Revisiting Square-Ground vs. Round

MasterMech Posted By MasterMech, Sep 1, 2013 at 7:46 PM

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  1. MasterMech

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    This time it's Stihl on Stihl. RS vs RSLK.
     
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  2. DexterDay

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    Wow... Thought there would have been many more comments.

    I am still interested. Been busy all weekend. Only replied to stuff that came to my phone via subscription. Playin catch up now :(
     
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    Hard enough for me to keep a round chisel chain sharp.
    Going to a square chisel would not help me enough to go thru the learning curve to keep a square one sharp.

    I do like your test video . ;)
     
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    From what I'm seeing, I think out of the box square ground just isn't much, if any, better than the RS chain that many of us are already using. I have seen square grind/filed haul ass so I might attempt to file this one and see where it goes. I could also throw it on the grinder and grind it round to see if RSK is better than regular RS.
     
  5. MasterMech

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    You never know Dex, folks often don't check in here until the weekend is over.
     
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    Yea I saw it. Did not watch it yet. But dis see it late the night u posted it. Was surprised that not many posts yet still. Bit uea many are like me also checking at work during g week.

    Have had tapatalk for weeks now but just recently getting the hang of it and getting more addicted with the instant gratification of it!
     
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    I got 18 sec to 18 sec. Very little difference from what I can tell from the vid. What was your personal take from this as the one pulling the trigger? There sure doesn't seem to be a compelling reason to move from my beloved RS.
     
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    Sums it up in a nutshell. I can see RSL (or RSLK as in this vid) being faster than RS but not as it comes out of the box. Considering the cost of a grinder or the learning curve of filing it well (much more difficult than traditional round filing) I don't see it being worth the switch for firewood cutters.
     
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