best chain for all around? dirty and clean wood mixed, lpx or lgx?

cobey

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i run full chisel now, got a loop of the semi. what do you guys use?
btw...what kind of chain is woodland pro? thanks

im running .050 3/8 60 drivers, on a 5020av, 360 homie, and a 500evl
 

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Full chisel cut the fastest but dulls faster if in dirty wood. All chain dulls fast if it hits the dirt. Semi doesn't cut as fast but last longer between shapening. Woodland pro/ Carlton rebadged? Not sure on that one. Im thinking of running some semi on a few of my saws.
 
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Unless your dead set on cutting the fastest, i think semi chisel is probably the best all around chain. Last longer between sharpening, but more forgiving in dirty wood.....you do lose a bit of cutting speed.
 
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given a choice, i'll stay away from the dirty stuff. If I know it dirty and no choice, I use a chain that's at the end of its life
 
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My favorite work chain is 3/8 050 full comp Stihl semi chizz.

Easy to sharpen, and it lasts a long long time without needing a file run through it. Just cut and go, definitely a low maintenance chain for my needs.
 
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mdavlee

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Semi chisel for bucking dirty wood and square ground chisel for falling.
 
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I'm fortunate that I'm usually cutting clean wood so it's full chisel square ground most of the time. If I'm cutting a lot of stuff that has been dragged or cutting firewood in a flood plane where the bark gets a lot of sand in it then I'll switch to semi chisel because square grinding a beat up chain sucks!
 
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Eccentric

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i run full chisel now, got a loop of the semi. what do you guys use?
btw...what kind of chain is woodland pro? thanks

im running .050 3/8 60 drivers, on a 5020av, 360 homie, and a 500evl
In your title you mention "LPX or LGX". Is it your understanding that one's chisel and the other is semi-chisel? That's what I gather from your post. BOTH those Oregon chains are chisel ('full chisel'). JGX is full skip chisel. Main dif between LPX and LGX is that LPX has small bumpers to make it cut 'smoother' and act as somewhat of a kickback reducer.

Oregon semi-chisel is DP, AP, APX, or DPX (as in 72DPX, 73DPX, or 75DPX). AP and DP have been replaced by the 'X' versions. Same with LP, LG, and JG.


http://www.loggerchain.com/100-REEL-72LGX100U-Oregon-CHISEL-CHAINSAW-CHAIN-SALE-72LGX100U.htm

http://www.loggerchain.com/100-72LPX100U-Oregon-full-chisel-saw-chain-3-8-375-050-72LPX100U.htm

http://www.loggerchain.com/100-72JG...n-3-8-050-full-skip-full-chisel-72JGX100R.htm

http://www.loggerchain.com/100-72AP...ll-Skip-Semi-chisel-3-8-375-050-72APX100U.htm

http://www.loggerchain.com/100-72DPX100U-Oregon-semi-chisel-saw-chain-3-8-375-050-72DPX100U.htm
 
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TK

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I prefer chisel chain.

Woodland Pro isn't even rebadged Carlton, at least the ones I've seen. Drive links are stamped the same. Tie straps are not marked. It's real easy to burn on a grinder, definitely a lower grade than the actual Carlton chain.

I'm not up to speed on the cost of Stihl chain, but other knockoffs can't really cost so much less than Husky/Oregon to make it worth it, no?
 
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mdavlee

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I prefer stihl chain if the price is right. If not I'll use Oregon. If I'm square filing I prefer the Oregon anyway.
 
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In your title you mention "LPX or LGX". Is it your understanding that one's chisel and the other is semi-chisel? That's what I gather from your post. BOTH those Oregon chains are chisel ('full chisel'). JGX is full skip chisel. Main dif between LPX and LGX is that LPX has small bumpers to make it cut 'smoother' and act as somewhat of a kickback reducer. ....
Yes, but the LGX also has a kickback reducer, namely the large ramped rakers, like Stihl RS/RSC. The result is that the LP/LPX cuts smoother (and a little faster), with about the same level of kickback protection (all are "yellow" chain). :)
 
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Yes, but the LGX also has a kickback reducer, namely the large ramped rakers, like Stihl RS/RSC. The result is that the LP/LPX cuts smoother (and a little faster), with about the same level of kickback protection (all are "yellow" chain). :)
Yep. I have a few loops of LPX and like it.
 
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Does Oregon still make that "untreated" LGX chain....?? I remember them hyping it up quite a bit. I had a couple loops and thought it cut alright but at no point did I think it brought something all that great or new to the table.....
 
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cobey

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thanks, i asked the chainsawr guy for semi chisel.... dang it..... thanks for all the replys
 
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