Once You Go Lumberjack

8 cord with one chain?

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  1. billb3

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    He probably has a Blaze King that can go 35 hours on a tooth pick as well.
     
  2. bogydave

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    Yeah, that would explain it:yes:
    Aren’t tooth picks made out of birch ?
     
  3. Yawner

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    He might've meant 8 face cords. Eight cords, can't see it.
     
  4. JB Sawman

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    I would imagine that the 8 cord pile is a little smaller than 8 most of the wood i get is dirty and a lot are rejects from my sawmill but as far as how long a chain will last in clean wood touching up chain when we were cutting a lot of firewood for sale and steady cutting maybe 3 cord at best before switching chains but you cannot really put a time on it too many things in trees and type of wood definately has a lot to do with it JB
     
  5. Ohio dave

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    Even 8 face cords is 2&2/3 cord thats pushing it on a single chain with no sharpening
     
  6. Firewood Bandit

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    People's opinion of what constitutes a "sharp" chain varies a lot. To some, as long as it is not smoking and the bar isn't blue it's "great".

    I find it's best to sharpen with a few swipes before it gets dull.

    This is what I cut, the only thing that has a chance of lasting a tank is .404 semi chisel on a hard nosed bar with the 395XP. 10-31-19 12.JPG 10-31-19 16.JPG 10-31-19 10.JPG 10-31-19 9.JPG 10-31-19 13.JPG 10-31-19 11.JPG
     
  7. woody5506

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    Sounds doubtful but when i was a total noob and bought my first saw, I definitely cut a lot of wood with that first chain mainly due to the fact that I didn't have any files or even know how to sharpen it. Now it's a different story and I sharpen every 2-3 tanks of gas depending on what I've been cutting.
     
  8. Backwoods Savage

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    Can't say for sure anything else but for sure he would never get hold of one of my saws or chains.
     
  9. wheelhorseiron

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    Me too. I bought a refurbished homelite from Cummings tools when they were a thing. That whole winter, I used one chain and by the end chips had become powder. I did survive the winter and learned my lesson. I have better saws, multiple chains for each and plenty of sharpening tools.

    Edited to add- I was in my early 20s, didn't know anything, and totally broke. I was lucky to buy a cheap stove and survived that winter.

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  10. In the Pines

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    I'd agree with everyones comment about a stihl chain being the best, but really doubt one could cut 8 cord on one sharpening without killing yourself.
    Maybe he didn't know any better? I sharpen mine when the chips get smaller, I like seeing chips flying, not dust.
     
  11. bigfrank

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    I'll take 5 of those chains! But I know it's BS...
     
  12. brenndatomu

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    Get to thinking about it...I did something similar when starting out...don't remember how long I went until it got sharpened...but it was a long time! And even when I did take it in to be sharpened, it was only because it wouldn't cut any more...at all! :jaw:
    It cut so much better when I got it back, but I now realize what a poor job they usually do, and I can generally make them cut way better when I sharpen myself (and lose a lot less of the tooth in the process!)
     
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    I have had customers tell me that they cannot understand why their chain goes dull after a couple of cuts through the tree that is laying on their lawn its just dirt they are hitting and it's soft dirt:headbang:and they wonder why i have to take a lot off the tooth to get it sharp the best one was the tree that was across his blacktop drive my chain I sold him was junk because it would not cut after it put a groove in his driveway:doh: so I sent him to my friends stihl dealer and he said the same thing about stihl chain:rofl: :lol:JB
     
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    Few know/remember
    Rock Paper Scissors..
    Rock crushes scissors
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    Even itty-bitty rock dust in tree bark
    wears away steel
     
  15. saewoody

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    Definitely no sharpening at all, the way he told it. He specifically said just oil and fuel.


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  16. saewoody

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    That’s pretty much what went through my mind, but I figured I would get some realistic feedback here.


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    Sounds like BS 8 cord with one chain maybe but not without sharpening. I like Carlton Chipper Chain and generally touch up after every tankful just one or two swipes with the file, I like sharp chains! :saw:
     
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    My neighbor says he could tell if it was me running a saw or one of the other neighbors from the sound. The neighbors had a very high pitched drone that went on and on and on. My saws had a much lower tone and never seemed to be revving. I keep chains pretty sharp and stop if they are not.

    Here is some grinder porn: (The Nielsen is switched out right now and a Tecomec clone with an experimental Silvey style vice is in it's place right now, for rakers)
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    Ain't exactly toothpick size.....
     

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    I remember loving the sharpness of a new chain and hating when it went dull as a "wet behind the ears" sharpener in my early wood cutting days. I free hand file all my chains.