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  1. 661joe

    661joe Well-Known OPE Member

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    Hi everyone hopefully this topic hasn't been Beat to Death too bad. I've got a small Alaskan Mill I'll be running a 661 with a 36-inch bar on it for Milling. My question is to all you guys do you have a preferred chain type? Is it worth it to spend the money on so-called Milling chain? Just looking for this information I appreciate any and all help thanks Joe
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    I have never bought milling chain. I use square ground for all my milling.
     
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    661joe Well-Known OPE Member

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    How is the Finish better than round? Do you use Square due to longevity or better cut or both?
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    Finish was the same as semi chisel for the most part. It was about 40% faster cutting so less fuel used and time spent sawing. I touchy after every 2 cuts in 9' long cherry or oak
     
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    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    I tried the square (full skip) on a 119dl set up and milled a bunch after Mikes recommendation. It works awesome. After a while, I had a bit of a hard time with the double bevel while the saw was mounted in the mill so I switched to round at about 10 degrees. Finish was similar and it was a lot slower cutting. I've since switched back. Square is more durable, it just stays sharp longer.
     
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    661joe Well-Known OPE Member

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    Great replies guys I'm very thankful for them so it seems like square is going to be the way to go does it matter what size?
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    Not real hard to file if you do it right at the nose.
     
  8. Douglas Ostrander

    Douglas Ostrander Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Going to give 27RX chain a try. Super skip chain. Need to make a few 190 dl loops. Looks to be a large learning curve for this slab thing. First cutting then drying.
     
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    I am new to milling but I do have a square grinder. So I took one of my used chains and put a square grind on it.

    I must say it sure did cut good. Thanks Mike.
     
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    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    if anyone wants any 27rx chain i got 3x loops of 190DL for sale customer wanted hyper link so didnt need these loops
    they will be up on classifieds later
     
  11. Douglas Ostrander

    Douglas Ostrander Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Where? Did not see them listed.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
     
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    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    hello i got the loops here didnt get around to listing them
     
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    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF THE MILLING CHAIN


    WP_20180205_20_14_03_Pro.jpg WP_20180205_20_14_49_Pro.jpg WP_20180205_20_14_08_Pro.jpg
     
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    Douglas Ostrander Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Oh no that is 27AX chain not 27RX. One letter make a difference. Bottom chain is 27ax top chain us 27Rx



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  15. RI Chevy

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    What is the difference between a regular chain and a ripping chain? I realize on chain cross cuts, and the other goes with the grain. LOL
    But how are the teeth different? Looks like a little different tooth sequence.
    And, please tell me about those Granberg pliers.
     
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    Ripping chain is ground at 10 to 11 degrees not 25 to 30 degrees. Plus a stepper face angle. 70 degrees instead of 55-60 degrees. Make for a durable cutter. Doesn't cut as fast but doesn't dull as fast. That my theory.

    I use the dremel to grind the rivets down and the Granberg to punch out rivets. My breaker can bend the drive links when punching out the rivets.
     
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    Cool. Never knew that. Always wondered what the differences in the chains were.

    I like the pliers.
     
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    I've milled with both regular 3/8 chain and 3/8 milling chain. I felt like the milling chain was a tad faster, but I liked the "finish" from the regular chain better. Then again, I have a bad habit of angling the bar back and forth in the cut. Bought my milling chain from Bailey's.
     
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    That chain must be the super duper skip skip skip skip chain. Lol
    Missing a whole lotta cutters.
     
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