Noodling

Paulywalnut Posted By Paulywalnut, Mar 11, 2013 at 11:32 AM

  1. Paulywalnut

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    Does noodling the unsplitable round dull your chain?
    I do it on a rare occasion and seems like it takes a
    little life out of the blade.
     
  2. lukem

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    Not any more than cross-cutting.
     
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  3. wingsfan

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    I noodle te extra big rounds every once in a while, and I have never noticed any change in the chain.
     
  4. ScotO

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    The thing that makes it seem that way is usually there is dirt in the bark.......or sometimes when noodling a crotch, there is junk grown into the crotch. Just a little bit of dirt or a small pebble (or a piece of wire) will dull your chain quicker than chit......
     
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  5. lukem

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    Actually, there's less bark involved when noodling. Cross-cutting a 30" round will involve cutting through 94" of bark (circumference). Noodling would involve cutting through 32" (assuming a 16" long round) of bark.

    Scotty's right about nasties in there junking a chain in a hurry.
     
  6. Redlegs

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    Dirt seems to be the fastest way to dull a chain, barbed wire dosen't help much either. Never noticed much difference after noodling.
     
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  7. ScotO

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    I noodled a big silver maple stump last spring at a job, it was 5 large trunks growing out of one stump. Over the years, kids (or for all I know adults) threw bricks and stones in the crotch of that thing. Needless to say, I had to change the chain several times that morning....
     
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  8. MarylandGuy

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    OMG, please don't call it a blade. It's known as a bar and chain! Get your chainsaw terminology right. :)
     
  9. firefighterjake

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    Or maybe his saw has a blade . . . which would explain why it is dulling so quickly. ;) :)

    New: The Stihl Broad Sword Saw! ;)
     
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