Discussion in 'The Wood Pile' started by saewoody, Nov 4, 2019.
He probably has a Blaze King that can go 35 hours on a tooth pick as well.
Yeah, that would explain it
Aren’t tooth picks made out of birch ?
He might've meant 8 face cords. Eight cords, can't see it.
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
Even 8 face cords is 2&2/3 cord thats pushing it on a single chain with no sharpening
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.
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.
Can't say for sure anything else but for sure he would never get hold of one of my saws or chains.
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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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.
I'll take 5 of those chains! But I know it's BS...
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!
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!)
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 dirtand 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 so I sent him to my friends stihl dealer and he said the same thing about stihl chainJB
Rock Paper Scissors..
Rock crushes scissors
Even itty-bitty rock dust in tree bark
wears away steel
Definitely no sharpening at all, the way he told it. He specifically said just oil and fuel.
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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!
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)
Ain't exactly toothpick size.....
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.
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