OK, in >> this thread << you can see that I'm ripping logs into bowl blanks.
The saw I'm using is an older electric beast of a saw, this thing weighs a ton, but it is quiet and boy does it cut!
Thing is, when I'm ripping like this, the saw packs up with long strips of wood, in about 15 seconds
This is it, packed up, fairly badly, not REALLY badly....
I think the handle is not in the best spot, and I'm thinking of moving it further back, so the chips may fall easier.
Here it is all cleaned out, I made up this little "hook tool" to help remove the chips, but it is still a pain. I'm not kidding when I say I cut for 20 seconds, stop, and clean it out
I was wondering a few things, one, anyone else who rips wood like this, with a gas chainsaw, do you have a similar problem? I did not have a problem like this with the Tokyo Log Hog, slicing planks of wood....
Also, how about some sort of a block that the chain would run through, to limit the amount of chips that wrap around the drive cog and stuff themselves up into this thing? I know that the block would eventually get eaten up, but I don't use this saw daily, so, maybe that is an idea?