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Discussion in 'Just Chains' started by Greenthorn, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. J. Loe

    J. Loe Super OPE Member

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    Great!
    Seems to cut pretty good, the edge it makes isn’t that sharp, but it removes a ton of crud.
    I’m planning on using it to start a conversion then switch to the blue wheel for cleaning it up.

    I called maddens today and told them the no. and no one there had heard of the no. m-831.

    I’ve got a phone date with the main tech tomorrow. I’m stoked.
     
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  2. mdavlee

    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    Good wheels for the most part. Pretty aggressive but not ok bad to burn a cutter if you’re not trying to take a whole lot. Gray waxed is best for that
     
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  3. J. Loe

    J. Loe Super OPE Member

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    Consensus says the salmon wheel is better for converting right?
     
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  4. Duane(Pa)

    Duane(Pa) It's the chain...

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    I think your plan to start with the brown one and finish with blue is spot on...
     
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    J. Loe Super OPE Member

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    Niiiiiiice
     
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  6. mdavlee

    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    Gray waxed is the best for not burning teeth. I used them for the whole deal until I got a lot converted. Then next sharpening use salmon or blue. I liked the white as well but it burns a tooth easier than salmon and blue. I bought all the wheels Madsens sold and tried
     
  7. srcarr52

    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    Blue is the best all around but it is more expensive.
     
  8. mdavlee

    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    I concur. I used one up converting a bunch of ticked chains from round to square so I bought a few gray waxed.
     
  9. Skeans1

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    Why don’t you guys just buy square chains from the start?


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  10. mdavlee

    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    Not available locally for most. I always bought rolls for myself but I ground chains for a lot of forum members.
     
  11. Duane(Pa)

    Duane(Pa) It's the chain...

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    Back East, nobody even knows what a square ground chain is... Seriously. Not a clue. So it would have to be ordered in vs. home made.
     
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  12. Skeans1

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    The great thing about the internet is it’s just a click away anymore, two it’s cheaper then round. Maybe I should get a roll of semi skip 63 gauge again and make loops for you guys back east.


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  13. mdavlee

    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    I was doing that at one time. Then rolls went past loop price from Frawley’s.
     
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    huskihl Sausage Fingers Forever

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    I just looked a couple days ago. Frawleys went kinda high on loops. I remember a couple years ago $10 for 72dl and $14 for 84 on sale.
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    I don’t doubt it. I haven’t bought chain since 2016
     
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    Just looked up the price there and Left Coast is cheaper by a bit, I’d have to give Madsens a call and see what they’re running a roll at these days. Looks like they do a dollar an inch roughly.


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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    Last flyer was $279 or 289 or Oregon square of any flavor. I was buying Stihl chain and having someone ship it to me and that got too expensive.
     
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    Well got my grinder today, the screw on the bottom of the arm got bent in shipping, bottom plate is missing, it has a blue wheel on it. Also came with full instructions and original receipt and original manual.
     
  19. psuiewalsh

    psuiewalsh Basement Bodging

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    What model? Could possibly trace a guard if it's a silvey Swingarm.
     
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    Simington 451b should be the same one that is currently on them need to give madsens or Kelly a call to get a replacement I’m pretty sure the wheel is done as well will need to order some new ones pretty soon
     
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