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  1. PA Dan

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    Anyone try any of the Archer ripping chain? If so let me know how it did.
     
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    Copycat...
     
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    Older post, but I can comment. Recently tried their 3/8 .063 20” & 24” ripping chains. Actually impressed me for a hot minute in a small mulberry log, but when I hit an old nail in the redwood log I cut next, right after sharpening, of course, 90% of the chain’s cutters basically exploded. In the past when I’ve hit steel of all kinds with granberg, stihl, or even Oregon and Carlton chains, the cutters have taken a beating, perhaps I lost one or two if it was a particularly beefy bolt, but I still had a recoverable chain afterwards. One archer ripping chain is now in the artistic welding scrap pile. The other will be considered a liability to be used only as a last resort. YMMV
     
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    Thanks for the input! I never did go for any Archer. Glad I didnt!
     
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    I just fished the carcass out of the scrap pile, because everyone enjoys a photo of carnage. Looks like I exaggerated slightly - only 2/3 - 3/4 of the cutters blew off chewing through a single nail
     

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    Wow thats impressive!
     
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    Soft cutters. They lack the proper heat treat.
     
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    I just read a thread about making your own skip tooth out of a full chisel. I think you have a new thing
     
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    Was it by any chance a old square nail? Hit one with an Oregon chain before and it took out some teeth like that.
     
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    Not square but it was a fatty, somewhere in the 5 gauge neighborhood, I think.

    One of my 167dl granberg loops is missing several cutters from one of those old square nails I hit in a 300 year old oak trunk last fall. Probably the hardest thing I’ve run into so far, if I had to guess, but I haven’t been busting out the Rockwell hardness files to check.

    I suppose it is possible that I hit a nail made of an unusually hard alloy. Nevertheless, it was a surprising amount of damage. I admit I do like the teeny weeny Archer chain I have run on my 2511T and MS150TC.
     
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