[Boxed] P-404-HSR-180 Panther 404 Hyper Skip Ripping Chain 180 Drive Links


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Specialised ripping chain 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.


  • P stands for Panther
  • 404 = self explanatory – it is 404 chain
  • 063 = gauge of chain is .063[1.6mm] – we don’t write this as all .404 chains are .063[1.6mm]
  • HSR = Hyper Skip Ripping [as in Ripping Chain]


‘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.


  • 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]


  • 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]




Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Chris Holden

[Boxed] P-404-HSR-180 Panther 404 Hyper Skip Ripping Chain 180 Drive Links

Très bien

Très bonne chaîne pour le sciage, la coupe est d'une belle qualité.

Steven Edwwards
Brilliant service

Called with an issue that needed a fast turn around. Couldn’t ask for better service and endless advice. Thanks again.

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