We have an essential info section looking at how to ID chains – why not take a look by clicking here.

Chains are not measured by stretching them out on a bench and squinting down a tape measure – chains are identified by PITCH, GUAGE and NUMBER OF DRIVE LINKS [no – not the cutting teeth – drive links and you’ll know the difference by even a cursory look at the chain ID link above].

Bars likewise are not measured the same way – manufacturers give them a set ‘length’ which is generally the sticky out bit that comes out of the chainsaw [not including the mount unless in the case of large double ended milling bars which are the exception to the rule and measured end to end].

Chain sharpening is key – if you cannot use a chain and have it cutting well until the cutters are so small they end up getting knocked off – you have plenty to learn. Watch, research, rinse and repeat. Read our article on chain sharpening by clicking here – often people get caught up in different angles and techniques – but the principles are always the same.

If you are serious about correct maintenance of your bar and chain work your way through the Oregon manual [click here] and after that check out the Stihl equivalent [click here]. Using a chainsaw for 20 years [badly] does not qualify you as an experienced user – so be the change, make the difference and keep educating yourself about these valuable yet dangerous tools.

And finally – why buy a new bar and chain without checking/replacing the drive rim or drive sprocket? [again click here if unsure on what these refer to]. Would you change the oil on your car without changing the oil filter?


27RX Oregon Hyper Skip Ripping Chain .404 .063[1.6mm]

$0.74

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Specialised ripping chain from Oregon this Hyper Skip chain has x10 extra gaps between each pair of teeth. This helps keep chain speed higher when using a longer bar with a longer saw. This gives a smooth even feel to milling timber. The timber itself can have a slightly rougher texture. But it really helps to keep chain speed up on very long bars.


 

‘A skip chain has fewer cutting teeth than a conventional chain which means it won’t be dragging as many teeth through the wood you’re cutting. Less drag on the chain means less power is needed to cut through the log. That means the motor on your saw runs faster which keeps it in a more efficient power curve. It’s the same principle you use when downshifting a transmission in your truck to go up a steep grade. You get more power by increasing the engine speed. ‘ Steven Gregersen USA

Madsens have some great info on chains so check the differences by clicking here.

Pros

  • Milling is smoother and much more forgiving
  • Longer bars can be used with smaller powerheads as the strain on the powerhead is reduced
  • Less teeth to sharpen [Only around 1/3 of the 27R teeth]

Cons

  • There are fewer teeth but correct sharpening procedure becomes much more important

‘Which is the best ripping chain – the Granberg? The Stihl RCX? or the….’

Horses for courses – there is no ‘best’ same as there is no ‘best’ car, or ‘best’ golf ball etc etc. There is only what’s best for you! So if in doubt – buy different brand chains and different makes and find out what works best for yourself.

 

Or why not buy a reel of chain [click here]  and our breaker and mender package [click here]

 

 

 

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Quentin Rase

Perfect

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Matt Gregory

27RX Oregon Hyper Skip Ripping Chain .404 .063[1.6mm]

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William Wall
Hyper Skip Chain Wins Out.

The hyper skip chain does at least as good a job as the fully-toothed chain, but is far easier and quicker to sharpen correctly. Bit of a no-brainer, really!

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Mattia Boer

Hello, i am very pleased with your chain. Probably i will buy another time from you.
Have a nice evening. Goodbye

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Vittorio Coppola

Ottima!

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