Chain Sharpening?

Mr A Posted By Mr A, Mar 18, 2013 at 2:29 PM

  1. MasterMech

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    Get me video that proves full-skip semi-chisel will fell and buck 1 full cord (hardwood or softwood, I don't care) faster than full-comp semi-chisel. It should be on a 70cc saw like your 440 or my 460 wearing a 20" or 25" bar like most of us here would use on a saw that size. And yes, the sprocket size needs to be the same as well.

    They make both chain types for a reason. Skip chain is for long bars buried in big wood. Helps out in softer wood where the chips are bigger and harder to clear from the kerf as well. Probably has something to do with why you PNW cutters like it so much. ;)
     
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  2. Bigg_Redd

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    I'm sure they do.

    I'm also sure that the easiest chain to get and keep sharp for a hobbiest who might cut 5 or 6 cord per year is a skip tooth with round cutters.

    For someone who makes a living with a chainsaw you are undoubtedly correct.

    EDIT: you know we have plenty of hard woods here too, right? And that we cut them with the exact same rigs we cut Fir and hemlock?
     
  3. MasterMech

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    The OP asked:
    In all fairness to the "hobbyists" here, many if us look to cut with the very best equipment, regardless of how much we cut per year.

    Otherwise ALL of us would have a MS290 with semi-chisel skip chain on it posting it up for all it's worth. ;)
     
  4. Bigg_Redd

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    Of course.

    Carry on.
     
  5. HDRock

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    Oh ya !! there is a big difference ::P
     
  6. HDRock

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    Yep, Madsen's site, is great, a LOT of VERY good info
     
  7. bogydave

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    Sounds like a combination of things.
    Dirty wood, chain type & sharpening technique.

    If it cost you a $20 chain to get it, a PU load of oak in your area might me more expensive then $20. ;)
     
  8. Mr A

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    Yes, even "free" wood is not completely free.
     

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