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Ripping Chain better for Noodling vs Square Chisel?

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  1. CrystalRiver1

    CrystalRiver1 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Hey Studs,

    Got a ton of huge white oak rounds to noodle into some manageable sizes.
    Will a ripping chain give me better/faster results vs square chisel chain?

    Thanks,
    Reg
     
  2. Wolverine

    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    I noodle with the same chain I buck with. Works good and doesn't seem to blunt any different.
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    brushwacker Well-Known OPE Member

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    I have some bulk ripping chain in 3/8 .050 and .058. I could fix you up with a chain to try possibly for not to much.
    My experience what little I used it is what I think it is supposed to do is make normal chips vs the long noodles you get when cutting with the grain. Your clutch compartment doesn't clog up so readily. Doesn't feel faster to me, may be a bit slower but I reckon saves time by not clogging. I like noodles for animal bedding and fire starter so I haven't been using my ripping chain. If you have a large amount of big stuff it might be less fighting with the saw unless you rather the effort to have noodles.
     
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    Best noodling, ripping, milling chain is square ground chisel bit chain with the top plate at 10°.

    I wished I used it years earlier when I was into Alaskan milling with the 090.
    Even after losing its edge the chisel bit will still cut longer and faster than a round filed chisel that has also lost its edge.
    For noodling remove the sprocket cover and shim up the bar nuts with washers.
     
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    I made a 20 degree with top plate of 0 (semi chisel) and owner claims 30 degree with 10 plate (full chisel) was more manageable.
     
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