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I like the way a bow bar looks on a saw. It just looks mean. I just missed out on another one locally for next to nothing. Since I can't post in the latest pickup thread, I figured I would start a thread for the bowsaws. Here is my only bow equipped chainsaw. McCulloch PM650. IMG_20160131_155853484.jpg IMG_20160131_155911388.jpg
 

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Not all of them.

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Some that I still have...

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The bow is currently not on this saw but I have 3 or 4 Poulan 245's set up for a bow.

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I have several more with no pictures, a Poulan 4400, a Poulan 4900, a Mac 7-10 come to mind.
 
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Where's Mr. cliff?
 

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Hello, Ive been on several saw sites for a while now... but I haven't came around to asking what the purpose of the bow bars are for until now.

The only time I've seen them were at antique shows and on the saw sites.

They must've had a purpose at one time while all other saws have regular bars.

Thank you...
 

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how difficult is it to adapt a bow bar from say a homelite to a stihl?
I know where there is a really nice looking one hanging in a back room their best guess was that it was for a homelite.
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how difficult is it to adapt a bow bar from say a homelite to a stihl?
I know where there is a really nice looking one hanging in a back room their best guess was that it was for a homelite.
Dave

Just send it to me! Forgot to tell you that my daughter is going to OSU in the fall so I will be coming your way.
 

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Just send it to me! Forgot to tell you that my daughter is going to OSU in the fall so I will be coming your way.
AWESOME!!!!!!!
It is in a shop about an hour away I visited on our anniversary trip to the hocking hills last year (my wife loves me a lot), I have wished I picked it up ever since I left, and ill grab it next time I am out that way if it is still there, he said it had been hanging there for 20 years amongst the carcass saws.
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I pick up bowsaws and bow bars whenever I find them cheap. I have no interest in running them and just redistribute them amongst the enthusiasts that enjoy having them. Some people around here think they're worth hundreds of dollars so they can keep those... I've rarely had one come my way on a running saw. Usually it's something that someone's daddy used to use and they're cleaning out... I've probably had 8 or 10 of them over the years. Maybe more, can't remember. Most are on Homelites, Poulans or McCullochs.

As far as adapting them to a different saw, it can probably be done. Often times the clutch cover will need to be butchered to make room for the bow. Saws with the OEM bow style clutch cover are nice to come across. And the guards are often missing as well. So bars with those intact have a greater appeal.
 
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