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Help ordering carving bar and what file?

June 12 2017 at 6:27 AM
Aaron  (Login YellowChain)

Thinking about ordering this for my ms250 or ms170 saw:
It would be my first carving bar. I see the kits come with bar, chain, and sprocket. I never see the kits come with a file for sharpening, i do all my own sharpening so i want a file. How do you know what files to buy. The last 3 stihl saws ive bought have came with a few files so i didnt have to figure out what ones i need.
Also is that a good price for that carving bar kit? Thanks

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(Login jay.kay)


June 12 2017, 9:09 AM 

Baileys woodland pro is a cannon bar.

the ebay deal sounds good
Baileys lists a different kit for the MS250 but in the Oregon catalogue it is the same powermate part 544658X

The file should be a standard 5/32"

Be aware that the 250 is overspowered for the rating of the carving chain. (rated at 38cc)
The MS250 is also heavier than the MS170.

If you are comfortable with the heavier saw you may be happier with the extra power.
If you are a beginner on chainsaws and carving stay with the MS170.

Just my opinion


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(Login YellowChain)

Re: comparison

June 12 2017, 9:23 AM 

Thanks, i really want to use it on the ms170. I have been using saws for 10-12 yrs so no comfort issues at all. But i did not know the kit was on the weak side for my ms250 thanks for bringing that up.

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(Login jay.kay)

Having said that!

June 12 2017, 1:08 PM 

I am running my 05 dime on a 42cc saw and love the extra power.
The 043 chain has an even lower rating.

I also own 3 MS170 saws.

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Tom ceriani
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Re: Having said that!

June 13 2017, 11:01 AM 

Call Tom I have kits with cannon bar and stihl sprocket and chain for 135.00. Thanks rooster for posting bailey's but what's your beef wit me? Cell 814 590-1671. T@D carvings

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Re: Help ordering carving bar and what file?

June 13 2017, 4:56 PM 

Please do not post anonymously.

This message has been edited by carvingpost on Jun 14, 2017 6:35 AM

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(Login buzzsawz)

all the info on carving bars and mo

June 14 2017, 6:53 PM 

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Re: Help ordering carving bar and what file?

June 14 2017, 7:22 PM 

No beef here just chicken. Haha please tell me someone else got that. Seriously though give Tom a call he will hook you up with everything you need.

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