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post #1 of 6 Old 04-16-2011, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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i am making a small dent in the small pieces of wood i picked up. me and dad were wandering what is the difference in a standard 30degree .325 pitch chain on a husq. 445 vs. a ripping chain; what are the pro's and con's on each as far as operating a chain saw mill attachment. ripping chains cost alot o' coin lol
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I would not even waste my time trying to rip with a 30-35 degree chain ...A ''regular'' chain can be ground to 5-15 and make a WORLD of difference, or invest in ripping chain. We have talked about it here before, this is just one link. http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f26/all-csms-slow-10450/



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so i can take this chain and grind it down to 5 or 10 degrees?
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Yes, and you should if you are going to rip/mill with it.


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I don't know what chain you're using, but I get a 84 drive link chain for my 24" bar for under $20. I think a regular chain runs maybe $15. Got to factor in that you're grinding away some of the usable life of the chain to change it into a ripping chain, so it's possible a wash.
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they are like $30 at lowes for a husq... 16 in bar 66 drive link. but i service mowers and lawn equipment and sell new parts so i can get em good.
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