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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #90 on: March 16, 2013, 03:49:09 am »
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #91 on: March 16, 2013, 11:54:31 am »
Looks like a deal.   I am glad that the one I have has the adjustable swing arm.   I suppose you could retrofit an earlier one.
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #92 on: March 17, 2013, 01:06:56 pm »
So I got a grey waxed wheel from madsons and have it set up for doing .325 chain.   
I have to say even though it requires more dressing than the salmon it does not have a
tendency to over heat the chain.    It is more messy but so far I am liking the grey waxed
wheel and will continue to use it on my .325 and use the salmon on .375.   I think I am going
to get one more wheel and see how it does.   A blue ceramic.
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #93 on: March 17, 2013, 01:22:04 pm »
Blue = $$$

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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #94 on: March 17, 2013, 03:13:34 pm »
Blue = $$$

Anxious to hear how you like it.

This is true they are not cheap but what I have read about them is all good so far.   I will be sure to let you know.
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #95 on: March 18, 2013, 05:15:22 pm »
The blue is the best wheel out for them. The gray waxed are ok but do make a mess. I use the gray to convert round to square. The blue is what I've been using lately for all the work chains.

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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #96 on: March 18, 2013, 06:55:02 pm »
The blue is the best wheel out for them. The gray waxed are ok but do make a mess. I use the gray to convert round to square. The blue is what I've been using lately for all the work chains.



From what I have read the blue ceramic leaves a nice smooth grind.

I can see why you would use the grey waxed to convert round ground chisel to square.    I have done a few with the salmon wheel and you have to go real slow or burn the cutter.    The grey is much more forgiving.
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #97 on: March 18, 2013, 07:58:30 pm »
The blue leaves a nice finish and will last a lot longer than the salmon or white. The gray is ok for work chain but I usually just use it to get close and finish the chains with a blue wheel.

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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #98 on: April 06, 2013, 01:55:27 am »
Well during my trip here in Wyoming I had a chance to cut up some cotton wood that was 33" inches across.   So I used my Poulan 3700 60cc, my Poulan 395 64cc, and my Jonsered 670 67cc.  All three saws had 20 inch bars and 3/8ths chain.   The 3700 had a chain that I square ground, the 395 had a chain that I hand filed square, and the 670 had a new Oregon chisel chain.   Well to my surprise the 3700 was cutting faster than the other two.   I really thought that I had done a better job on the hand filed chain but I do not think it was any better than the Oregon round ground chisel on the jonsered.   I was having some tuning problems with the Jonsered and I think it will do better once I get that fixed, but still I was surprised.   The only draw back with the square ground chisel was I barely hit the ground one time and it went from making chips to sawdust in nothing flat.   When I get back home I will be converting more of my chains to the square ground.   No doubt I am hooked now.
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #99 on: April 06, 2013, 07:03:12 am »
Good report. Glad you like the square ground chain and that it has worked out for you. Apparently the angles were all optimum on the ground chain for what you were doing.

I made a couple round chains square the other day on my Silvey.
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