If you want to do any bore/plunge cuts you will have to remove the safety humps(the part next to the raker..
I fold the chains over tightly and then cut them off with a Dremel and a cutting disc or a 4" grinder w/a thin cutting blade.
Also remove this from the gullet to make it flat from the front to the back, this is easy to do an a chain grinder or with a Dremel.
Then you could add a little more hook to the side plate if needed, but I would start with those two things.
I have a 5 gallon bucket of Home Depot chains I use for flush cutting stumps that I do what I suggested, and I add a little hook, they self feed very well(for semi-chisel) and stay sharp a little better than full chisel(not bad for low quality chains that were free to me). That being said I have 20-30mins into each one to make it cut that way, so I'd rather buy a large lot of bars and chains(for a reasonable price) than spend a bunch of time I don't have on them. I have a pile of chains sitting on the bench, most times I just hand file them on the saw and never remove them, 3 or 4 nasty stumps can eat a large portion of a good quality chain.
Yes sir.You spent quality time with your daughter, you made the best use of your time (next to getting that barn built)
Today I got the girts and the carriers on the lean to poles/walls . Tomorrow I won't get as much done here as I'm getting back on a tree job, but who knows, maybe I'll get an early start and have lots of time to get the girts and carriers laid out for the main building walls .
Hope you had a productive day too.