home here.

Thanks,

Mike
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Re: 72" or Larger Chainsaw Bar
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2006, 05:33:43 pm »
Welcome Mike;
I think your best choice would be a dedicated slabber if you are milling a large number of large logs.
If you just want to knock a little off to get them onto a band mill you shouldn't require an exceptionally long bar.
I would opt for one large chain saw with an additional oiler and a large Alaskan mill if you want to keep costs down.

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Re: 72" or Larger Chainsaw Bar
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2006, 07:10:11 pm »
 For some reason or another I had this vision in my head of sharpening a 7 feet chain.Lets see,a dozen files,6 pack of beverage and about an hour of time.Wow

That aside,I believe that Canon makes custom bars up to 8 feet.The price would be a kings ransom.Give the good folks at Baileys a ringa ding,they will steer you in the right direction.

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Re: 72" or Larger Chainsaw Bar
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2006, 11:00:02 pm »
I like dealing with Bailey's .  Great cust. service.
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