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Stihl chain Got to love them!!

Post in 'The Gear' started by Sean McGillicuddy, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy Burning Hunk

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    Finally got to run the 350 with the Stihl chain 23RCS72E thru some 24" OAK!
    What a treat.
    The chips were huge!!==c
    Love this chain, I wonder how long the sharpness will last?
    Thanks to all for the input .
    Sean
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  2. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    It will stay sharp for about a cord, maybe a little more. I can actually see where the corners wore down on my 26RSC74 chain that I use on my MS261. I think a sharp RSC chain, now known as RS, just cannot be beat for bucking logs up.
  3. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    How long does sharpness last? Until you need to sharpen it. That doesn't sound helpful, does it? However, it's a very accurate answer. Here are some things to look for:

    - it's taking longer in the cut
    - throwing chips + dust
    - throwing a lot of dust (very dull)
    - you notice you're leaning on the saw to get it to cut better/faster
  4. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Once it stops self-feeding it's high time for the file.

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