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Is skip chain better/faster than full comp? Find out......

Post in 'The Gear' started by MasterMech, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. MasterMech

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    Video is uploading, I'm going to bed, 4am gets here quick.

    Disclaimer: THIS IS NOT THE END ALL BE ALL VIDEO. I am not done testing but I wanted to share this vid with you guys early on. There will be more. Promise.
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  2. WellSeasoned

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    Wake up.. it ain't working!
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    You get up at 4am Sunday!!??
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    Works for me?
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    Did anyone time that?? I was sitting here running f it while watching the Clemson game. Loomed darn close to me. Maybe giving the edge to the full comp?
  6. MasterMech

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    Actually 3:45am
    Saturday and Sunday. Folks gotta play golf ya know.... ;)


    The full comp is beating the skip chain every time by about 3 seconds. With the 8 pin rim on, I'm using a light touch and pretty much just letting the saw drop through the log via gravity. This is in about 20" of Red Oak. Gonna sink this saw into 30"+ Maple on Monday....
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    Interested MM - what was your prediction before the test? Cheers!
  8. MasterMech

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    The test went as I expected but honestly I was expecting a bigger difference. You can feel the difference in the cut for sure tho. Now I'm intrigued to see what happens in bigger wood.
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    Absolutely - keep us posted and real nice video! Cheers!
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    Wait till the PNW guys wake up. They'll tell you what you were doing wrong. ;-)
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    He did use hardwood and not a Christmas tree :p
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  12. MasterMech

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    Bwahahahahaha! LMAO here HS. ;lol ;lol ;lol
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  13. MasterMech

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    Hey BTW guys and gals, that's the MS460 with an aftermarket 52mm big bore kit in the vid. I decided to switch it up a bit since there is little video of that saw. As you can see, that kit runs pretty good out of the box.
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    I can't remember the brand?
  15. MasterMech

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    It is a Hyway kit. Seals, bearings, the DP muffler and of course the top end.
  16. MasterMech

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    Ok, so I got was using a rather light touch with the 8 pin rim setup and decided to give it a go with the 7 pin.



    Here's the interesting part. The times didn't change all that much.

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