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  1. huskyboy

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    Do you think it’s harder to handfile?
     
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    Haven’t tried that yet, u won’t be able to get the same tooth profile though. It does hold an edge quite a bit better than anything else I’ve used
     
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    I’d be curious how it cuts with a hand filled tooth.
     
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    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    Anyone tried hand square filing this chain yet? I've just bought a 135 driver loop for milling duty and I prefer square but bought EXJ. Hoping it isn't much harder on my files.

    @ABarrick have you any feedback on filing it? I remember you mentioned getting some a while back. I should have asked you Saturday but forgot in all the fun we were having.
     
  5. p61 western

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    I have been playing with Carlton lately, and I like it.
     
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  6. huskyboy

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    It’s fine on files. Carlton/stihl are harder, lgx is softer. Exj/exl are middle of road. It cuts decent imho.
     
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    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    Good to hear Mason.

    The 50” set up I borrowed from Mike was Carlton chain. It cut awesome and held up very well in 40+” maple. Wasn’t hard to file like the Still.
     
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  8. huskyboy

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    I tried out a .404 harvester chain/36” cannon bar setup that was a friend’s on my ported 395 today. WOW... where have I been is all I have to say! Lasts and cuts great for off the roll chain.
     
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    Yeah so far I'm really liking it. It holds a edge longer than lgx for sure.
     
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    Too large of a kerf for the mill imo. I milled once with Chucks MMWS880 & it had 404. Talk about an anchor! It pulled it like a hoss tho.
     
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  11. huskyboy

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    Yeah I didn’t try mill with it, but man does that stuff last blocking large dirty rounds. The 395 actually seemed to run...stronger with the larger chain and heavier load interestingly.
     
  12. RI Chevy

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    Your 395 was impressive Mason. They are super strong saws. Gotta give credit where credit is due.
     
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    Me to but not on the mill yet. Chisel round. It feeds nice and smooth. I have one fresh one left. This stuff was good right off the roll.
     
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    Now try some 404 RS full. You'll find just how much grunt that saw has.
    Hsell ran it in PA on my 40". He didn't want that "slower" half skip 3/8 RLSH on the truck. And yea, it is square new chain I have yet to try. It was bought more for a milling test in dry hardwood. Yet to be done. I have some old crotchety black walnut around it might like.
     
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    What saw you using that on Kenny?
     
  16. huskyboy

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    Anyone noticed that .404 cuts straighter on a longer bar vs 3/8 or is easier to keep cuts straight? It seemed to to me.
     
  17. RI Chevy

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    Probably just the fact that it was a virgin chain.
     
  18. GCJenks204

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    Have you tried those Carlton loops I sent you?
     
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    Not yet Gary. I had a couple loops of Oregon to use up. I will though.
     
  20. huskyboy

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    I think it has to do with the wider kerf and maybe less flexible/more stable chain.
     
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