Alaska Saw Shop and Lewis Winch

Nitroman

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Okay, I hope this is the right forum, so...

Anyone living in Alaska needs a part quickly, call Rod's Saw Shop at 127 Minnie Street in Fairbanks at 452-6318. I know, a shameless shout-out, but they have lots of parts and are willing to send via Express Mail if you ask for it. Local shop didn't have large 7-spline 3/8x7-tooth rims.

Warning about Lewis Winches. They will only work with 3/8x7-tooth sprockets. Their cutterless drive chain is too short to work even with an 8-7 tooth combo. Must both be 7-tooth. I am going to have a couple of spares made for me. I want to convert the winch to a .404 but there is a reinforcement cast into the gear case of the winch that will prevent my using this large chain. Have to call Lewis on Monday to see if I can get around removing it.
 

Freehand

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Need some vids of that Lewis winch doing some real work. I've lingered on the description and specs of it in the Bailey's catalog more times than I care to mention…….
 

jacob j.

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Okay, I hope this is the right forum, so...

Anyone living in Alaska needs a part quickly, call Rod's Saw Shop at 127 Minnie Street in Fairbanks at 452-6318. I know, a shameless shout-out, but they have lots of parts and are willing to send via Express Mail if you ask for it. Local shop didn't have large 7-spline 3/8x7-tooth rims.

Warning about Lewis Winches. They will only work with 3/8x7-tooth sprockets. Their cutterless drive chain is too short to work even with an 8-7 tooth combo. Must both be 7-tooth. I am going to have a couple of spares made for me. I want to convert the winch to a .404 but there is a reinforcement cast into the gear case of the winch that will prevent my using this large chain. Have to call Lewis on Monday to see if I can get around removing it.
A person can make their own cutter-less chain out of old chain just by cutting the old teeth off. I've made many this way, so that a large variety of sprocket sizes can be used on the winches.
 

Yukon Stihl

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Hi Nitroman
I used my Lewis with an 8 on it and a 10 on my 046.
Mine came with a 2100 CD on it.I needed it a couple of weeks ago and haven't went through the 2100 yet.Couldn't get it adjusted right so i decide to use the 046,don't have a spinner so the only way to use up the slack was with bigger gears.It came with 7 and 7.
8 is as big as mine would take.
Thomas
 

Nitroman

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I know I can make up a chain, but to do that I will have to take apart one of my precious Stihl chains. I will figure it out.

I have a big-azzed Milwaukee 1/4" die grinder (the BIG one), and plan on making some changes to the adapter. I'll lengthen the slots about 3/8" so it'll fit up. I was pissed at it when I first posted.
 
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