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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 Feeling the Heat

    Jan 7, 2012
    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 .
    chazcarr, raybonz and MasterMech like this.

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  2. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

    Jun 1, 2011
    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

    Sep 22, 2010
    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

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

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