Author Topic: 7 or 8 Pin Rim which should I run on my different saws?  (Read 1297 times)

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Offline HolmenTree

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Re: 7 or 8 Pin Rim which should I run on my different saws?
« on: September 05, 2012, 11:21:11 am »
The Rancher is running a 3/8 Chain.

 I figured 7 would be what I should run on all.

Change it to .325x7 for better performance.

On the flip side, I would at least try 3/8x8 with the shortest bar on the 562xp (but preferably a 16" bar).....
I have to say ST is right here. A .325  20-21LPX or the BPX semi chisel for durability is a good choice for a 55 Rancher.
Back in the day pulpcutting I ran Windsor 58 J .325 semi chisel with a 9 T rim on my 630 Jonsered and that stuff cut nice and smooth. When I switched to the "new then" Stihl 034 I dropped to a 7T with the same chain.

I agree 3/8 can be used if sharpened properly, but we all know a 3/8 cuts the best when filed back to about 2/3 size cutter [ the size a .325 cutter is when new]. So you have no waiting to get to that point with the .325
From my travels alot of sawchain used by the weekenders never gets to 2/3 anyway.

Having said all that don't compare race chain to round filed work chain.

Making a living with a saw since age 16.

 

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