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New Oregon EXL Chain - game changer?

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41 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:

How about a video showing the increased cutting speed compared to other brands?
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Don't forget to dull the " other brands " off a tad with a file first though...

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On 04/10/2018 at 14:42, Rob D said:

Oregon seem to be upping their game in terms of chain making. They started with 95TXL but they now have EXL which is the 3/8 range.

 

This is not simply a gimmick or new angle on an old product - materials are upgraded, cutting out of the box is improved, stay sharp is better - in short a betetr product [which I haven't tried yet] - but these could well be the best chainsaw chain in the world.

 

What would tempt you into trying some? What about the dedicated Stihl folk out there? How about a dabble and then post your findings here?

 

Available as 95TXL [.325 .050] and 73EXL [3/8 .058] and 75EXL[3/8 .063] but very very soon in 73EXJ[3/8 .058 - full skip] and 75EXJ[3/8 .063 - full skip].

 

Type in EXL in the search box at the top of chainsawbars to find the options. Plus we are doing an offer on LPX the old style version an all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, why only now over-due fanfare-inducing catch-up?

Surely any reputable company should be making continuous cutting-edge iterative improvements.

Rather than flogging out-of-date technology.

jat

marcus

p.s.

Like why on earth would a factory fresh chain not be expected to cut as well, nay better, than a hand filed/sharpened one.

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4 hours ago, difflock said:

So, why only now over-due fanfare-inducing catch-up?

Surely any reputable company should be making continuous cutting-edge iterative improvements.

Rather than flogging out-of-date technology.

jat

marcus

p.s.

Like why on earth would a factory fresh chain not be expected to cut as well, nay better, than a hand filed/sharpened one.

 

Yes they should be - but they don't.

 

I'm hoping by making more fuss, generating more sales when they do improve their chain they will continue to do just that. Oregon are now stocking skip link chains in the UK through ourselves - that is a big step forward.

 

Unfortunetly making chainsaw chain is not easy and only x2 companies in the world do it well... Believe me when I say we have looked at many alternatives.

 

I expect they could have produced a chain that cut amazingly well out the box - but the price you'd pay for it would have meant no one would have bought it.

 

Anyways - better late than never I suppose... you going to try some?

 

 

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8 hours ago, slack ma girdle said:

If you have a chain that will fit either a 13" echo 450 or a 15" stihl 362 i will have one to try.
It can have a good spanking in the woods next week and i will let you. know

The MS362 we can do you one for - I expect we'll do something like buy one of these EXL chains get the equivalent LPX chain free - you can tell me then if there is a difference.

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Stubby said:

Don't forget to dull the " other brands " off a tad with a file first though...

Haha - just a light touch on some tarmac will do!

 

It would be good to get some of the more cynical to try it - as if they think it's better then it must be better!

 

I may try and do a test but got too much milling to do to get the Panther mills out there...

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5 hours ago, Rough Hewn said:

How about a video showing the increased cutting speed compared to other brands?
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Tell you what - anyone that buys the deal, does a test between the LPX and the EXL we'll refund the cost of the chain back to you [after video is posted].

 

This for whoever does a test not who posts first [within 2 weeks of buying the deal].

 

Cannae say fairer than that now..

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Tell you what - anyone that buys the deal, does a test between the LPX and the EXL we'll refund the cost of the chain back to you [after video is posted].
 
This for whoever does a test not who posts first [within 2 weeks of buying the deal].
 
Cannae say fairer than that now..

25" 3/8 1.6 84 drive links (I think)
For a stihl 461.
Pm me the price and I'll get them.
Will do you a video.

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14 hours ago, slack ma girdle said:

Wot be the filing angles of the EXL chain Rob[mention=24897]RobD[/mention]

 

Errr - not sure - same as LPX I expect 30 degrees... is it on the back of the box? Sorry am not in the office at the mo....

 

 

 

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