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Some of my appalling camera work as requested in another thread. I had a bit of spare time today so filmed a few bit and pieces and got my brother to film some.

 

In the video there's a 6 way splitter in with automatic height adjust (measured while cutting) but there's also a 12 way for the bigger stuff we use. Normally we have a row of boxes that we cut into. I was good and deliberately didn't edit out the awkward bits. :)

 

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OK, a 'real world' answer please.....

 

How often do you have to sharpen / change the saw chain?

 

We have a Rytec processor, and they say you can do 300hrs with that before sharpening / re-tipping.

 

But anything with a chain blade, people say you spend half the day changing / sharpening chains.....

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On hardwood we change the chain every 18 tons when cutting 9 inch and the bar every 200, obviously longer lengths mean less sharpening. In our experience whether you use a chain or blade you normally hit something in the wood before the estimated time to sharpen.

 

We keep 10 chains sharp and it takes 5-10 minutes to change them.

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Do you suffer many 'jams' with a chain blade, compared to a saw blade?

 

With ours having a saw blade, if the wood moves - even slightly, it jams instantly and so you're running for the PTO stop button or you'll be burning out the belts.

 

Also, what's the rough cost of the chains and bars for your processor - compared to a saw blade?

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Do you suffer many 'jams' with a chain blade, compared to a saw blade?

 

With ours having a saw blade, if the wood moves - even slightly, it jams instantly and so you're running for the PTO stop button or you'll be burning out the belts.

 

Also, what's the rough cost of the chains and bars for your processor - compared to a saw blade?

 

Doesn't lifting the guard stop the blade motor?

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Most new processors turn off when you lift the guard. On the tajfuns the chain only moves while you're cutting, it turns off between cuts.

 

Jams are very rare because there's a clamp on the log and the chains are always kept sharp. It only jams if the chain blunts or occasionally the log can slip on the last cut but that's operator error to be honest. You don't get the jamming like we used to have with a blade.

 

84 link oregon or husqvarna chains are usually £20+ but we just got a few for 14. I can't remember what bars are but I think about 50 for the 24 inch.

 

Not sure how that compares to blades, we would have to have a spare to avoid downtime so that would be a big cost and then I suppose it depends how many tips you have to replace.

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I've just re-watched your video...

 

Noticed on your processor that the clamp on yours is two fingers, but on ours it's only one...

 

So think of it this way, hold a pencil on a desk with only one finger in the middle, how easy is it to 'twist' that pencil under your finger?

 

Sometimes I think this is our problem, the log is able to move under the single clamp / finger.....

 

And answering better days question, on ours, the machine doesn't stop, it's the CP800 'eco', not the CP1000 that does have the switches for stopping the machine if you lift a guard etc.

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