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Skip vs Full comp vs semi chisel

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  1. mdavlee

    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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  2. jakethesnake

    jakethesnake I Am The Snake

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    I run lots of semi. Didn't watch the vids. Full comp the fastest?
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    Yep. Not by a whole lot. These were done about 2 years ago. I need to do another semi skip and full comp test.
     
  4. Adirondackstihl

    Adirondackstihl Vert Da Furk........Bork Bork Bork

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    I don't mind running semi-chisel.
     
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    About all I run is semi. Yard trees.
     
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    The full comp looks grabbier than the skip
     
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    Boring I prefer full comp because it's smoother but all the landing saws run full skip semi.

    I can't feel much difference in speed between the chisel and semi or full comp and skip. Semi can cut very good too
     
  8. jakethesnake

    jakethesnake I Am The Snake

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    I can make semi cut. It's funny people talk safety chain and full chisel... All chain can and will cut well if it can get a bite and is reasonably sharp. Not a fan of extra bumpers on my chain but I score what I can if the price is right
     
  9. mdavlee

    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    I run a lot of chain that I've got with random bars. Semi holds up a long time in most wood that's been rolled around in the dirt.
     
  10. jakethesnake

    jakethesnake I Am The Snake

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    It does hold an edge longer I actually only have about three loops of it left I'm fairly heavy on chisel now. I keep semi on my go to saw almost always. It's honestly fast enough for what I do
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    If I'm bucking a bunch of dirty mess I'll use semi. 404 holds up good too. Just need a few more bars for that.
     
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    Timber pulled to the landing in the mud and rock is hard on a chain,404 semi is my choice but if you have 5 saws running you want them to be the same and falling with 404 sucks. Most of it is so aggressive that you have to file a bunch of tooth off to bore a tree with it.
     
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    I run semi most of the time. More cuttin, less sharpen. Speed is too close to tell if sharpened right.
     
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    You forgot chipper chain, LOL!!!!
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  15. Cut4fun

    Cut4fun Redneck Chainsaw Repair

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    Did this about 9 years ago. The blipping was to annoy someone. ;)

    Square full skip, full comp, full comp rakers adjust, semi chisel.




     
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    I like the full skip for work ,clears softwood chips better ,less teef to sharpen too .
     
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    My 372 with 24" bar came with full skip on it when I bought it new and I liked it fine. But recently have switched to full comp. I think it has a longer service life, at least that is how it seems to be playing out for me (barring hitting some metal in a tree requiring major cutter reshaping). I haven't noticed any drastic differences in cutting speed and capability, but I haven't taken vids of times cuts either, just a seat of the pants feel. The skip is nicer when it's time to break out the file, other than that, I like both.
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    More teeth to spread the work out on full comp
     
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    Kind of the way I was seeing it too, but wasn't sure if my assumption was fact based.

    So really it comes down to a trade-off between service life and quicker sharpening, when comparing skip and full comp of the same tooth profile anyway...
     
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    You're correct, skip has half the teeth to do the same work. That means they have to pull twice their weight.
     
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