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Dumb chain question

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by alderman, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. alderman

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    Do any of you think there would be an advantage to adding 3 or 4 skip sections to a full comp chain? I know there is skip and semi skip available but was just wondering if a chain with fewer skips would be at all beneficial.
    Please exuse me in advance if this is too dumb to consider.
     
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    It would be my uneducated and informal opinion that adding skip sections, not in small enough sequences, would make for a chain that is not smooth cutting and jerky. If full comp chain is too much, and full skip not enough, then semi skip is a suitable compromise.
     
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    I was cleaning the left over chain boxes and started playing around making chain one day.I made an 84 driver 3/8's chain from 4 seperate parts two skip and 2 full house it was neat but there were no gains.
     
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    I think it would depend on the size of the saw and bar. If the saw is having trouble pulling full comp (long bar/small motor), maybe skip would help. If the saw is pulling full comp good, that setup should be faster.
     

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