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  1. Keith Littlepage

    Keith Littlepage OPE Member

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    Has anyone replaced any bar and chains with a
    Holzfforma brand by Farmertec? Interested to know if they will hold up for the price they sell them at. Thanks in advance to anyone who replies? Thanks
     
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    Will they last like a top quality Japanese/Canadian/US/German bar? Absolutely not, but they are a fraction of the price so relatively speaking they are not bad value. I look at cost, performance & service life & only on the rare occasion does Chinese saw products stack up. The last bars I bought were NOS Windsor speed tips made in Canada. Not the best bar on the market but for the price I paid & the good quality they are with long service life it made good sense to buy them. I say buy a holzdeformer bar & find out for yourself. You won't see one in the hands of an arborist, forestry worker or faller. But homeowner/land owners buy them trying to save a buck. The only Chinese bars I has used did not last long cutting Oz hardwood, the sprockets blew out before the bar wore out.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    What saw are they going on?
     
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    Only cheap bars ive had any luck at all with were forester professional with replaceable tip. And im now in love with my new forester platinum. I am so pleased with it i feel like im shouting from the roof tops. They are about half the cost of tge other Japanese bars and i honestly feel they are every bit as good. Mine has now wore out 3 chains and i have no visible rail or tip wear. Very very happy with the platinum bar.
     
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    I've got a few Forester bars 2 ko95 laminates & a Dolly mount RSN. I agree there pretty decent for the price, I'd like to give a Platinum one a go. Those bars are money not wasted.
     
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