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].

If that all seems too much like hard work then bear in mind that chainsaws require a lot more attention and care than other power tools. Regard your chainsaw as ‘Excalibur’ with the cutting edge as your chain [please don’t refer to is as a ‘blade’ – it’s a chain. When you look to change it ask for a new ‘chain’ – not a new ‘blade’]. Identifying and being able to use the correct terms will set you apart from others.

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]. Much as we would enjoy selling you the next bar and chain much earlier than you needed it [a worn sprocket will wear your new chain which will wear your new bar a lot lot faster] – we would rather you got the most out of your purchase.

601981 Oregon Chainsaw Tool Kit Complete


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Oregon Premium Chainsaw Chain Sharpening Kit with Hard Case, Chainsaw Chain Sharpener with Files, Handles, Depth Gauge, Stump Vice, Felling Wedge & Accessories (601981)

  • Universal, portable chainsaw sharpening kit with heavy-duty, compact case – keeps everything in place and makes it easy to find the tool you need quickly
  • Stump vise holds the chainsaw in place while working on your saw in the woods, creating a working bench on the stump.
  • Includes files for chains from 1/4″ pitch to .404″ pitch – with round files, flat file, file guide, depth gauge tool and file handles – to help maintain the saw chain and keep it sharp and efficient
  • Chainsaw wrench and mini screwdriver helps you to access all parts of your saw for maintenance.
  • Felling wedge helps you keep your bar and chain from getting pinched when making a cut and tip the tree in the right direction.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Oregon Chainsaw Kit

The usual excellent service and delivery from Chainsawbars. Useful pack at a decent price for individual components but you get what you pay for. Stump vice, the major selling point for me, broke on first use. The flat end of the threaded bar dropped off as the vice was driven into the stump. Either remove the bar before driving it in or go for the Stihl vice.

Glenn T.

I like these sets, handy for a touch up in the field and the pouch makes it harder for components to get lost.

Dave Vanstone

Got everything you need



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