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Offline Miller-Thinner2

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Why are my round filed chains faster then Atop filed?
« on: September 23, 2015, 04:37:45 pm »
I bought an Atop file guide and im not sure im using correctly. I have a new round filed chain and a round filed chain with about 6 sharpening s and both are noticeable faster then the Atop filed chains.  I tested it in 8x8 poplar.  Am I suppose to use a certain type on chain? I used an Oregon 72lpx chain and I tried a STIHL rsc chain

This is the best pic I can get. I will try to get a better pic later of both Atop filed chains for here is the oregon chain

Also I think my free hand square filed chains are faster. I dont have much time or experience in square chains so im not exactly sure what im looking for

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Re: Why are my round filed chains faster then Atop filed?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2015, 05:16:53 pm »
Usually the atop chains are faster.

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Re: Why are my round filed chains faster then Atop filed?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2015, 05:22:16 pm »
You got problems for sure. 

My  first atop chain took about 30mins and was faster and I didnt know what I was doing back then.

ATOP sq my 1st try using new guide..................3.96....3.88...3.76

ATOP square sent in by Goran...........................3.41...3.38..3.34

Stihl square RSLK factory sharp..................................4.09...4.53 ...4.13

Oregon square CL factory sharp..................................3.88....4.20...4.25

Stihl round RS factory sharp....................................4.18..... 4.21....4.12





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Re: Why are my round filed chains faster then Atop filed?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2015, 05:26:10 pm »
My last atop chain I did before quitting on square stuff.

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Re: Why are my round filed chains faster then Atop filed?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2015, 05:27:47 pm »
I dont see a clean corner ......... allmost looks like round filed
What file are you using ?

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Re: Why are my round filed chains faster then Atop filed?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2015, 05:30:15 pm »


That looks like 72LPX100R

I won't be buying any of that with all the extra weight whirling around out there? 

Set up like Stihl RS3?
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Re: Why are my round filed chains faster then Atop filed?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2015, 05:30:45 pm »
I am using the file that came with the guide

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Re: Why are my round filed chains faster then Atop filed?
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2015, 05:36:43 pm »
Can you post up a close up picture of the file ?

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Re: Why are my round filed chains faster then Atop filed?
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2015, 05:42:05 pm »
I got pics of the file. If he cant.   Heck their online too. 

I used those same files.
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