Bar change on McCulloch Mac3200?
I have an old reliable Mac3200 16" chain saw. Always starts easy and runs well. It is designed for a 54 link chain. Awhile back I acquired a bunch of 16" new chains from an auction and just realized that they are unfortunately just a little long for my saw. I had tried to fit one and it slid in the bar properly but I realized that the bar would not extend enough to tension it.
So: is there a reasonably easy way to remove a link or two? I am reasonably well equiped with tools. My first thought had been to see if anyone knew if slightly wider bars from certain other saws (that were made for these chains in the first place) might fit on the McCulloch. If I can remove links, that would seem to be the easier route.