Just curious what you guys think of rip cutting with the chainsaw. I've done it to saw up big crotch pieces (and read here of folks doing it), and didn't see much difference in the way the saw acted except for clogginng up with those long strings. Is this hard on a normal chain? More importantly, is it safe to do? (guess I should have asked before I did it :red: ). I've also found that on big logs, it's nice to have a starting kerf about an inch deep to start wedges if the log is green. I've seen posts that mention ripping chain, but unless you're doing a lot of it at once, it seems a little cumbersome to switch chains back and forth. Of course you could set up a second saw... Anyway, whaddaya' think?