The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

FARMA


Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts





Author Topic: What type of saw chain do you use  (Read 22668 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Kbeitz

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 6951
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Millville, Pa.
  • Gender: Male
  • Never enough time...
    • Share Post
    • My Hobbies
Re: What type of saw chain do you use
« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2017, 12:49:39 PM »
I use junkyard chains. People when junking there chainsaw because of bad
gas or whatever forget to remove the new chain they put on the saw.
I bet I now have over 100 semi new chains hanging on the shop wall.
Collector and builder of many things.
Love machine shop work
and Wood work shop work
And now a saw mill work

Offline Leggman

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 62
  • Age: 62
  • Location: Trapp kentucky
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: What type of saw chain do you use
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2017, 01:21:28 PM »
I have a small husky that I use for limbing and a few months ago I bought a echo cs590 20" bar. Awesome saw for the money.

Offline killamplanes

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 536
  • Age: 39
  • Location: Carlinville Il
  • Gender: Male
  • one man band
    • Share Post
Re: What type of saw chain do you use
« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2017, 10:26:46 PM »
Stihl chisel here. I've tried them all. And then went back and tried them all again trying to save a buck. But honestly chains are pretty low on my operating cost. My time seems to be pretty high compared to saws, and such. My2c on it. And with the higher hp saws a weak chain will show its failure very quickly in hardwoods here like burr, wo, hickory.
jd440 skidder, western star w/grapple,tk B-20 hyd, electric, stihl660,and 2X661. and other support Equipment, pallet manufacturing line

Offline sablatnic

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 587
  • Location: Denmark
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: What type of saw chain do you use
« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2017, 10:51:15 AM »
Whatever I can pick from the dumpster - people seems to junk their chains just for being dull!
Absolutely prefer chisel for clean wood - problem is to find clean wood, there is a lot of sand in the wood here because of the sandy soil.

Offline thecfarm

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 29433
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Chesterville,Maine
  • Gender: Male
  • If I don't do it,it don't get done
    • Share Post
Re: What type of saw chain do you use
« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2017, 11:01:21 AM »
I work in a hardware store and how right you are with people who don't know how to sharpen chains. Most that come in are for the smaller saws. The ones that I see,I know I could get them back with a file. Yes,it might takes 10 swipes,bit I could get them back again.
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79

Offline moodnacreek

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1663
  • Location: Orange County NY
  • Gender: Male
  • Sawin by the notches
    • Share Post
Re: What type of saw chain do you use
« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2017, 07:53:54 PM »
Oregon 91vxl on a 262 husk. with 24" bar for spruce knots and hard hardwood.

Offline thutch85

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 26
  • Age: 34
  • Location: Michigan
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: What type of saw chain do you use
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2017, 12:55:02 PM »
I use a stihl RS full chisel (yellow) chain for most of my cutting. I'll switch to my semi chisel low kick back (green) chain when im working in thick brush or climbing through a tangled mess of limbs and branches. i just sharpend an Oregon chain, its first, and found a lot of inconsistency in the spacing between the tooth and raker. in some my file wouldn't even fit, others were fine. was not impressed.

Offline leeroyjd

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 162
  • Location: Harmony,RI
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: What type of saw chain do you use
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2017, 04:24:11 PM »
I use Oregon 72 ck. That's 3/8 50 gauge semi skip square ground chain.
I do hand file and do all my felling and bucking with it. Fast and smooth.
Files can be hit or miss, but I have been having good luck with "Save edge" brand. I cannot get a round filed chisel chain to perform as well. Also great on Alaskan mill.

Offline Greyhound

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 177
  • Location: Central PA
    • Share Post
Re: What type of saw chain do you use
« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2017, 09:33:07 PM »
1. Stihl chain is a harder steel so it lasts longer but takes a little more effort to file.  My local shop sells it "buy two get the third free" which works out to 33% of DSRP so it.  He only stocks RS, RSF and RM3.   I use RS/RSF for felling and clean wood. I think it's probably worth the mildly increased cost. Your mileage may vary.
2. Oregon and Carlton:  Good chains, slightly softer steel, dulls a little faster but easier/faster to sharpen.  I buy this in bulk and use it for fire wooding and stumping because I'm often in dirty wood and my terrain is really rocky.  Sadly, I usually rock and kill these chains before I run out of top plate from sharpening.
3.  Stihl RSL(K) square ground:  Wicked fast, wicked expensive, pain to sharpen but fun for showing off with.
4. As above, sharpness matters way more than the brand or cutter style.

Offline Al_Smith

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 10328
  • Location: Northwestern Ohio in the center of a giant corn field
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: What type of saw chain do you use
« Reply #49 on: March 04, 2017, 06:19:59 AM »
A little tip on Stihl chains .You need a less aggressive file than say Oregon brand.You'll knock the teeth right off an Oregon file in short order on Stihl chains .Pferd or Save Edge makes a pretty decent file .

Offline thutch85

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 26
  • Age: 34
  • Location: Michigan
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: What type of saw chain do you use
« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2017, 09:43:04 AM »
regardless of what brand or type of chain you use, sharp is alway better than dull. i have a timberline chainsaw sharpener and it is awesome! I've gotten pretty good at useing a hand file and still use them for a quick touch ups when refueling but the timberline gets my stihl chains sharp as new and cutting strait ever time.


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Chain type for bow bar

Started by rangerbob on Chainsaws

4 Replies
1608 Views
Last post March 26, 2006, 09:19:25 PM
by Tom
xx
Bar Heat and Oil - Chain Type?

Started by TNTRanch on Sawmills and Milling

13 Replies
1549 Views
Last post April 17, 2017, 10:34:05 PM
by Brucer
xx
Saw-chain type for felling

Started by 54Dutchman on Chainsaws

17 Replies
1643 Views
Last post December 22, 2015, 10:25:49 PM
by HolmenTree
xx
What type of chain saw can be used to bring a tree down?

Started by alsayyed on Chainsaws

5 Replies
1993 Views
Last post June 04, 2007, 03:41:40 PM
by SawTroll
 


Powered by EzPortal