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?

3653-36RMX Stihl Ripping 3/8 .063[1.6mm]


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Special Rapid-Micro horizontal saw chain, primarily for use in conjunction with horizontal cutting devices as well as mobile small sawmills. This semi circular toothed chain is characterized by a low vibration level and soft cutting behavior. Good solid ripping chain and has good stay sharp qualities.


Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Great chain

Smooth and efficient cutting.

Cracking chain

I must of done a good 20 inch thick oak, beech and willow planks now and I’m over happy with the results it hasn’t even needed a sharpen yet


Rock n roll in the woods. Thx dudes.

Stihl ripping chain

Excellent service. Arrived next day.


Great price and secure rapid delivery

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