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Stihl bar replacement?

Postby Stocker Steve » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:41 pm

I have a new 250 saw that binds up after cutting a short while, because the toothed gear on the bar nose locks up.
I can get it to turn by disassembling and working it back and forth for a while, but then it binds up again when I saw.
Do I need to get a new one, or is there a fix?
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Re: Stihl bar replacement?

Postby Aaron » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:58 pm

Keep it greased often. Eventually it will blow apart and you can go buy an Oregon bar.
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Re: Stihl bar replacement?

Postby dun » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:27 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:I have a new 250 saw that binds up after cutting a short while, because the toothed gear on the bar nose locks up.
I can get it to turn by disassembling and working it back and forth for a while, but then it binds up again when I saw.
Do I need to get a new one, or is there a fix?

I would take it back to whoever you bought the saw from and have them give you a new bar
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Re: Stihl bar replacement?

Postby Nesikep » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:59 pm

that should be under warranty.. make sure the oiler is working!
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Re: Stihl bar replacement?

Postby Supa Dexta » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:07 pm

Sounds like it got pinched in a tree.
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Re: Stihl bar replacement?

Postby Nesikep » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:55 pm

make sure the groove of the bar isn't totally gooped up and clogged.. oil has to get down there,
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Re: Stihl bar replacement?

Postby dun » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:18 am

I have had a similar problem in the past. It was caused by too much oil and real soft wood dust. The wood dust got so gooped up that the oil couldn;t flow. The other ties have been when cutting close to the ground and grass getting caught up in the sprocket. Same issue as the soft wood dust. If those aren;t the issues I would still take the bar back and have the dealer give you a new one.
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Re: Stihl bar replacement?

Postby jltrent » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:36 am

Don't run the chain to tight as that will cause excessive heat and is a lot harder on the roller nose and the PTO crank bearing/oil seals. Another problem I have noticed that is very hard on the bar and causes heat build up is a dull chain, keep the chain sharp. Blow the dust off good after each use including disassembling the bar to get it good. As mentioned before hold the bar over a piece of paper and run wide open and see if the oiler is leaving a good streak of oil. Don't just use any oil for the oiler, get what is recommended as it has the proper additives.

If isn't under warranty and the roller in the bar is shot these are good replacements for the money. The chain and bar are good.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/18-Guide-bar-32 ... SwbsBXnP2g
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Re: Stihl bar replacement?

Postby Atimm693 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:16 am

Remove the chain and scrape out the bar groove with a piece of wire. You will be surprised at how much crap gets built up in there.

If it still binds up after you get it clean, there must be a defect in the sprocket nose.
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Re: Stihl bar replacement?

Postby Stocker Steve » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:44 am

Thanks.
I will check the oil but I think it is fine.
I will scrap out the groove and try it again.
Our local dealer just closed so warranty will be interesting.
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Re: Stihl bar replacement?

Postby shaz » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:42 am

Aaron wrote:Keep it greased often. Eventually it will blow apart and you can go buy an Oregon bar.


I would rather have the Oregon chain as well.
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Re: Stihl bar replacement?

Postby dun » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:40 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:Thanks.
I will check the oil but I think it is fine.
I will scrap out the groove and try it again.
Our local dealer just closed so warranty will be interesting.

Any Stihl dealer should honor it.
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Re: Stihl bar replacement?

Postby sstterry » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:11 pm

I agree with jltrent. I have the one he posted and it works great!
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Re: Stihl bar replacement?

Postby jltrent » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:33 pm

sstterry wrote:I agree with jltrent. I have the one he posted and it works great!
I just listed an 025 for sale as I have sold a lot of saws in the past few years. It has one of these bars/chain combo. Here it is. I have at least 30 more saws to list in the next few months and have already sold 10 recently.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/292291581411?ss ... 1555.l2649
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Re: Stihl bar replacement?

Postby sstterry » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:41 am

Thanks, but I already have all the saws I need :)
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