Ripping Chain Saw any good?

Ripping Chain Saw any good?

Post by Denis Marie » Sun, 19 Jan 2003 05:09:24



I am using a Mexican made electric chain saw sold by McCulloch.
So far so good for small blanks of about 10" OD.  With the standard tooth
angle of 30 deg. I am able to rip green logs.  The situation is that the
ripping accumulates and packs tight between the guard and the sprocket.
I wonder if using a tooth angle of 10-15deg. specified for the Oregon
ripping saw would make a big difference.?
On heavy duty commercial (gas) 30 deg.angle chain saw there is no
accumulation and packing of ripping between the sprocket and the guard.!
 
 
 

Ripping Chain Saw any good?

Post by Georg » Sun, 19 Jan 2003 06:51:30


Try "rocking" the saw into the cut.  Begin nose down at about 30 degrees or
so and the shavings will run out into the open rather than pack.  Then rock
the other way, leaving room between the end of the log and the body of the
saw, and the shavings should clear.  Only the last part should pack the saw
with this method.


Quote:
> I am using a Mexican made electric chain saw sold by McCulloch.
> So far so good for small blanks of about 10" OD.  With the standard tooth
> angle of 30 deg. I am able to rip green logs.  The situation is that the
> ripping accumulates and packs tight between the guard and the sprocket.
> I wonder if using a tooth angle of 10-15deg. specified for the Oregon
> ripping saw would make a big difference.?
> On heavy duty commercial (gas) 30 deg.angle chain saw there is no
> accumulation and packing of ripping between the sprocket and the guard.!


 
 
 

Ripping Chain Saw any good?

Post by Owen Low » Sun, 19 Jan 2003 09:50:48




Quote:
> I wonder if using a tooth angle of 10-15deg. specified for the Oregon
> ripping saw would make a big difference.?

The Stihl rep who gave a presentation a couple months ago at one of my
local aaw meetings indicated, IIRC, 5-10 degrees if ripping is a
majority of your cutting.

My saw, a Makita - gas, will clog up on some cuts too. It's not hard to
clear them between cuts - I just pull out a most of the clump and not
worry about it too much.

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