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    Default BEST CHAIN FOR CUTTING RR TIES??

    Suggestions?

    thank you

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    Default Re: BEST CHAIN FOR CUTTING RR TIES??

    Chainsaw chain.

    I find that log chains dont cut very well

    seriously, dont over think it. I cut ties and electric poles with just whatever saw I happen to grab. Worst think it can do is dull it out and you'll have to re-sharpen.
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    I've used whatever is on the saws at the time too. If I had a choice before starting, I would put on semi chisel for ties.
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    If the RR tie has dirt and rocks on it or in the cracks, I would be concerned. I would not cut in the spike area or at the ends if the steel S is in the end of the tie. If the tie is solid without cracks you should be good. You might consider a chain or blade that is already worn.

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    I would grab the oldest POS chain I had for cutting RR ties.

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    Default Re: BEST CHAIN FOR CUTTING RR TIES??

    Any old chain I had, plus have lots of spare chains on hand.

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    Default Re: BEST CHAIN FOR CUTTING RR TIES??

    Use one that you're ready to toss anyway and grind the 'rakers' down a bit extra when you sharpen for the job. Brush a bit of #2 or kero on the bar & chain if they gum-up with creosote when cutting. Embedded gravel/sand will be 'the end' of the chain ...

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    Your Brother in laws chain..........
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    Do not get the creosote on your skin. learned that the hard way as a teen whilst taking an old bridge apart.
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