The ripping chain myth!Your trying to find a ripping chain for your chainsaw mill and you realize they are hard to find, well let me tell you that you dont need to go out and look for a special chain. Ripping chains are over rated, just a way to get some extra money out of the average joe.
Ive have run chainsaws as a hand faller on a helicopter logging operation for many years of my life, ive split logs in 2 in the bush many times because the helicopter couldn't lift a full size log, in all that time I have never needed a ripping chain to do the job, I file my saw 3 times a day and it cuts like cheese weather I cut against the grain or with the grain, some times the long string like slivers of sawdust get piled up in the dogs of the saw but its never been a problem.
I say ripping chain is a scam to get more money out of everyone who thinks they need one,"hey are you an idiot, trying to cut that log with regular chain" tell them they are idiots to pay extra for a ripping chain. all you need to do is file the chan with less angle on the tooth
And keep the raker as high as possible to prevent the chain from cutting too fast and stalling the saw
Just my two cents