Stihl chain Got to love them!!

Sean McGillicuddy Posted By Sean McGillicuddy, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:07 AM

  1. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy
    Feeling the Heat 2.
    NULL
    

    Jan 7, 2012
    380
    135
    Loc:
    Easton mass.
    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
     
    chazcarr, raybonz and MasterMech like this.
  2. fabsroman

    fabsroman
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jun 1, 2011
    1,022
    320
    Loc:
    West Friendship, Maryland
    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 2.
    NULL
    

    Sep 22, 2010
    2,671
    1,082
    Loc:
    Western PA
    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 2.
    NULL
    

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

Share This Page