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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    :) :) :) You could try it, but I would consider: Your theoretical average would be 7 degrees taking your measurements, but you already mentioned, that your real results were more similar to my Stihl 3/8 chain (what I would expect, I think that the results regarding the cutting angle should be...
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    Nice, so there is confirmation that the gauge works for pitches different from 3/8. :) So all common pitches (leave alone 1/4) seem to work with the gauge design. I assumed that, but wasn´t sure because of the lack of practical experience... Out of curiousity what´s the thickness of this...
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    The big critics only show up when they have the opinion and mood to find something to critisize. In this case with Mike presenting his awesome new tool there was nothing to critisize, so no need to show up ;) I know what you mean. It´s not so easy for me to 'address' people. I simply wrote this...
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    Yes. it´s satisfactory to plan tools, make them and use them. Ok, my gauge was more of a watchmaker´s work, your log rollers are more of a heavy duty style... But all of them are tools at the end.
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    What a shame ;) But thanks for following the thread :)
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    Home-built log roller / peavey

    Nice "little" tools ;) Massive hooks! Their shape should allow to flip small and large diameters equally well. These log-rollers have a very professional impression to me. Ah yes, and in wood work you can bend everything... Like always it´s all about the compromise between stability and weight...
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    The really really good things in life take their time ;) I know what you mean. But like I said in the starting post, explaining things the short and easy way is not my strength ;) Maybe I presumed a little bit too much. I thought her I am at the biggest forum worldwide covering the given topic...
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    Hmmm ... for me the punched letters look hi-tech, I don´t own such 'tools' ;) I don´t use the raker depth gauge directly as well. I made one of my gauges out of hardened steel (1,0 mm thick) which leads to a larger cutting angle. It is possible to use this gauge directly without destroying it...
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    :) Yeah, it´s official, we have reached post #466 in this thread and you are officially the first person who has produced a raker depth gauge according to Hannes´Raker Depth Gauge™! ;) Seriously, nice job! Yes. I promised it and you seem to be the first person who really believed it ;) Sounds...
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    Thanks Pogo for the chart :) I used 36 RM 60 chain for my measurements. The number of drive links has no influence of course, and I think the gauge (0.050, 0,058, 0.063) shouldn´t either. The cutters´s shape full chisel vs. semi-chisel could have a small influence (if really), but it shouldn´t...
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    No. :) RS and RM are both available in 3/8 and in .325 pitch. RS is full chisel, RM semi-chisel chain, that´s the difference. Both are normal profile chains. Maybe you´re irritated by the naming 'micro'. That doesn´t refer to a smaller pitch or a lower cutter´s profile. The pitch is named by...
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    Are you really sure about that? I don´t own a RS chain to compare. Maybe someone owning both RS and RM should compare them and give a short comment about dimensions. Stihl offers its raker depth gauges in 1/4, .325, 3/8, 3/8 low profile and .404. They don´t make a difference between different...
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    Nice wording and I´m quite sure what you are meaning here ;) Oh. One person made this tool himself (beside me). Mission accomplished :cool: Still no metal piece in stock? The whole (modern) world consists of metal. Take an angle grinder and find some part, cutting out some part and grinding it...
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    Oh yes. My nerves got a little bit stressed sometimes, but looking at it with some distance it was quite an interesting process, at least for me ;) I think yes. One of my two self-measured presets refers to Stihl 3/8 RM chain. RM means Rapid Micro, it´s a chain with semi-chisel cutters; RS...
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    Yes, there were many people in this thread not liking my approach and they obviously didn´t move on ;) You can do it like that, but normally you don´t have to fiddle around with tangens or math when you want to know the angle. At least in Germany every pupil sitting the first time in a math...
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    Not so surprising I think ;) You obviously can trade in 'pivot length' for 'material thickness' and vice versa. Thicker material -> you have to go steeper for the same results. Thinner material -> you have to go less steep for the same results. So if you like to switch from .047" material to...
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    I try to make now some conclusions regarding the topic 'optimum cutting angle'. When using Carlton´s pictures and argumentations, it seems that optimum cutting angle = constant cutting angle. Like I assumed from the beginning of this thread ;) It´s only a matter of deciding the value of the...
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    Here I show the numbers for the .404 Stihl chain, ASSUMING a cutter´s angle of 11.8° (I don´t have the measurement). First, putting the Husky .404 gauge with soft setting onto it: The soft setting seems to be suitable as hard setup, it´s too weak as soft setup I think. Now the numbers for...
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    Maybe nothing´s wrong here, only a misunderstanding ;) Here a pic of Stihl 3/8 RM chain, positioned in rectangular manner for measurements on the computer monitor. The two red lines show the misunderstanding ;) What I call 'cutter height' in the context of my software and the raker depth...
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    Tutorial: make your own raker depth gauge supported by software tool

    I think so :) The optimal chip size is that one, that keeps the saw running at the max power rev point ;) Way too big chips and the saw bogs down, way too small chips you produce a powder cloud. This problem partly compensates itself I think. A large powerful saw is probabyle used with a longer...
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