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Need some help/advice

Post in 'The Gear' started by Steamer, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Steamer

    Steamer Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Southern Vt
    I have a Stihl Farm Boss with a 18" bar.
    I recently put a new chain on (Oregon 22LPX) Round Chisel Point.
    When I first started using this chain it was great but recently it is creating a lot of very fine wood dust.
    I touch up the chain either every tank or every other.
    When it cuts it does throw nice big chips of wood so were is all the dust coming from?
    Recently it is getting into the oilier area and impeding the flow of oil to the bar.
    I use a Husqvarner file that has a flat file for rakers and a 3/16 round which this chain calls for.
    Any help would be appreciated
    Thanks in advance

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    Northern IL
    Sometimes there is no "fault". The species that you are cutting can make a difference. How deep you are cutting can make a difference (how well the cut is being cleared of chips), etc. I was just dropping a Norway maple on Sat. I had a weird combo of rabbit bedding (large chips) and finer dust. I was at the end of my 25" bar. Sometimes it just happens.
  3. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

    Dec 16, 2010
    Central IA
    Some of the denser woods (White Oak,Hickory & especially Honey Locust or Osage Orange) you wont see lots of large chips,even with a new or razor sharp chain.This is even more so when the wood is extra dry instead of green.
  4. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

    Sep 22, 2010
    Western PA
    You "touched up" the chain, but have you given it a full sharpening yet?

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