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Equipping your chainsaw with proper ripping chain improves both performance and yield when you saw boards with your chainsaw and Norwood’s PortaMill PM14 chainsaw sawmill.

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Ripping Chain for PortaMill

INTRODUCTION

Ripping Chain for your PortaMill

GIVE YOUR CHAINSAW SAWMILL AN EDGE …
SPECIALTY FACTORY-CONFIGURED RIPPING CHAINS

Chainsaws are normally used to fell trees, and the normal chainsaw chain we are all familiar with is specifically meant for that cross-cutting application. But sawing boards, lengthwise down the grain as versus cutting across the grain for felling, involves different considerations.
 
Ripping chain features a special factory grind for making dimensional boards and planks from timber by "ripping" it (cutting parallel to the wood grain). Equipping your chainsaw with proper ripping chain improves both performance and yield when you saw boards with your chainsaw and Norwood’s PortaMill PM14 chainsaw sawmill.

Specifications and features:   

  • Norwood’s ripping chain features standard chassis and cutter parts. The cutter grind is the only difference from standard chain.

  • Made from patented steel alloy that is more durable in both cold and standard weather conditions, Norwood ripping chain is tested and proven to be 125% tougher at minus 20° Fahrenheit and 20% tougher at room temperature.

  • Norwood ripping chain feature Oregon’s LubriLink™ cavities in the chain tie-straps that act like reservoirs, reducing oil dispersal off the chain by centrifugal force. This helps hold oil in the chain parts when it slows or stops, thereby improving chain performance and helping extend chain life.

Ripping Chain for your PortaMill

Here’s how to pick the right chain for you:
 
All the information is on your chainsaw bar:

  1. Chain Gauge
  2. Bar Length
  3. Number of Links
  4. Chain Pitch (Norwood ripping chain is only available in .375” (3/8”) pitch

Pick the right chain for you. Ripping chain information can be found on your chainsaw bar.

Norwood stocks the following chains:

Ripping Chain
Item Code
Ripping chain (.050" x 18" x 66 links)
PM14-RC05X18
Ripping chain (.050" x 20" x 72 links)
PM14-RC05X20
Ripping chain (.050" x 24" x 84 links)
PM14-RC05X24
Ripping chain (.058" x 18" x 68 links)
PM14-RC58X18
Ripping chain (.058" x 20" x 72 links)
PM14-RC58X20
Ripping chain (.058" x 24" x 84 links)
PM14-RC58X24














 
Or, we can special order the following chains for you:

Ripping Chain
Item Code
Ripping chain (.050" x 16" x 60 links) (Special Order)
PM14-RC05X16
Ripping chain (.050" x 28" x 91 links) (Special Order)
PM14-RC05X28
Ripping chain (.058" x 16" x 60 links) (Special Order)
PM14-RC58X16









Special order chains can take up to a month to ship out; delivery time varies depending on your location.


PERFORMANCE TIP: Start each sawmilling day with several sharpened chains ready at hand, as well as all your chainsaw tools. Having these important items right at your fingertips will save you time and give you more time milling boards!


IMPORTANT: For ripping cuts only. Do not use these chains for any type of cutting other than ripping. In all cases, regular and precise chain maintenance is critical to maximizing your milling efficiency and prolonging chain life. Sharpen your chains at least every couple hours of milling. Always follow all of the safety directives and instructions outlined by the manufacturer of your chainsaw.

Sorry, there is no warranty on consumable items such as blades or chains.

 

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