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Offline JD_Kid

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3/8 Vs .404
« on: April 03, 2002, 03:25:47 am »
Hi ya's
as most know i'm looking at a mill with a chain saw power head (90cc).now i can get a slabber addon ,well more of a barholder kinda set up for slabbing ie it holds the saw and bar in a frame that slides down the mill tracks ..now as this is a new saw to me i can swing anyway for chain size ..for felling i'd run with a 30-36 inch bar, for slabbing maybe the same or a bit bigger .what kind of chain/chains would you guys run on this kinda set up ,haveing 2 bars and chains is not a worry to me so best chain for each type of job is fine..i'd like to have a clean/fast cut while slabbing  ,thanks
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Re: 3/8 Vs .404
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2002, 04:28:52 am »

3/8 pitch
I like a square corner cutting tooth for felling like the Stihl RS or Oregon LG.
The only ripping chain I`ll use is Oregon full skip RA.
You`ll need an additional oiler for the big stuff.

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Re: 3/8 Vs .404
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2002, 07:02:18 pm »
G'day,

Yeah Id have to go with the forum god (again) on this one!
Go for 3/8s.  For a faster cut etc if you only (!) have 90cc available.
My preference is .404, but Im not worried about kerf size.  Timbersaws in Levin carry 3/8 RA rip by the box.  159 +gst. (25')
Cheers
Charlie.
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Re: 3/8 Vs .404
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2002, 08:04:41 pm »
Hi ya
ya got a phone number and contact person ya know at timber saws ??shipping it to the mainland  ;)may be pricey tho :'(
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Re: 3/8 Vs .404
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2002, 08:29:41 pm »
G'day,

Timbersaws 06 368-2494, talk to Chris.  Orders over a hundy are freight free.  Dont start with the mainland comments, you know we will just cut the power cable and let you guys drift away.....
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Re: 3/8 Vs .404
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2002, 10:32:10 pm »
Hi ya
thanks for that info i'll try them out and see what they can do ..the name rings a bell tho as some of my grandmothers fam are still up there, one is a forstry advizer(?) and when i was looking for pruning gear i think the name come up...as for cutting the cable yes the boat would float away but would the fish not go to the bottom of the sea? ;) (old old story for people outside of new zealand the old story tellers said the south island was the boat and the north island was the fish )but if the s$%& hits the fan or anyone needs a hand we become one
catch ya
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Re: 3/8 Vs .404
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2002, 10:46:35 pm »
I think that the additional vibration levels with .404 will get really aggravating after awhile.  Also in really wide cuts you will want the extra torque that a 3/8-7 sprocket will give you over a .404 as well as the lesser amount of drag on the 3/8 chain.
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