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Offline Cut4fun

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Oregon chain comparison
« on: March 03, 2011, 01:53:05 pm »
This is a comparison I did with oregon chain 72 full comp square chisel, full comp semi chisel, full skip square chisel. 

This was done a few years back using 23" spruce. Biggest I had on hand.

1. semi chisel
2. full comp rakers out of box height
3. rakers taken down some
4. full skip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urZCndDIIdo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG_TJRrsY18


Same chain as 2nd video with rakers taken down. Hit a big knot at bottom of cut  >:( so it through the timing off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naHdKSIOTEg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21GX7mLg_gA

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Re: Oregon chain comparison
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011, 01:05:55 am »
Well,  if all chain are sharp, a chisel will always be faster that semi-chisel, and square chisel even faster, in clean wood. What skip and/or dirty wood will do will obviously vary with several factors..... ;)

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Re: Oregon chain comparison
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2011, 10:16:21 pm »
In clean wood and a sharp chain are the biggest factors in a chains performance.  I have gotten away from alwyas using lp or lpx and find myself using bpx much more, as my cutting conditions have changed and the wood is not as clean.

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Re: Oregon chain comparison
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 02:45:58 pm »
BPX on my saws. Sell alot of BPX here in the winter. DP also. And they are not as slow as some think.  ;)

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Re: Oregon chain comparison
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 03:14:18 pm »
My Husky dealer sells rebadged Oregon chain as Husky chain. A while back while running my 346XP with the .325 chisel chain I tried a loop of .325 semi chisel chain. I was amazed with this semi chain , seemed to cut better then the chisel in small wood. Nice aggressive feed right out of the box and holds a good edge.

Upon further inspection I realized it was the narrow kerf .325 semi chisel .

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Re: Oregon chain comparison
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2011, 06:34:40 pm »
I've been running oregon CL for everything. I've got 2 chains that are round filed. I don't have any semi chisel and can't remember using it in 3/8s. I've thought about trying it sometime to see if it would be better for some things.

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Re: Oregon chain comparison
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2011, 08:01:32 pm »
Always amazed at how fast my well used loops of the ole oregon 34 (not 34SL just plain old 34) are. Starting to really enjoy the benefits of semi chiesel.

 

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