Posted by John McNerney [220.127.116.11] on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 18:20:53 :
In Reply to: OT: chainsaw chain posted by Greg - LI [18.104.22.168] on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 16:00:01 :
I generally use Oregon chain. I use full chisel chain. For .325 pitch chain, I use the LPX series. For 3/8 pitch chain, fr years I used either the LPX or LGX series (They have similar cutting performance with a slight edge to the LGX series. The LPX has a slightly different depth gauge set up which reduces kickback potential a bit over the LGX chains). I do NOT use the consumer safety chains with the extra bumper link (sold in a lot of hardware stores.) I do a fair amount of bore cutting, and the bumper link safety chain STINKS for that sort of work.
If you regularly cut in dirty/abrasive conditions, you will probably want to go to a semi chisel chain. It does not cut as fast as full chisel chain, but it does hold up a bit longer in dirty conditions (though none of them will stand up to hitting the ground while cutting).
Do you need help in picking the specific chain that fits your saw, or just looking for recommendations on brand/type?
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