Oregon's line specialty ripping chains feature a special factory grind for making dimensional boards and planks from larger timbers by "ripping" (cutting parallel to the wood grain). It is most commonly used to slab logs, burls and stumps. Most people use it with chainsaw powered sawmills such as the Alaskan Sawmill or the Beam Machine. Ripping chain gives you a smooth, consistent surface when cutting parallel to the grain of a log. On the contrary, standard saw chain is designed to sever wood across the grain. 72RD chain sharpens with a 7/32" round file or 3/16" grinding wheel.
For use on chain-type sawmills; not recommended for hand-held use -
WARNING: This saw chain is capable of kickback and could result in serious injury to the saw operator or bystanders. Do not use this chain unless you are experienced in dealing with kickback. Saw chain with reduced kickback potential is available