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Re: Chain sharpening
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2010, 08:12:13 AM »
Whatever works .Far be it for me to tell anybody how to sharped a chain .I'll only add that 1/2" chipper is set to 35 thou .

This I have found though .Real deep depth gauges may appear to cut faster but it beats the pee out of the bar and operater . However everyone has their opinion on things . :)

Raker depth has a lot to do with the species your sawing, size of wood, whether it is frozen etc. , I kind of just take them down so that the saw is pulling correctly in the wood I am cutting.
If I was using a very long bar and chain set up like many of the western fallers then I can see where it would make a lot more sense to use a grinder.

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Re: Chain sharpening
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2010, 08:30:10 AM »
NW when you say raker is this the same as depth gauge?
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Re: Chain sharpening
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2010, 12:36:10 PM »
When you get chain chatter and garbing your rakers are absolutely to low. This is not only dangerous to run, its hard on the crank shaft , clutch, sprocket and wares the cutter straps down.
The best raker gauge i have used is a Carlton File-o-plate.
You have to be very care full when cutting rakers you can ruin a chain real quick.
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Re: Chain sharpening
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2010, 07:21:33 PM »
Back in the day when I was cutting basswood and aspen pulp I'd take three swipes off the rakers on a new Carlton chain before I even started the 2094 J-Red.  It was jumpy in hardwood but sure cut the softwoods  ;D ;D :)  I'm a grinder man now but still have a Carlton File-O-Plate in my wallet just in case  ;) :)
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« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2010, 09:08:28 PM »
Strip cutting Tamrack back in the 60's i had a 850 Homelite, i ran the rakers at 80 thro, it was like a chop saw, you better have big boots on your it would suck you right in the crack.
When cutting like that you have a lot of respect for the saw or it will bite you.

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