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recycledsole
11-09-2012, 06:51 PM
Hey guys,
im running the normal chain on a ms290 stihl chainsaw. I feel like it gets dull relatively fast. Is there a better blade? what is the best blade. I am just doing normal cutting.
thanks

Paradise Yard Service
11-09-2012, 08:40 PM
Talk to Still dealer. Still has there own proprietary chain. But in a nutshell use a Full Chisel chain for fast cutting soft wood and Semi-Chisel for durability and everyday use.
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Paradise Yard Service
11-09-2012, 08:44 PM
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Paradise Yard Service
11-09-2012, 08:46 PM
Sorry for the typo...I mean Stihl. The smartphone is on auto-correct and Stihl was not in the glossary. :O
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TriCountyLawn
11-09-2012, 08:53 PM
I have had good luck with the reg full chisel rsk chain, however as of late I have been looking at exploring cheaper chain options since becoming a tightwad. I get pretty good use out of a sharpening . I also dont let it get bad before hitting it with a file.

Patriot Services
11-09-2012, 08:55 PM
Is your oiler working properly? They get gummed up pretty good in short order.
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recycledsole
11-10-2012, 07:27 AM
the oil release system is wide open. the mechanic put it that way. i want to adjust it

JLSLLC
11-10-2012, 08:16 PM
Hey guys,
im running the normal chain on a ms290 stihl chainsaw. I feel like it gets dull relatively fast. Is there a better blade? what is the best blade. I am just doing normal cutting.
thanks



I know what you mean:waving: the chains seem to dull VERY fast.. i had a bigger tree job and i used 5 chains... Im going to start sharpening around every 3x after use.. just got to get the hang of it:hammerhead:

cpllawncare
11-10-2012, 09:39 PM
Is your oiler working properly? They get gummed up pretty good in short order.
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I'm thinking the oiler on my husky isn't putting out as it should, how can I check it? how often should I clean the dang thing?

Darryl G
11-10-2012, 10:23 PM
You have to be really careful never to touch the ground at all when cutting, to brush off any dirt that's on the wood and cut any stumps last if you want your chains to stay sharp longer. The lower parts of tree trunks always have some dirt embedded in them that will dull chains quickly.

1Sharkey
11-10-2012, 11:08 PM
For a Stihl ms290 or 029 a 026 RM chain is the best all around chain. The 026 RM3 is the low kickback version. Make sure to remove enough of your drags or the chains dull faster as they scrape across the tree and do not bite.

blake101
11-11-2012, 02:59 AM
You have to be really careful never to touch the ground at all when cutting, to brush off any dirt that's on the wood and cut any stumps last if you want your chains to stay sharp longer. The lower parts of tree trunks always have some dirt embedded in them that will dull chains quickly.

Very good advice...

bob
11-11-2012, 06:43 AM
Depending on what I'm cutting, I'll run the file on the chain every 1 or 2 tanks of fuel. Try this instead of waiting for the chain to get real dull.

Darryl G
11-11-2012, 12:27 PM
Depending on what I'm cutting, I'll run the file on the chain every 1 or 2 tanks of fuel. Try this instead of waiting for the chain to get real dull.

Same. With a sharp file it only takes 3 strokes a tooth or so to touch it up.

recycledsole
11-11-2012, 10:35 PM
thanks guys i really appreciate your help!