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Forum topic by Micah Muzny posted 10-16-2013 08:55 PM 588 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Micah Muzny

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10-16-2013 08:55 PM

Hello all, I am in search of a ripping chain for I can slice up some logs to make various things out of. I have a Husqvarna 450 Rancher with 20” Bar current chain is .325 pitch and .050 gauge. I am having trouble finding a ripping chain that would fit. I have seen people say to modify a standard chain, but I know I would mess it up then have a useless chain. Anyone know where I can find one?


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Loren

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#1 posted 10-16-2013 09:00 PM

Well, you’ll have to learn how to sharpen chain anyway so I say
go ahead and modify your chain for ripping. Chain saw chain
is hard to mess up real bad. You do have to keep an eye
on the bar though because it can start to pull the cut to
one side as it wears.

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Micah Muzny

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#2 posted 10-16-2013 09:18 PM

Oh I know how to sharpen one just fine, it’s just the modifying I am unsure about. I actually worked in a small engines repair shop and store about 2 years ago. We sharpened and repaired all sorts of stuff, but I never had any experience modifying a chain for a different purpose.

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Don W

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#3 posted 10-16-2013 09:43 PM

first, you don’t need a ripping chain to rip. It really doesn’t make a big difference. Second Loren is right. Buy a regular chain, then every time you sharpen it, just cut back on the angle a bit. The only modification is the angle of a ripper is about 5 degrees.

Edit, but if you really want to buy one, just go to ebay. I’ve bought mine off there.

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