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    Username Post: Chainsaw Bars For Knives ??        (Topic#801498)
    08-19-07 22:02.10 - Post#1296855    

    Are they any good ?
    Aspiring Knife Maker


    Master Member KnifeNut!
    08-20-07 05:46.19 - Post#1297047    

        In response to Coach123

    I remember hearing that Oregon bars were O1. Most I've seen lately were laminates.
    There is no limit to what you can do if you don't care who gets the credit. Ronald Reagan

    Journeyman KnifeNut!
    10-17-07 12:28.52 - Post#1339973    

        In response to birdog4

    yea, and some (like Stihl) have a roller thingie in the tip that would have to be removed...
    the following scentence is false:
    the preceeding scentence is true.

    Master Member KnifeNut!
    10-17-07 12:41.45 - Post#1339987    

        In response to TMM

    Have seen this debated before.

    Could, never, get my head around why a maker would use a cutlery-grade steel on a chainsaw bar when a much lesser (cheaper) steel would do the job.
    If you want to win an argument, it is best to stick to the truth.....or,at least, provable untruths.

    Big John aka Mod 12
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    10-18-07 15:49.52 - Post#1340932    

        In response to brianWE

    I was told that my Irbi hunting knife was made from chainsaw bar stock. I dunno.

    Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction.

    – Ronald Reagan

    10-11-08 15:42.34 - Post#1658342    

        In response to brianWE

    I made 3 knives out of chainsaw bars,a sthill,an oregon,and an old unknown.The unknown bar is the only one that is a bit brittle,but when the edge breaks it is minute little chunks,but the knife needs refiled often after chopping brush.The thing about chainsaw bars is they have to be super tough and springy to survive being pinched,bent,bound, and sprung by the weight of a tree.The sthill shop owner in town gives me his old bars,and he told me that when a bar takes a bend,you just bend it back,and hit it with a hammer 3 times-good as new.Mine have 14 inch blades,and they really sing when you cut-they are quite noisy.My hunting partners know by the sound when I am using one of my homemades.
    10-18-08 11:44.37 - Post#1664141    

        In response to Coach123

    if i think i think what ur thinking then they work like a charm... whatch the movie hot shots part deux and u will see what im talking about.
    10-18-08 12:07.28 - Post#1664152    

        In response to npa4863

    ok i found it take a look (watch the whole thin its at the end but its all funny)

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