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The Granberg chain has a narrow "scoring tooth" between each full width "cutting tooth". I've read the way is to file the rakers for the scoring tooth 10 thousandths lower (may have this backwards). Anyone tweeked this chain something like this?
 

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Sloughfoot, yep I've run a granberg grind. It's pointless and slow cutting. It also dulls faster. It does help saws like the 881 that lacks low end torque, to keep its rpms in the cut.
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I usually file the rakers on most of my chains . Not too much , but you'd be amazed at how nice the chain cuts . Like butter , but be careful , file too much and you'll be in a world of hurt
 

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Sloughfoot, yep I've run a granberg grind. It's pointless and slow cutting. It also dulls faster. It does help saws like the 881 that lacks low end torque, to keep its rpms in the cut.
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Only made a couple of cuts with a new one and it did seem slow. I touched up the teeth but didn't check raker depth. Can anything be done to speed it up?
 

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Adjust the rakers height. I also got the winch attachment for the mill. So much easier to crank a lever than trying to push the saw through the cut. It's constant and seems faster
 

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I wouldn't know about an Echo . Never had one. Guess it depends on what grade of saw it is. Commercial or Consumer
 

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Milled some Walnut yesterday with the Stihl RMX 3/8" .050. Smoothest cuts I ever made.
 

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Seachaser,

I've run 8 pin .404 and 7 pin .404 with the pav-ported CS 1201. Running 8 pin with the full house chain, the saw got hot but the 16 ft rip-cuts were about 15-20 seconds faster per rip. Ole Pav upgraded me to a roller bearing on the chain-side, so it handles the 8 pin just fine.

But I run 7 pin nowadays. Less load on the saw, runs cooler too.
 
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