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Offline Al Smith

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Re: "Hard" chain link problem?
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2013, 08:31:56 pm »
I tried the Woodsman pro when Baileys first started selling it  .It did fine until I tried to file a compound angle like Oregon 72 then it got bad .Now dang it I can file a chain as good as anybody .Made me mad and I quit using it until good ole "Crofter" Frank ,TW's Dad showed me the error of my ways .That praticular one or at least so at the time only took a 90 degree straight accoss not a 10 compound because of the way the top plate met the side plate .I learned something I didn't know .

 

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Re: "Hard" chain link problem?
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2013, 08:43:41 pm »
I remember you pointing that out to me some time ago, Al.  It made a huge difference - larger than I would have thought.  I've since stopped buying the Woodsman Pro -- not because I didn't like it, but because I kept forgetting to check what kind of chain I had on when sharpening in the woods, and would end up sharpening my Woodland Pro chain with the 10 degree compound angle.

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Re: "Hard" chain link problem?
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2013, 03:50:36 pm »
I think in this case its not a 10 degree down angle thing it's the fact you take the sharpest file there is, use all of your strength, and the file just scrapes over the tooth removing zero metal. It's harder then the file.
Then the next tooth you remove an 1/8th" in two strokes because its so soft.
I would two of each teeth per loop....That's when it was 11.99 at Baileys in 2003 ish.

Even Baileys realised they had a problem,kept the chassis probably because it was cheaper and purchased decent teeth.
I'm just guessing, but something positive changed because Baileys chain is pretty good. I was told by someone at that company about the Oregon teeth.

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Re: "Hard" chain link problem?
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2013, 04:59:50 pm »
I got some chains in trade and I swore some looked like oregon cutters on a carlton or WP chassis.   Guess I'll snap a pic next time thinking about it.  Then again I could be FOS and my mind dont remember what I saw.
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Re: "Hard" chain link problem?
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2013, 07:42:55 pm »
it has no witness mark but is a 73/72 lgx ;) a file will tell you exactly what you have

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Re: "Hard" chain link problem?
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2013, 08:49:33 pm »
That stuff I got wasn't praticularly hard as I recall .They are hanging on a nail some place in my garage I'd imagine .I've got so many loops of chain and use them so little here that last several years I'd be a hundred before I'd ever needed to buy any more .

I'll bet I've got over 20 loops of Stihl chain I never paid a dime for .Wrecked chain a trimmer gave to me which I repaired or cut down for smaller loops .What the hey cheap is good free is better . ;)

 

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