What types of chainsaw chains are there?

While chainsaw blades are universal, their size and length as well as the design will vary according to the chainsaw that you’re buying and the purpose the chainsaw is designed to solve. There are a host of chain manufacturers, and each has their own set of features.

The 10 Best Chainsaw Chains

  1. Oregon S56 AdvanceCut Chainsaw Chain – Best Overall.
  2. Oregon S52 AdvanceCut Chainsaw Chain.
  3. Trilink 18″ S62 Chainsaw Chain – Best Value.
  4. Oregon R34 AdvanceCut Chain-Saw Chain.
  5. Oregon D72 AdvanceCut 20-Inch Chainsaw Chain.
  6. Husqvarna 18″ Chainsaw Chain.
  7. Husqvarna 24″ Chainsaw Replacement Chain.

Additionally, are chainsaw chains universal? While chainsaw blades are universal, their size and length as well as the design will vary according to the chainsaw that you’re buying and the purpose the chainsaw is designed to solve. There are a host of chain manufacturers, and each has their own set of features.

Keeping this in consideration, what is the most aggressive chainsaw chain?

Stihl chain is a little more expensive but it’s the most aggressive chain commonly available. It’s also made from the hardest steel so it holds an edge better than any other brand I’ve tried (including Carlton, Saber and Bailey’s Woodsman Pro).

Do drive links matter on chainsaw?

Number of individual drive links must be counted. No exceptions. Simple length measurements (like “a 2 foot chain) are not helpful for correctly matching chains. Chain length is determined by a combination of distance between links (pitch) and the number of links.

How do I know my chain size?

To determine the pitch (chain size), you’ll need to measure the distance between any three consecutive rivets, then divide the result by 2. The rivets are the small, round pegs/studs that hold the chain segments together. Measure from the first to the third, then divide that number in half to get your chain pitch.

What do the numbers mean on chainsaw chains?

The three numbers that you’ll find on chain packaging are the pitch, gauge, and number of drive links. These numbers describe the various aspects of each chain and you need to ensure that they’re compatible with your chainsaw if you want your tool to run safely and efficiently.

When should I replace chainsaw chain?

When to Replace a Chainsaw Chain Teeth are broken or worn unevenly. Issues with Chain Tension. Smoke is present when cutting. Sawdust, rather than coarse chips are left behind. Chainsaw feels unbalanced, cuts unevenly, or rattles when in use.

What size file do I need for a 3/8 chain?

It is vital to use the right size file. In general, 1/4- and 3/8-inch-pitch, low-profile chains call for a 5/32-inch file; 0.325-inch-pitch chains require a 3/16-inch file; and standard 3/8-inch-pitch and 0.404-inch-pitch chains demand a 7/32-inch file.

Can you change the bar length on a chainsaw?

Can you put a longer bar on a chainsaw? The answer is yes and no. Many chainsaws are designed to take different size units. For example, the Husqvarna 460 Rancher is commonly sold with a 20 inch bar and chain.

What does DL mean on chainsaw chain?

Drive Links

What is a Picco chainsaw chain?

STIHL PICCO™ Super 3 is a low-profile, low-kickback saw chain. The razor-edged, square-cornered cutter shape ensures minimum chain friction for an exceptionally smooth and clean cut in hard or frozen wood.

What is the fastest cutting chainsaw chain?

Fastest cutting is Square ground chisel chain such as the Oregon CJ & CK. This chain is sharpened with a square, not round file and is not something most, non professional folks mess with.

How many times can a chainsaw chain be sharpened?

Depending on usage, a chain can usually be sharpened 3 to 5 times max.

Why does my chainsaw chain dull so quickly?

You may be putting to steep of an angle on the cutters, which will dull quickly. You’re rakers may be too far down, which will contribute to a quick dulling chain. You may be cutting dirty wood. You may be slightly touching the ground with the tip of the bar.

Are Stihl chains better than Oregon?

Stihl chain hold their edge a bit longer than Oregon, but they also slightly harder to file.

Do chainsaw sharpeners really work?

Chainsaw sharpeners work incredibly well and they come in a variety of different models. However, when using electrical sharpeners, you need to be careful to make sure that you don’t overdo it – filing the cutters down too low can cause problems for you and your chainsaw later on.

What is a full chisel chainsaw chain?

The full chisel chain has square-cornered teeth, splitting wood fibers easily in the cut for fast, efficient cutting in clean softwood. These chains are available for semi-pro (also called pro-sumer) and professional saws.