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Title: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: Cut4fun on April 02, 2020, 08:59:26 am
Ethan is having a chain build off here local.  I forgot about this place and letting folks know. He posted back on the CRG back in March.  Sorry about that.

But I recalled Roger did some nice chain. So ask Ethan if I should post here too since I know you dont do FB.

Ethan Trainer
Moderator March 26 at 11:05 PM

I am hosting a chain build off, anyone is welcome.

Chains will be 60dl 3/8 .050 ran on a woods ported 6100, in aspen (subject to change, will confirm tomorrow). Wood will be an 8x8, there are no rules, just send a chain and see how you do! Saw will be ran by a third party, who is not entering a chain, so there will be no bias. All for fun!  7T rim

3 cuts, slowest removed, remaining two averaged.

I must have the chains by April 23, they will be tested the 24th.

Include $8 to have chain shipped back.

Anything goes. No restrictions.




Title: Re: Chain Build Off
Post by: Cut4fun on April 02, 2020, 09:00:51 am
@3000 FPS   he lives just south of me like 20mins. I have mailing address if needed or can let me know and will get to him.
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 02, 2020, 08:25:56 pm
@3000 FPS   he lives just south of me like 20mins. I have mailing address if needed or can let me know and will get to him.

Let me think about it.   Sounds like fun during  this virus crap.    I would need to order a new chain too.   
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 03, 2020, 10:28:02 am
You want me to check if I have a used 60dl in oregon for ya?   I know I have new loops of stihl RS but they are little heavier being they are 050 but 063 at top of drive links. Oregon 050 is 058 at tops.

The race portion of the gtg is up in the air now.  We got put on stay at home till May 1st.   

Would think Ethan and Shawn could still do the chain testing.

Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 03, 2020, 11:37:39 am
I will check and see what I have for chains.   No worrys. 
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 09, 2020, 07:17:30 pm
I have been working on my chain today and made some pretty good progress.    I am using some different techniques this time to accomplish the same task that was faster.    Hopefully a couple more days of work and a few test cuts and it will be ready to ship.   
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 10, 2020, 05:33:28 pm
Finished of the chain today.   Made a couple of test cuts and it is nice and smooth in the cut.      So we will see how it does.   
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: Cut4fun on April 13, 2020, 08:38:39 am
Seen pics.  Check new info.

Good Luck.

Good operator will be running the saw. 
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 18, 2020, 01:24:53 pm
Pics of the cants I seen. Some of them look like poplar. 
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 18, 2020, 03:39:41 pm
I ran my test cuts in cottonwood so it should be similar to Poplar.
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 19, 2020, 10:21:56 am
Pics of the cants I seen. Some of them look like poplar. 
I ran my test cuts in cottonwood so it should be similar to Poplar.

pics
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 19, 2020, 11:52:41 am
Dang he must be expecting a lot of chains. 
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 19, 2020, 01:20:12 pm
Dang he must be expecting a lot of chains. 

Shawn had a racing gtg planned. But cv19 happened.
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: SquareFile on April 19, 2020, 04:41:05 pm
It's all cottonwood.
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 19, 2020, 05:07:34 pm
It's all cottonwood.

Fooled me. Some looked like poplar with that green tint center.

Thanks for info
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 19, 2020, 08:39:58 pm
Well these chains should cut through that stuff like a hot knife through butter.    Maybe could have gone a little more aggressive on the raker height.   
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: SquareFile on April 20, 2020, 07:03:54 am
I seen your chain after I picked up the cants. Plenty of aggression IMO.   ;). Looked real nice
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 20, 2020, 10:31:40 am
I seen your chain after I picked up the cants. Plenty of aggression IMO.   ;). Looked real nice

Ok and thanks. 
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: SquareFile on April 24, 2020, 09:24:59 am
Race day! Gonna have 2 timers and video. Videos will be official timed thru a app probably at a later date, but stop watch times should be posted today. Thanks to all that sent a entry.
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 24, 2020, 09:56:43 am
Alright it should be fun. 
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 25, 2020, 07:19:29 am
Times  Shawn posted yesterday evening. 2 timers sheets.  If I recall right, official times will be done with a  app  and videos.





Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: SquareFile on April 25, 2020, 10:24:18 am
I don't know who is who on the list, but I remember that Rogers and Ethans did real good.
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 25, 2020, 11:03:11 am
After checking out that timing app. I feel for Dave having to break all of that down. 

App is amazing though. Just got to be a tech guy into such new stuff.
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 25, 2020, 11:54:36 am
Looks like there was some pretty fast chains in there.    So there was a total of 26 entry's from looking at the list.  Not to bad of a turn out.   

Sounds like the app will take some of the human error out of the process for accuracy.    That is pretty neat.   
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 25, 2020, 12:29:56 pm
2 timers list. so 13 chains including stock one
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 25, 2020, 12:36:35 pm
2 timers list. so 13 chains including stock one


Ok I forgot there was two timers.    Still to get 12 people is not to bad.   
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 25, 2020, 05:28:32 pm
Per David Smith at CCC doing the official timing and video work.  =   final video with avg times, all the dead space is cut out

https://youtu.be/KD3NQYtWASM

Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 26, 2020, 01:19:10 pm
Took Dave's final times in video and saved to a pic.



Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 28, 2020, 09:50:16 am
Cutter as posted on Chainsaw Repair group FB
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 28, 2020, 11:23:33 am
Dave at CCC posted this over in chainsaw repair group.  Congratulations to the winner Nate Blakeslee, he was letter K and turned in an average 1.6 sec cut time.

Username here Jred and uses real name in CRG. 
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 28, 2020, 11:45:05 am
That is some nice looking work.   
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: ray benson on April 28, 2020, 12:43:33 pm
 The EXL - is that round ground chisel stock chain?
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 28, 2020, 02:49:57 pm
The EXL - is that round ground chisel stock chain?

Yep

EXL replacing LGX. Just round work chain
Title: Re: Chain Build Off 2020
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 28, 2020, 06:29:09 pm
The EXL - is that round ground chisel stock chain?

Yep

EXL replacing LGX. Just round work chain

That makes sense since it was one of the slower chains.     I would be interested in seeing how a factory square ground chain does against all the race chains.