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Chainsaw chain recommendations??? #7594055
05/29/22 05:40 PM
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Iím doing some clearing and Iím going thru Stihl chainsaw chains like crazy. They wonít hold a edge. What chain do you recommend??

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Re: Chainsaw blade recommendations??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7594076
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My chainsaw doesn't use blades but there is another thread on here discussing peoples choices of chainsaw chains. It may be of interest.


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Re: Chainsaw blade recommendations??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7594077
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Re: Chainsaw blade recommendations??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7594079
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Look into the chains with the yellow link if youíve been using the green ones.

Re: Chainsaw blade recommendations??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7594087
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Stay out of the dirt with your saw.

Re: Chainsaw blade recommendations??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7594096
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I always had good luck with Stihl chains. Better luck than with their saws anyhow.

Re: Chainsaw blade recommendations??? [Re: kytrapper] #7594097
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Originally Posted by kytrapper
Look into the chains with the yellow link if youíve been using the green ones.


Yep, sthil yellow chain. You either have a bad batch of chain, are cutting dirt or your oiler isn't working

Re: Chainsaw blade recommendations??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7594102
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you need to buy a carbide chain

Re: Chainsaw blade recommendations??? [Re: patfundine] #7594104
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Originally Posted by patfundine
you need to buy a carbide chain


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Re: Chainsaw blade recommendations??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7594106
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Stihl chains have about the hardest steel cutters on the market today. If you are cutting that close to the ground that you are in the dirty / sandy stuff, you will need to switch to carbide tipped chains. If a Stihl Yellow semi chisel chain does not hold up, carbide is your only alternative


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Re: Chainsaw blade recommendations??? [Re: 160user] #7594112
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Originally Posted by 160user
Originally Posted by patfundine
you need to buy a carbide chain


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Re: Chainsaw blade recommendations??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7594115
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I am glad to hear it!


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Re: Chainsaw blade recommendations??? [Re: patfundine] #7594506
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Originally Posted by patfundine
you need to buy a carbide chain

Tell us about carbide chain.
  • what do they cost?
  • how are they sharpened?
  • do they stand up dirt impergnated bark?
  • how about that imbedded lag screw?

I have never used the carbide because I consider it a risky investment. All of my firewood comes tree services Some dragged in the mud, many with imbedded steel fasteners. In my experience removing bark is more time consuming than touching up a steel chain. My thought is that carbide might solve that, but, doubtful on the imbedded steel.


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Re: Chainsaw blade recommendations??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7594589
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Carbide chains do not cut as quick as a steel chain.
Hitting a hard steel screw etc, a carbide tooth may chip.
You can sharpen them with a grinder and a diamond grinding wheel or green CBN wheel.
Depending on the size of the chain they are between 150 and 250 bucks
They will stand up to muddy bark etc. a lot longer than a steel chain.


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Re: Chainsaw blade recommendations??? [Re: Scuba1] #7594633
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Originally Posted by Scuba1
Carbide chains do not cut as quick as a steel chain.
Hitting a hard steel screw etc, a carbide tooth may chip.
You can sharpen them with a grinder and a diamond grinding wheel or green CBN wheel.
Depending on the size of the chain they are between 150 and 250 bucks
They will stand up to muddy bark etc. a lot longer than a steel chain.

Scuba is right on. Some logs on the header are so muddy, a few cuts with a normal chain and it is dull. I used 8 chains one day cutting to get 1 full cord, that is when I got some carbide chains. They cut slower but I can cut 25/30 cord before they need sharpening. I send them to Rapco to sharpen/replace broken teeth.

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