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Posted on Can I use a 32 inch bar and ripping chain on a 455 Rancher?

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#1 posted 05-16-2018 01:00 PM

Doc, I second what John Smith is saying.

I had a 440 Stihl Magnum that I put a 32” bar with ripping chain on. Kicked the living crap outta me, but I sliced off several green cottonwood rounds using that beast, and it worked great. I also used it on some black walnut rounds that a good friend brought back to Colorado from Missouri. I won’t tell you how difficult that was because they’d been dead for a very long time.

If I had any advice whatsoever for when you go to work, it would be to stand the logs on end, and mark the approximate locations of the cuts you want to make with chalk. I guess I could have eye-balled those cuts, but the chalkline helped these old bones stay on the lines pretty much.

Good luck, and what a score!!!!


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