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Old 11-10-2012, 10:08 PM
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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.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:59 AM
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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...
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:43 AM
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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.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:27 AM
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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.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:35 PM
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thanks guys i really appreciate your help!
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