Carbide Chains

loon Posted By loon, Sep 30, 2012 at 5:04 PM

  1. loon

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    Only went back a couple pages and i bet this was brought up before...

    What's up with these? Whoever has them do you like them? Gonna buy one this week for sure unless you guys say not to ;)

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  2. Thistle

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    Did you win LOTTO or something recently? ;lol They're certainly not cheap....

    Wouldnt mind trying one sometime but its a big risk with all the yardbirds I normally get for milling etc.
     
  3. scooby074

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    Expensive and not really necessary imho.

    Plus how do you sharpen them? I imagine you'd need diamond and traditional files wouldnt make a dent.
     
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    I think they'd be great for the guy who has a little extra coin in his pocket and hates sharpening.
     
  5. amateur cutter

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    Yep, gotta be sharpened with a diamond wheel. They're also known to lose the carbide tips off the cutters when they contact hard objects. Look up rescue chain.Iirc most fire depts. only use em once. A C
     
  6. MasterMech

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    Yikes, considering the price tag on a loop of rescue chain can be approaching $200!

    The price tag on Stihl's DURO chain for smaller saws is much more modest, I haven't cut with any but I'd be real tempted to try one too. Make sure someone in your area has the proper wheel on a grinder to sharpen one of these before you drop big coin on a loop.
     
  7. smokinj

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    Finally you ask the question! You are now well one your way to being the finest chain sharpener in ont canada! ;)
     
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    Between the price and what you guys said, I bought the standard Stihl chain ;) Thanks eh!

    But they changed the chain? The drive has dimples in it now and a groove also? Thinking it has something to do with the oil lube? And they also went back to the old cutters?

    Not complaining at all..just something i found out about when i opened the box ::-)

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  10. amateur cutter

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    Huh, haven't seen that yet. Same guess as your's, better oiling? A C
     
  11. MasterMech

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    That looks like full-chisel Picco Super to me. Haven't seen the dimpled drive links yet either. What was the marketing number (short part numer, something like 63PS3-55) of the chain?

    Nice pic btw.
     
  12. loon

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    Seems like a good idea AC :cool:

    Here are the only numbers i could find Mech...

    Also the woods i cut in had been fenced many many years ago and there is alot of hidden wire in the old tree's, which i have found the odd time by accident :p :)

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    we have carbide on our vent saws at the firedept. The teeth are solid round and cut at an angle. They will rip through nails, tin, gussets,siding and maybe even a car top if needed. The price on these approach 300 i think. We can have a roof vented in a snap with these.
     
  14. MasterMech

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    Hmmm, .325 Rapid Super, pretty common stuff, great chain! What saw is it going on? I see it's .050 gauge which means it's not going on a Stihl.... ;)
    That's rescue chain, on derivative of carbide chain. Very tough chain. I cut through an old work bench with it, went right through the nails and 1/4" lags. Only tore up a couple cutters (ripped the tooth right off the cutter strap) but I guess $300 is chump change when lives are on the line. Wouldn't be my first choice for cutting cars open however. Hello TS-series.... >>
     
  15. loon

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    I could use a sunroof in the truck stinks ==c

    Went on this one lastnite mech :) And just picked up another Stihl today :cool: Will post a picture when i get off work..

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    Emma doesn't look like she approves of this purchase . . . I think she would have been more happy with some Scooby Snacks.
     
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    Just a thought, the dimples would hold the oil better. They had to do something to help out the stingy "EPA" oilers of the newer saws.
     
  19. loon

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    The fella at the store said something about that today Fife :cool:

    Heres Emma's new addition jake;)

    A nice and light 170 :)

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    Loon it looks like the pooch is on point. Maybe you could rent her out to people that have lost there saws in the woods.:)
     
  21. loon

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    Not too sure about the saws Fife? But she's great at finding Coyote Crap :p ==c


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    Oh man...i can relate to that!

    The mutt in my avatar rolls in it too!

    That look she is giving is her "yea...i rolled in it...so what?" look.
     
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    Yep the 2 in my avatar are terrific at finding great stuff like that. Ain't worth squat when I misplace my glasses or keys though.
     
  24. loon

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    Just got in from a couple cold days at the Deer camp guys and Emma/Buddy are smelling like roses right now ::-)
    We'll go for a run on the farm tomorrow and fix that good smell quick <> :)

    And the PE5 is humming along great ==c

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