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    Default Re: BEST CHAIN FOR CUTTING RR TIES??

    Those must have been some gnarly RR ties LD1. I didn't have the blade gum up on me to the point they wouldn't cut.


    Quote Originally Posted by LD1 View Post
    So if they did ask me what I was cutting, and I told them "wood", "most likely just pine", I would not be lying right??



    Not sure if the sawzall is the answer. I tried cutting some electric poles cause I wanted a cleaner cut than a chainsaw with one. Even with an agressive blade, it just gums up and quits cutting. Chainsaw dont even notice.
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    Default Re: BEST CHAIN FOR CUTTING RR TIES??

    They were electric poles, but creosote treated like the ties. Perhaps it makes a difference but the ones I got were newer poles and werent all dried out and weather checked. Still VERY solid. The blade would gum up and not clean out But nothing beats about 3 seconds with a chainsaw. You wont find anything that will cut them faster short of TNT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treemonkey1000 View Post
    A sawzall with a long blade would do the same thing. Maybe not as staight. I don't think the Rental shops ask what you are cutting. Pay the insurance if you want on the saw that would cover a chain replacement if it comes back too dinged up to sharpen. I do save my old chains for that stuff if I am too far from a power source to use the sawzall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LD1 View Post
    So if they did ask me what I was cutting, and I told them "wood", "most likely just pine", I would not be lying right??



    Not sure if the sawzall is the answer. I tried cutting some electric poles cause I wanted a cleaner cut than a chainsaw with one. Even with an agressive blade, it just gums up and quits cutting. Chainsaw dont even notice.
    When you returned the saw with a burnt up chain you would pay a pretty penny for it.
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    Default Re: BEST CHAIN FOR CUTTING RR TIES??

    I don't see it "burning up" a chain. Dulling...yes. but don't the rental places expect to have to sharpen the chain anyway?? And just how much is a "pretty penny"?? A new chain is $15 give or take. An a $10/hr employee a few minutes to swap...which shouldn't even count cause I'd expect them to have a grinder to sharpen which requires disassembly anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LD1 View Post
    I don't see it "burning up" a chain. Dulling...yes. but don't the rental places expect to have to sharpen the chain anyway?? And just how much is a "pretty penny"?? A new chain is $15 give or take. An a $10/hr employee a few minutes to swap...which shouldn't even count cause I'd expect them to have a grinder to sharpen which requires disassembly anyway.
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    Default Re: BEST CHAIN FOR CUTTING RR TIES??

    Another vote for the Sawzall. I did a project with RR ties a while back that required about 50 cuts. I bought 6 long blades figuring I'd be going through them--one blade lasted the whole project, and made very nice cuts (no clogging). Regards, Mike

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    I think the best blade would be the one on someone elses saw

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    I think the best blade would be the one on someone elses saw
    Sure, when would you like your saw back? Just Joking.

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