My friend has come by a big roll of chain saw chain, a breaker, and maybe
even a sharpener.
Is this similar to a motorcycle chain breaker that uses a screw to force the
pin out, or does one use a punch?
Is there a master link on a chainsaw chain, or does one put the pin in and
squeeze it/hit it to mushroom the ends?
I'm suprised you came across a "roll".... chainsaw chain is like a
"sealed unit" that has no master link as you asked. It's done like that for
safety because if a tree limb happened to knock the master link off and the
chain broke in two there is no way of telling where that chain would whip
around and what body part it would connect with etc. I personally know what
it's like to get bit by a chainsaw as a few years ago I bounced a running
chainsaw off my ankle... Chainsaw chain is bought by a sealed length and
Yes, I know that. However, in my part of the world, it is very common
practice for a shop to have a long roll of chain, and to custom make chains.
Among loggers, it is common to cut chains from a long piece rather than to
buy precut chains, which are more money.
I intend to do that tomorrow. However, I thought that someone here might
have some experience with this. Isn't that what we have the newsgroup for,
people looking for answers from more experienced people?
That's the intent.
But unfortunately a bunch of guys-- most probably with short or limp
Johnsons-- for the first time in their lives can exercise some "power" here
by sounding aggressive or being critical of others in the NG.
Most of these guys' usual dealing with people include phrases like "Would
you like fries with that" or "I've finished mowing your lawn and blowing the
leaves, same time next week?"
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