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 a proper Norwood SabreChain® ripping chain improves both performance and yield when you saw boards with your chainsaw and Norwood’s PortaMill PM14 chainsaw sawmill.
Norwood’s SabreChain ripping chain features standard chassis and cutter parts. The cutter grind is the only difference from standard cross-cut chain.
Made from patented steel alloy that is more durable in both cold and standard weather conditions, Norwood SabreChain ripping chain is tested and proven to be 125% tougher at minus 20° Fahrenheit and 20% tougher at room temperature.
Norwood ripping chain feature 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.
- .050” x 18” x 66 links (Item No. PM14-RC05X18)
- .050” x 20” x 72 links (Item No. PM14-RC05X20)
- .050” x 24” x 84 links (Item No. PM14-RC05X24)
- .058” x 18” x 68 links (Item No. PM14-RC58X18)
- .058” x 20” x 72 links (Item No. PM14-RC58X20)
- .058” x 24” x 84 links (Item No. PM14-RC58X24)