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wisewood   
Hi Everyone,

me asking stupid questions again - what are the merits of these chain sizes as far as carving with a dime-tip sugi bar goes?

 

Thanks All

Andrew

 

1/4 chain is the only chain you can run on a dime tip. Quarter tip can run both 1/4 and 3/8 lo pro.

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Ukulian   

Dime tips and heavy cutting just don't go hand in hand. Quarter tips are better, but it will still depend on the size of the saw.

You would be better off with two saws, one for the 'heavy' cutting and one for the detailing.

If that is not possible, then 1/4" 0.050 chain/sprocket with a 16" quarter tip bar and a 10/12" dime tip would be the way forward until you can get a second saw. :)

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i block with a normal ground saw sprocket nose, then switch to 1/4 .050 14'' for carving. never really seen the use in using 3/8 as the point isnt that pointy.

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i block with a normal ground saw sprocket nose, then switch to 1/4 .050 14'' for carving. never really seen the use in using 3/8 as the point isnt that pointy.

 

I like to do as much as I can with a standard 3/8" on my Stihl MS200 before switching to a 1/4" dime tip on my other MS200. Hans Gustafsson from Sweden does some crazy tiny detail with a standard bar!

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