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Offline davbell22602

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Chainsaw Chain
« on: December 01, 2012, 10:02:23 pm »
Has anybody ever used the Silver Streak or Carlton chainsaw chain? Whats the pros and cons on using them? I know the Silver Streak is light weight like Oregon and is rated for the homeowner. The Carlton chain is heavy like the Stihl chain but its rated for the loggers.

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Re: Chainsaw Chain
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 11:02:47 pm »
Carlton is now owned by Blount, Oregon's parent company. It has always been good chain. Apparently they are going to concentrate on Europe with it. Silver Streak is another Blount company, it is now called Oregon Outdoor Product. I don't see chain in their catalog.
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Re: Chainsaw Chain
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 08:10:58 am »
There in the Stens catalog.

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Re: Chainsaw Chain
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 09:16:14 am »
Silver Streak or "SS" chain is now a Chinese made chain. It is said that the cutters are smaller, soft, and the chain stretches easily.

Apparently Stens is the importer but it is sold by several big name marketers
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Re: Chainsaw Chain
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 09:22:34 am »
Yes the Silver Streak is just homeowner rated chain. I got chain of each try on a Poulan 2250 18in when I get it fixed that Stens to try.

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Re: Chainsaw Chain
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2012, 12:57:28 pm »
You want to wake that 2250 up throw a loop of Stihl PS3 3/8LP round chisel cutter chain on it.  ;D


Thread on it and testing against other chains.  http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/chain/picco-38lp-round-chisel-cutter-chain/
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Re: Chainsaw Chain
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 01:46:17 pm »
You want to wake that 2250 up throw a loop of Stihl PS3 3/8LP round chisel cutter chain on it.  ;D


Thread on it and testing against other chains.  http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/chain/picco-38lp-round-chisel-cutter-chain/

i have a loop of that chain :) it does work pretty good, but i found the oregon 91vxl to be quicker and easier on the files :)
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Re: Chainsaw Chain
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2012, 02:07:16 pm »
You want to wake that 2250 up throw a loop of Stihl PS3 3/8LP round chisel cutter chain on it.  ;D


Thread on it and testing against other chains.  http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/chain/picco-38lp-round-chisel-cutter-chain/

i have a loop of that chain :) it does work pretty good, but i found the oregon 91vxl to be quicker and easier on the files :)

Yep on VX and VXL being easier on the files. Thats what I used to use.

I like the chisel ps3 on my extendable pole saw for getting through the cuts faster.  Gets pretty heavy on slower cutting.
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Re: Chainsaw Chain
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2012, 06:38:18 pm »
Oh pole saws.One of these days I'll find a better one .What I have now is a little Poulan flex shaft deal that is better than nothing but is certainly is no barn burner . It's got the original guard chain on it which probabley doesn't help matters .

Now why it the world they would ever use that type chain on a pole saw I'll never know .What exactly could it hit if it did kick back, a squirrel in a tree ?

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Re: Chainsaw Chain
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2012, 07:15:07 pm »
Just liking these pics of the 63ps3 mweba has.




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