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Chain Saw Chains

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by AA961JESTER, May 28, 2002.

  1. AA961JESTER

    AA961JESTER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    I have been doing alot of cutting this year. My question to you guys is what brand of chain do you use. Oregon seems to be popular. I dont know how to make my own. Is there a better brand of chain that stays sharper longer, and if so where can I get them? I have a 16 and 20 husky and a 14 echo.

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    Hey ,

    Landscapers Supply has all sorts of Oregon bars and chains on clearance.... Should check it out, Might be worth picking up a few extras....

    KNOWHOWELTD LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    i have a 28 husky, an 18 echo, and two 12 echos, and it seems like its very hard to keep all of my chains sharp... every once in a while i get down into the dirt...but thats rare... i love chain sawing, one of my favorite tasks we do...
  4. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 902

    :blob3: knowhow, dirt is why your saw chains are dulling, we have a tree service and the only time you really see a chain dull quickly is if it hits the dirt. tony

    KNOWHOWELTD LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    no, i understand that the dirt is what is dulling them, its just hard to stay out of the dirt on certain tricky cuts, what do you use? and what is the best way people have found to give their saw a nice sharpening?

  6. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 902

    :blob3: you can try filing in between jobs, that will keep the chisel clean and sharp, tony

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