Re: Evil Dead Chainsaw(s) Build... Groovy Part 2!
These are just some quick observations. There will be others. Next up: Get a definitive length on the wooden pull handle, figure out the definitive angle bends on the top handle, and start looking for some suitable bars.
Pull handle: I made mine 90mm long and 25mm diameter. Why? Because that's what this dude
did for his build
It needs to be longer than the grill is wide - which is 68mm - and 90mm looks about right and feels about right in the hand. Somebody might be able to discern a more accurate measurement from the photos, but I'm not smart enough to manage that.
Guide bar: evildeadchainsaws.com and most other people user a 20" bar.
Bars can have slightly different shapes, even within the same length. Chain gauge, chain pitch - I assume - are responsible for this. My personal preference is that I'm not overly fussed about the exact shape as long as it's 20". But someone more dedicated to getting an exact shape would have to study the screenshots.
Because I have a chainsaw collecting problem, I currently have three homelite bodies and 3 20" bars to go with them.
In the first photo, they are laid over the top of each other and you can see slight differences in shape.
In the second photo - from the top: some generic bar with the brand name of Acremann. I stripped the paint and rusted it with vinegar to give it the appearance of something that has been sitting around in a shed forever, then I gave it a matte clear coat. The details given on the auction were 325 - 058 - 76 drive links.
The middle bar is obviously Homelite branded. It's specs are as follows:
The third bar is an Oregon - the same brand as used by evildeadchainsaws.com. It started with the white paint/red logo colour scheme before I stripped it. It started to flash rust, so to stop it going too far by the time I got round to finishing it, I sprayed some rust converter on it which made the whole thing turn black. It's just a surface thing and I can work with that to give it the appearance of the AoD/AvED chainsaw.
The specs are:
20" Oregon Power Match Plus bar and chain
Genuine Oregon - Made in Canada
Bar has replaceable sprocket tip.
Bar code no: 200XXXD176 GF
Bar length: 20 inch
Chain gauge: 0.050 inch
Chain pitch: 3/8"
No. links: 70