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Re: 325 chain
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2013, 12:56:54 pm »
I cannot tell the difference from a Carlton cutter and a Oregon cutter.

For some reason the 100' rolls of Carlton costs a lot more than Oregon?
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Re: 325 chain
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2013, 08:09:57 pm »
I have gone to the 63PS and 63PS3 on a couple of my .325 saws and so far, I like it real well.




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Re: 325 chain
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2013, 08:17:57 pm »
I think the woodland pro chain dulls faster and cuts slower then the rest of them. I can file Oregon chain to cut faster then my stihl chain but like the durability better.  Hey to each his own on what you like to run. If you like it then run it.
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Re: 325 chain
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2014, 09:38:11 am »
Was it woodland pro chain that needed to be filed level, rather than with the 10˚ down angle on the file, for best cutting results?  I know Oregon chain like the 10˚ down angle, so I used that when I tried another chain (that I think was Woodland Pro - it's been a few years).  It did not cut well. I had given up on it, until Al Smith pointed out the different sharpening specs. Went back and tried it without the 10˚ down angle and it did cut better than before. 

I still don't buy it anymore since I tend to forget which chain I have on, and want to be able to sharpen everything I put on one saw the same way.

I did have a couple of problems with an occasional tooth or depth gauge so hard on a chain that I could not file it (ruined a couple of files trying).  This was either Woodland Pro or Total chain (which may have been the same thing at least at that time?)  I think it was this way out of the box, but it's possible I'm remembering incorrectly, and it happened after I took it to someone to regrind on their machine after hitting a rock.

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Re: 325 chain
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2014, 10:11:26 am »
You can look at the chain head on and see if the top plates are drooped the 10 degrees. Typically chisel type chains are drooped and the round corner chipper chains are not.
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Re: 325 chain
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2014, 08:17:02 am »
Best 325 for me has been stihl rs rsc for clean wood.

I have found Oregon LP/LPX to be slightly faster and smoother, and I know that many others have as well.

Those two no doubt are the best chisel options. and I am happy with using either.

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Re: 325 chain
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2014, 08:30:34 am »
Oregon .325 chisel chain has safety bumpers on every other driver that works along side the rakers.

20LPX?? =.050   ?? = drive links
21LPX?? =.058
22LPX?? =.063

Those small ramps are combined with quite small rakers - and the combination seem to be less in the way than the large ramped rakers of other designs like RS/RSC (and LG/LGX in 3/8").

LP/LPX is not compareble to Stihl and Carlton chains with ramps, as those retain the larger ramped rakers, as well as having larger ramps.

The LP design was meant to be a better alternative to the larger ramped rakers of LG and RS (as opposed to a "safer" one), and that is exactly what it is - at least as long as the bar length is within reason.

 

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