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Project Farm tests chains

Crispexx

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I like how he tests the stuff, not in some ridiculous unrealistic scenario. Real dude testing things in a fashion that the average guy would do with average tools.


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Timber MacFallen

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Definitely interesting to watch. Clearly some big differences on new chains out of the box. For me the interesting part was how well some of the chains handled sand/dirt.

As you would guess-metal quality and hardness plays as big a role as the design.

You'll rarely go wrong with an Oregon, Stihl or Husqvarna chain.
 

Philbert

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Very creative and practical methods for testing. I like the use of the weight to control the speed of cut. I like that he retested after a full tank of cutting, to compare wear. I liked his sand test.

One thing that he did not compare: all chains were tested with the factory/out of the box (‘OOB’) performance. Might some of the chains improve with better sharpening or different factory angles?

I might want to retest after running each chain through an auto grinder, to get identical sharpening treatment. OOB only lasts until the first sharpening.

This was better than many of the more subjective tests I see posted.

Thanks for posting this.

Philbert
 

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Thanks for posting this . I have seen PF vids testing other things but missed this one . He just confirmed what I suspected for years . Carlton makes a good chain but it is slow compared to Oregon or Sthil and it has always been a hard chain to sharpen for me and I could never get that Carlton chain to cut as fast as Sthil chain or some of this new Oregon chain.

P Farm did a very nice job with this video . I especially liked the closeup shots of the cutter profile and the underside of the top plate and the view of the side plate showing the differences in the manufacturing of mass produced chains.
 
OM617YOTA

OM617YOTA

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I particularly like that PF refuses all sponsorships, everything he tests he buys himself. Nothing "provided for free as a tester" by a manufacturer. AvE does the same thing, quite the credibility booster.
 
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