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How do you tell what Stihl chain I have?

How do you tell what Stihl chain I have?

If you are replacing a Stihl® chain, you can look at the numbers on the side of the chain to determine pitch, gauge, and other characteristics of the chain. Example: Your chain has the number 33RM2 stamped in the side of it. The last three numbers (or letters) denote characteristics of the chain.

What size file do I use to sharpen my chainsaw?

Simply put, the type of chainsaw file you need directly corresponds with the size of your chain pitch. The larger the pitch will mean the higher the cutting teeth will be. The higher the teeth will therefore mean the larger the file will need to be….File sizes.

Chain pitch Round file diameter
3/8″ 5.2mm
.404 5.5mm

How many drive links in a 36 inch chain?

375 pitch, . 063 (1.6mm) gauge, square chisel….SKU.

Length 36″ (90cm)
Drive Link Count 115 Drive Links
Cutter Type Square Chisel Skiptooth

What chain does my Stihl take?

STIHL recommends the use of 3/8″ sprockets in combina- tion with STIHL green-labeled, low-kickback saw chain and STIHL green-labeled, reduced-kickback guide bars whenever possible.

What size file do you use to sharpen a 3/8 chain?

These simple file guides to maintain the proper angle. Includes file.

Chain Pitch File Diameter
in. mm. in.
1/4 3/8 PM 6.35 9.32 5/32
0.325 8.25 3/16
3/8 9.32 13/64

How many drive links for a 36 in chainsaw bar?

114 Drive Links
Stihl 36″ Chainsaw Chain Loop (33RS 114 Drive Links) 3623 005 0114.

Can I use any chain on my STIHL chainsaw?

Stihl manufacturers replacement parts, including chains, as well as chain saws. Stihl recommends using its own chains as replacements, but after-market manufacturers produce similar chains that may be used on a Stihl chain saw.

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