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Chain loops
« on: August 03, 2014, 08:52:07 PM »
Has any used the Woodland Pro chains. If so what did you think of them.
                             
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Re: Chain loops
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 10:35:50 AM »
I have some of them and have liked them. I liked the standard 3/8" ones better than the. 325 ones I have. They seem to hold up and hold an edge well to me.
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Re: Chain loops
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 10:51:12 AM »
I found it was decent chain, but occasionally ran into a cutter or depth gauge that was so hard I could not touch it with a file (ruined a couple of files trying).  I tied about 5 loops of it. 3 were fine, two had a couple of hard teeth or depth guages.  You might never notice if you use a grinder to sharpen, but it was a pain in the neck for me. 

I gave up using it. It seemed fine otherwise. I may try again some time. I could have just run into a bad batch.

I suspect the hard teeth were due to a heat treating problem. One concern I had is that if steel is that much harder than the normal spec, it's probably brittle.  I only had one tooth break, and it took a solid hit on an embedded rock - no idea if it was one of the hard teeth or not.
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Re: Chain loops
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 06:21:21 PM »
running them both in 3/8 and 325 on several saws. They seem to cut well, sharpen up fine. Never found a problem with a hard tooth. Price point seems good.

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Re: Chain loops
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 01:37:33 AM »
I run a bunch of their chains in 3/8" full ht and lp, all .050" gauge. No complaints. Like it so much that I got a 100' reel of semi-chisel. Great price, too.

I've not run into any noticeable hardness variation yet. I'd notice, since I sharpen only with guided file.
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Re: Chain loops
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2014, 04:01:20 AM »
At least it used to be Carlton, but I am not sure if that is the case.

Carlton chain is not as nice as Oregon or Stihl - cruder and without a low-vibe chassis.
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Re: Chain loops
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2014, 07:25:57 AM »
You guys may tempt me to give Woodland Pro another try.  Maybe I just got a bad batch. It was probably around 5 to 8 years ago that I tried it.

I had heard at one point that Woodland Pro, Carlton, and Total were all the same thing, just different names on the package. Is that the case?  I don't see Total chains around at all anymore.
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Re: Chain loops
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2014, 11:31:23 AM »
I had the same hardness quality control problem of the Carlton / WoodLand Pro chain years back like JohnMc, but I'm sure the problem has been rectified since .

Perfect match chain for the high quality Carlton File-O-Plate filing gauge.
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Re: Chain loops
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2014, 12:00:42 PM »
.... 

I had heard at one point that Woodland Pro, Carlton, and Total were all the same thing, just different names on the package. Is that the case?  I don't see Total chains around at all anymore.

Yes, but I don't know if it still is that way.

GB Chain also was - but that no longer is the case.
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Re: Chain loops
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2014, 02:34:42 PM »
The last WoodlandPro chain I bought had A1 stamped on the dl,  which I believe was a Carlton designation, right? Standard 3/8, .050.
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Re: Chain loops
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2014, 08:05:22 PM »
I have several 20" loops of 3/8" chisel I bought when a previous FF sponser was selling it for 10 bucks a loop .About 2-3 dollars less than Oregon at the time .I myself wasn't praticulary fond of it .


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