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Author Topic: What makes a typical white oak become extremely hard on a chain ?  (Read 2286 times)

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Re: What makes a typical white oak become extremely hard on a chain ?
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2018, 06:55:53 PM »
A lot of times white oak and especially scarlet oak will get a little rot chimney up the center and it turns to mulch.  This stuff dulls a chain so fast you wont know what to do.  Sparks, smoking, stretching.  Sharpen 3 times just to fell a tree. 

If the cutters get bad enough a hand sharpening wont sort it out.  Gotta go on a grinder.  I have one chain that looks flawless and is sharp as a razor but just cuts left hand scallops like crazy.  Not the bar either.
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