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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.
     
  6. thesawincanada

    thesawincanada For the love of saws

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    Hi hope this can help you a bit ordered three bars from huztl the 2 twenty five inch for ms660 have held up well. But one 18” with 325 pitch was made wrong right out of the box and can’t be used. Seize the chain solid when you mount it. Found out the end spur gear was put into the bar two far in. Have to machine end with gear taken back out to be able to use it.
     
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    fossil Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I bought a 16" bar and semi chisel .325 chain for a Makita MCS 520. Cost was about $20 US delivered. I cleaned the paint off the bar rails with a file and the steel is pretty hard. Certainly harder than any newer Oregon power match bars I have.

    I ran a tank of gas through the saw today and it cut quite well. Minimal chain stretch so far. I did manage to hit a hidden nail and it did very little damage to the chain.

    The saw will go to my brother in the spring for around the house trimming and clean up

    I would say for that kind of work, it's a good deal.

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  8. thesawincanada

    thesawincanada For the love of saws

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    You can’t come close with anything else for the price.
     
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