Here’s The Buzz . . .There is an abundance of woodworkers in the world. Some prefer our saw chain blades and others prefer the rotary blade, however, the buzz is that some of our competitors think the chainsaw is passé. Dream on varlets, this is the real truth about King Arthur’s Tools saw-chain blades on angle grinders!
The chain we use is manufactured by Oregon Saw Chain, patent holders of the original saw chain, and the largest saw chain manufacturer in the world. Over 17 years ago, King Arthur’s Tools underwent rigorous testing and approval with Oregon.
With all King Arthur’s Tools blades, the saw chain circlet is secured firmly between two patented discs and can safely spin at very high angle grinder speeds. There is absolutely no wear or loss of strength from sliding and nothing can fly loose or break. There is also a built-in safety feature here! If the chain did happen to snag something, it will simply cut through the obstruction or the side discs will act as a clutch and allow the chain circlet to slip between the discs and minimize kickback. Obviously, a solid rotary blade lacks this safety feature. And on regular chainsaws, the speed of the chain is limited to much slower speeds because of wear from sliding on the guide bar rails and wear in the joints as it travels around the bar.
Solid, rotary-blades for grinders typically have only 3 to 6 teeth! Our Lancelot® has 22 razor-sharp chain-link teeth. Would you rather have 3 men digging a trench for you or 22, at a fraction of the price? Solid-blades have had a chequered past. First they had to be redesigned to meet German safety standards; after this redesign they were then recalled and withdrawn from the North American market for further modification. And they now have to use an additional guard to be used over and above the regular grinder guard! We have never had this requirement forced on our products. King Arthur’s Tools blades are manufactured in the USA, and are governed by the strictest safety standards and organizations worldwide (ANSI, UL, OSHA and CSPC).
It is fact that not only is chain designed to cut straight, it is also designed to cut on the nose of the bar as well – and therefore, very clearly, chain does cut on a curve. Each full house chain loop used by King Arthur’s Tools consists of chain with a continuous section of teeth. This special design feature eliminated the connecting link between each tooth and doubled the number of teeth found on standard chain. The full house design used by King Arthur’s Tools avoids the grabbing and snagging that can happen with conventional saw chain on chain saw applications and runs remarkably cool due to the holes and slots in the patented discs. With the configuration we use, the trailing edge of the top plate of each cutter serves as a guard to prevent the depth gauge of the following cutter from grabbing. The chain does not move independently like a chainsaw. It is securely held between two discs and requires no maintenance other than sharpening.
Bear in mind that you, yourself, can sharpen your own saw chains many times before you need to replace this relatively low-cost item. You will find that King Arthur’s Tools are not only the safest and best shaping tools you can buy today but also the most cost effective.
King Arthur’s Tools prides itself on its honesty and excellent reputation around the world. We have won many Product Of The Year awards where safety, quality and performance were the criteria. In June 2003, we won yet another significant prize, the Small Business Excellence Of The Year Award. Our goal is to provide information based on facts, so our customers can purchase the best products for their applications.
We know there are an abundance of skilled woodworkers in the world who will successfully use every type of blade they can lay their hands on, just as they can use many types of vehicles for transportation, however, if quality, superior function, safety and customer service are primary concerns then we, at King Arthur’s Tools, stand head and shoulders above the pack.