I just got a used and abused Stihl 029. It has a .325 7 tooth drum with a 3/8 x .050 bar. It needs a new drum for some reason
I was thinking about going with a .325 sprocket and rim instead, 20 inch chain and bar, which would be 67 drive links going by Bailey's catalog. The same chain as my MS-250 18".
Otherwise I was thinking about going to a 3/8 sprocket and rim and hopefully a .050 bar that takes 72 drive links so I could use the same chain that my Husky 372/Stihl 066 uses.
Was there a default chain/bar combo that was the saw's sweet spot? I have read the various posts here and I gather this is a home owner's saw, but, hopefully still worth about $100.
Since it will only be a back-up saw to my MS-250 I am not real anxious to have yet another bar/chain combo and I might sell it on E-Bay anyways once I get my 066 fixed.