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?

75RD Oregon Ripping 3/8 .063 [1.6mm]


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[Now called RipCut Chain]. For making cuts parallel to the wood grain. RD chains have a special ripping application grind for making dimensional boards and planks from larger timber. This product is designed for use for chain-type sawmills and is not recommended for hand-held use.


Want to know more about ripping chains? Why not work your way through this article by clicking here.

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I've tried several brands and the Oregon Tipping Chain blasts through Oak, Beech and Elm like butter. Absolutely worth going for over more expensive chains.


Did 10 planks with a couple of gentle sharpens then hit a stone in the tree on the 11th!!

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