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Carbide chains
« on: February 16, 2014, 07:22:07 AM »

I see Stihl has a carbide chain available, mainly for use on lumber that has concrete on it. I was wondering if a Stihl (or another brand) would work on trees in a fencerow that might have the occasional piece of wire in it? I want to clear out a fence line that runs along our property and a dirt road. Big old trees that a few of them grew right thru the old perimeter fence. Need to get these cleared out so I can install the new fence.

I've wondered too how expensive the chains would be that fire departments use to cut thru roofs.
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Re: Carbide chains
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 03:08:13 PM »

I work for the power company and we use it,it's good for what you want to do but you can make it dull but takes a lot.It doesn't cut as fast if just cutting trees but we mainly use it for cutting CCA poles which are really hard.
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Re: Carbide chains
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 03:10:18 PM »

This is the last post on this site the STUPID questions to enter to post is F  IN stupid,who ever thought this is a good idea is outa control!
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Re: Carbide chains
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 03:15:56 PM »

Maybe after a few post I don't have to??   To sharpen that Cain you need special stone green
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Re: Carbide chains
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 03:46:11 PM »

Maybe after a few post I don't have to??   To sharpen that Cain you need special stone green
yea I think it  takes a few posts  to stop ....   it peeeeed  me  off too  but  don't have to do it now
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Re: Carbide chains
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2014, 04:10:30 PM »

Yea I see I don't have to now cool
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Re: Carbide chains
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2014, 05:02:11 PM »

Thats to help prevent spam bots from over running the site.
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Re: Carbide chains
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2014, 01:03:19 PM »

I'll have to look into the carbide chain
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Re: Carbide chains
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2014, 06:27:57 AM »

We cut thru nails that people post signs and so on on the pole you know by street corners look how many nails can be in a pole!  like I said they are a little slower in cutting trees but it only takes one nail on a standard chain and your not cutting.They are good for fence row trees!
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Re: Carbide chains
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2014, 07:53:25 PM »

I be curious on how it works on dirty wood..Cause any dirt, sand , mud etc on the wood your cutting dulls the chain real quick
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Re: Carbide chains
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2014, 06:33:36 AM »

Not this chain,works good for that,I'm real carefull cutting,have backhoe I built a thumb to hold logs save chain so I prefere stihl pro chain
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