Originally Posted by Beenaway2long
Chainsaw chains get chewed up because the roots contain sand. You'll find sand up 12" from the groundline. Especially Maple.
Grinding is best.
"The right tool for the job"....
Jeff, try cutting a tree next to any gravel road (within 20 feet of the road) in Wisconsin. You'll find sand all the way up the tree. The reason? Snowplows in winter, and just regular gravel dust the remaining 3 months of the year.
In a while, Chet.