You can do that but you can't use 1/4 pitch w/o changing your sprocket (couple guys on Arboristsite offer change-over kits)I thought I heard on here to put a .43 bar and chain on the echo 2511t you had to buy a different sprocket than the stock sprocket it comes with but my friend at work says I shouldn't need to. He says I should be able to just buy the .43 bar and chain and install it on the stock sprocket it came with... Is that true or do I need to buy a different sprocket for it??
Am eager to get best setup I can for my new 355, my generic Oregon 16" was lighter than the stock 14" on the Echo so it traded w/ my 32cc's setup (makes sense anyways, now have 12/14&16" all w/ appropriate powerheads ), now my 32cc - which was already a pig - is just an obnoxious backup unit
Would love to hear what you do on this, I've never run anything but safety-chain (oregon Green, standard echo & husq, etc) and was gonna go for ps/ps3 but just 91VXL seems on-point and a good value, got a feeling all my chains will be VXL sometime soon as I've just been getting new, cheap chains everytime I notice they cut shitty, anything past the first 2-4 sharpenings and I'm swapping to a new chain, have soo many "needs overhaul-sharpening" chains in bags collecting dust (their bags not the chains!)
Dude thanks a lot, both of your replies to Mowerr were equally useful for me, don't have my 2511t YET but just got a 355t, and my ppt-266 (25cc echo-pro-level pole-saw) is almost fixed/back in-service, and have never used anything except safety chains w/ their rakers worn WAY down (sometimes too much, have learned what is/isn't too-aggressive for filing them, have had setups that made *giant* chips LOL!), seems just swapping to the Oregon 91VXL for 12, 14&16" setups (3/8LP pitched sprocket&bar-noses, 0.05" gauge bars) would do a LOT but it's still 0.05"--- what's the most-comparable setup, only using 0.043" gauge chain? Also, is it true you can run that in a 0.05" bar w/o issue, or are you getting new bars for any 0.043" chain?I found the link. Study the chain pics closely and read I wrote about the cutting performance of each. Point is, your "happy place" can be found with either the .050 or the .043. I don't have pic of a worn Oregon .050, but it somewhat mimicks a new Stihl .043 in both dimensions and performance.
I have 018C and a MS170 which use the 61PMM3 50 14" chain, Picco Micro Mini. I bought a new chain and cut two cords of wood. I then decided to sharpen the chain using a new Stihl 2 in 1 sharpener. I sharpened the chain at 30 degrees and at a 90 degrees to the bar as recommended by stihl's...www.treebuzz.com
Sorry so many Q's, am not gonna touch "chisel/semi-chisel/etc", just hoping to learn a bit will def just grab a VXL for one of my saws to begin 'feeling for' the difference!!
(and thanks for making that pic for that post you linked, love when ppl go above&beyond in helping )