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The Best Chains??

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  1. BikeMedic2709

    BikeMedic2709 New Member

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    OK. Is there a brand of chain you prefer?

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  2. suematteva

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    Bike,

    we talking saw chain? Either Oregon or Carlton..do not think I have had a carlton in the last couple...
  3. BikeMedic2709

    BikeMedic2709 New Member

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    Yes. Chainsaw chain.
    I've always had Oregon, but have looked at Carolton and others. Just curious as to wether anyone has one they swear by. I know Bailys carries several brands.
  4. Roospike

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    Stihl . I like the extra hardness of Stihl chain. I'm a full chisel , hard chain kinda guy .
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    Oregon or Sthil are the best hands down. And I have run them all. But thats my opinion.
  6. BikeMedic2709

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    Looks like I will stick with the Oregon chain or the Husqvarna. (I know they make it for Husky anyway.) It is really what is the cheapest when I need it. I've been curious about the chains that Baileys is marketing as the best chain. It is alot cheaper. Has anyone had any experience with this saw chain?
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    If it's the woodsman pro brand you'r talking about, It works pretty good. It's close to Oregon.JMO.
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    Yeah! Thats it. Woodsman Pro. It seems to be less expensive than Oregon, per loop. But I have always worried about the quaility. I think I might try it.
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    We tried a couple hundred feet of it at work. It worked good. You'll be alright with it.
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    I replaced the original Oregon chain from my Husky 136 with an Stihl. Stihl cuts a lot faster and the saw struggles less. Important for a saw that small.
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    I use a Stihl full Chisel.

    (Can't forget the MaxiPad in the sawcase!)
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    ;-) and Duck tape.
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    Stihl full chisel skip tooth lowered rakes.
    Thomas
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    Skip tooth ? how big a wood ya cutting there ? I normally dount use a skip tooth until i whip out a 36" - 42" bar in real hard wood.
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    Alot of our Maple is 2-3 foot across. 28" bars. We have been ordering rolls of it for 29 years now. Never thought of changing.
    Thomas
  16. Roospike

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    Yeah ........ Thats a good call.
  17. Yogi

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    I just get what is available at Walmart, use my chians until they are dull, then just buy a new one, my wild thing runs just fine that way for me.
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    He said "wild thing" The king of saws ! 42cc The prince ! 40cc

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  19. Yogi

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    I love my wild thing, that is the best saw ever made!!! I have no idea why you would ever need a saw bigger than this beast of a saw!!!
  20. Roospike

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    Well there ya go ......My gift to you ! You can have my picture for your Avatar . Welcome to the tribe.
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    Roo, you have a new job. Official Forum Avitar Makerupper :p
  22. Roospike

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    LOL :cheese:
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    Well thank you for the warm welcome Roo, and the avatar!!! I will use it proudly!!
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    :)
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    Nice avatar there Yogi.
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