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need help with chain selection
« on: September 09, 2002, 08:10:46 PM »
Good evening everyone,I am looking for a chain for a 60cc echo,fire dept. chainsaw that is used strictly for ventilation and forcible entry.The bar has a 45 degree downward angle to assist in roof projects and is only 16 inches in lenght.We currently are using a chain manufactured in Vancouver B.C that has double depth gauges and has a carbide tipped cutter.The problem we are having is that the carbide tip is seperating after a short time and after a couple of uses needs to be replaced.can anyone recomend a very heavy duty chain that could handle tin roofing, shingles,and the odd nail.The chains we are currently using are priced at around $300 a piece.Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks  DonT

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Re: need help with chain selection
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2002, 08:32:36 PM »
Don,
Lock your keys in the house again?  :D

I have no experience with this but here`s a link to start with ...
http://www.hev.com/carbichain/carbichain.html

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Re: need help with chain selection
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2002, 11:22:19 AM »
That looked quite useful. I forwarded it to the chief of our FD, and I just wonder if it would be good for root trimming applications? Could be a little spendy.   lw
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Re: need help with chain selection
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2002, 02:32:15 PM »
Was searching the net and came across this site. Maybe it will help.

http://www.planopower.com/reference_materials/saw_chain_info.shtml



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