I bought some saw chain loops online, and they sent me the wrong length
on one of 'em. I ordered a 72LPX070G and they sent a 72LPX072G. Pretty
sure they'll make it right, but I'm just wondering if it makes more
sense to shorten this chain rather than send it back.
I assume this requires a special chain breaker tool and a rivet spinner?
Or could it be done with a reloading press and decapper to break it
and a small ball peen hammer and anvil to rivet it back? Can you safely
reuse the rivets?
Just take it to a REAL saw shop - one that buys chain in bulk and
makes up chains as required. They will have the proper equipment and
know-how. Used to be a shop a few miles away had Oregon chain by the
That's my plan, I was just wondering about what that should cost and
what my other options were. It only cost $12 for an Oregon professional
chain, so even if I have to eat the cost of shortening it, it shouldn't
be too bad. (Maybe they'll do it for free if I buy a couple of bottles
of their expensive Stihl oil)
Cost of shortening probably just about what postage would be. But
first call the company you ordered from. They may send you
replacement chains and not require that you send the bad ones back.
Bailey's did that for me.
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