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Filing a semi-chisel chain

Discussion in 'Just Chains' started by RI Chevy, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. huskihl

    huskihl Sausage Fingers Forever

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    I was thinking non safety. 33RM. I think safety sc is 33RM3
     
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    Ryan Browne Pinnacle OPE Member

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    You are correct.
     
  3. Magic_Man

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    What I’m finding about making semi faster so far is more top plate angle, 30 degrees. More hook either by dropping the file height or using a smaller file and keep the gullets cleaned out.
     
  4. RI Chevy

    RI Chevy Stihlvarna Runner

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    Photo of your cutter please?
     
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    Magic_Man Oh Yea !

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    I haven’t done it yet, just gathering info. I’m going to file some chains later today and give them a try. I will get some photos then.
     
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    I've only encountered actual "frozen " wood once in my life time It was a big pile of huge pin oak and honey locust green felled in late November and I tried to slice and dice in late Jan .at 15 below .I threw every thing I had at it ,no go .Tried to split it with steel wedges and got a good wack in the shin from a recoil .Put my stuff away and limped back to the house ,drank beer and sat by the fire .
     
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    Wilhelm Here For The Long Haul!

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    I feel that semi chisel requires way more power bucking logs than full chisel, it is also significantly slower.
    Additionally I find semi chisel harder to file properly compared to full chisel.

    I like and prefer full chisel for all applications, I just swap saws when I dull a chain.
    I need to get some full chisel in 3/8" low profile for my small saws.
     
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  8. Philbert

    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    STIHL owned the market on 3/8" low profile, full chisel chain for a while.

    I just bought some loops of TriLink / Sabre, and Archer to try.

    IMG_4119.JPG IMG_4120.JPG

    Philbert
     
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    Most times I feel the same, but in my case right now power or speed aren’t particularly the issues. I would rather cut a little slower than rock and rip the working corner off of all my chisel chains. Time taken to fix them would be far greater than the few minutes over a days work lost because of a slower cutting semi chisel chain. Now, the intent of this thread is to find out how we can make semi chisel a little faster, and not worry about knocking the corners off the chisel chain. A compromise if you will of the chain styles and what’s needed for the job.
     
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    Ryan Browne Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Well shoot deets, now you tell me. Can't believe I've been doing it wrong this whole time!
     
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    Deets066 AKA Deetsey

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    Hahahaha Which one of you goofballs is this ?
     
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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    What did you think that 'round filed' chain meant?

    Philbert
     
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    Best answer
     
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