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Offline Bruce Hopf

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Re: Soaking chainsaw chains?
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2009, 05:45:07 PM »
I've never soaked a chain nor had one rust up. But then, I don't clean off the chainbar oil either. I suspect that vleaning off the oil is why the rust forms.

More fuss than I would care to go to, but each has their own way that feels good and right.

Bruce prolly has many more chains in storage at any one time than I do.  :) :)
I have close to 40 chains hanging up right now in storage. I'm not the kind of guy that likes sharpening the odd chain here and there, and as I said before, I'm no good when it comes to free handed filing. Never was. When I sharpen, I like to do a few at a time. I had 4 chain saws with 16" bars, and I had 10 used ones, along with 8 new ones. Now I use two chain saws with 16" bars, and those 18 chains are in various stages of being sharpened. I have a few that are almost to the point of no more sharpening, and a few that have not seen much sharpening, but are in rotation, with the other chains.
I have a few for 20" chains, a few at 24" chains, and a few various length chains for a few of my mini macs.  Bruce.
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Re: Soaking chainsaw chains?
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2009, 10:14:10 PM »
Chris, there is no 'u' in 'regards'.
 :P :-\
Rocky ill check that one out mate  ;) Its how ive allways spelt it  ;) it might just be me though  ;) :D :D if  that and the smileys are my only problem in all these posts i aint doin too bad i reckon Mate ;) :D :D :D :D 
Well there might be .If for example you had to "reguard "something because you didn't guard it well enough the first time .

Kind of like Toms saws .His guarding was lacking as well was he "reguarding "  :D
Chris, there is no 'u' in 'regards'.
 :P :-\

I thought it was an Aussie thing... Like the English do with "colour" vs the American "color"
The Canadians write a  little funny too .We write a check,they write a cheque .I wonder if they check their cheque to see if it is correctly made out .

Can you imagine getting a bunch of Brits, Aussies and Yanks together .We would need a translater . :D

If you soak your chain though perhaps it best to check it every so often .If all else fails write a cheque for a new one .

 ;) :D :D :D :D :D  I think you can understand anyone just some take longer to translate  ;) :D :Dits funny the amount of variance in the english language from country to country   ;) :D ;D

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Re: Soaking chainsaw chains?
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2009, 06:33:37 AM »
After I grind a chain I have two big cans one with mineral spirits to clean off grit second with bar&chain oil then they go in a baggie.If your a squared up dude you can write on the baggie what its for but I seldom do.when I file every outher time I remove the chain and bar and clean everything,a bar jammed with dust dosen't oil properly.Most of us ,outher than Tom,would have a snowballs chance in #ell at a spelling bee.Frank C.
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Re: Soaking chainsaw chains?
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2009, 07:52:27 AM »
Seperated by a common language ;D
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Re: Soaking chainsaw chains?
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2009, 05:49:41 PM »
Sorta makes ya feel at little crook or at least a bit grizzley eh chris ;D
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Re: Soaking chainsaw chains?
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2009, 08:23:01 PM »
I have never soaked a chain... for any reason.  A lot of fuss for nothin'... I'll just leave it at that.   :) :D

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When I saw this thread title, I just had to check it out to make sure! And Gary did not disappoint me!!  ;D

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Re: Soaking chainsaw chains?
« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2009, 09:03:41 AM »
Sorta makes ya feel at little crook or at least a bit grizzley eh chris ;D

Ernie it wont phase me mate  ;)  :D ;D i never said i was an english major  :D :D
im a jack off all trades and a master of a few  ;) Started working fulltime at 13yo had a cert IIII in building and construction (qualified carpenter)at 18  ;) ;D was the first (and only sofar) selfemployed bloke to get a cert III in timber industry production and management  ;) ;D  (only 6 ppl get this a year and are company mangement ;)) even got offered a 5 year scolarship at melbourne uni from the Head of the CSIRO to become doctor of wood science   ;)  and none of them had a problem with my spelling mate  ;) :D :D :D :D

I just wanna cut Timber  ;) :D :D :D

And Rocky was rite  ;) ive been doing it wrong all this time like the old saying  s@!t happens ;) :D ;D  :D ;D ;)

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Re: Soaking chainsaw chains?
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2009, 09:31:20 AM »
 :D Oh no you must be related to that guy from Stanley North Carolina . He could only spell when he wanted to . Which was seldom I might add .

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Re: Soaking chainsaw chains?
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2009, 03:36:52 PM »
I have never soaked a chain... for any reason.  A lot of fuss for nothin'... I'll just leave it at that.   :) :D

Gary

When I saw this thread title, I just had to check it out to make sure! And Gary did not disappoint me!!  ;D

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Haha!  Thanks mang!

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Re: Soaking chainsaw chains?
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2009, 05:42:32 PM »
If they are stiff - try WD-40 or something like that..... ;)
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Re: Soaking chainsaw chains?
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2009, 08:26:07 PM »
ATF....One of the cheapest/overlooked lubes around..... ;D
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