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Offline SasquatchMan

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Maintenance time
« on: October 05, 2004, 05:33:29 PM »
What kind of time do y'all put in for cleanup, sharpening, check-up kind of stuff, say for an average day of cutting?  Or what's the typical run-hours/maintenance-hours ratio?
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Re: Maintenance time
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2004, 07:32:29 PM »
If I ran the saw all day I'll typically spend about thirty to forty-five minutes. That's cleaning, sharpening, and getting ready to go for in the morning.
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Re: Maintenance time
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2004, 10:30:06 PM »
About 1/2 an hour per saw, greasing, cleaning, doing the air filter, etc.

Then for sharpening, 1 hour per chain on average for a 28" full comp chain. I usually use 4+ chains in one day, so I have to plan around which chains I am going to sharpen for the next day because I only have 12 (5 ripping and 7 cross cut).

I have had days where I had to quit early because I ran out of chains. Once a chain starts to dull and or gets hot, I swap it out on the next gas/oil fill.

I have found the presidential and vice president debates excellent times to catch up on sharpening.


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Re: Maintenance time
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2004, 06:17:21 PM »
I ususally just sharpen the chain and clean it off reall well clean the air filter and and do other minor stuff to it. It all depends on what I do with the saw how long i use and and what I use it for ae sticky pine juice and so on.
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