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Author Topic: Ripping chain okay to cross cut too?  (Read 298 times)

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Offline wspier

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Ripping chain okay to cross cut too?
« on: February 07, 2019, 02:12:28 PM »
Looking to use a Husky 3120 with a CannonBar and ripping chain for milling. Is it okay or a no-no, to use the same bar and chain to also fell the tree and prep trim the trunk for milling? Or should I have a second, dedicated saw (or at least another std chain) for that? I won't be using it to cross cut countless times like one would use for firewood. Thank you! 

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Re: Ripping chain okay to cross cut too?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 04:38:28 PM »
It will be slower but ok. It may dull your chain that you want to use to mill. A standard chain is about 30 and a milling chain is 10. 

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Re: Ripping chain okay to cross cut too?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 08:25:28 PM »
Myself I would leave the mill-bar-chain assembly together and remove the saw, use a different bar/chain for felling.  I would want the highest performance for felling and limbing.  And the bar will not have to be as long as that being used to mill. But will a rip chain cross-cut? Sure. 
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Re: Ripping chain okay to cross cut too?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 09:06:43 PM »
yes, it will work, but as already stated, slower. iv even used a cross cut chain to rip, just to see if it would, and it does work, but a lot more aggressive and didn't produce near the finish as a ripping chain. i use the same bar for both felling and ripping, mostly bc i want to cut all the way through in 2 cuts, rather than the face cut, then several back cuts. teat-for-tat, 6 1 way, half a dozen the other, as for the bar. 
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