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?


P-404-R Ripping .404 .063[1.6mm]

$0.64

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Part Number P-404-R Part Number P-404-R Categories: ,

Please make sure you order the correct number of drive links for your bar Check you have not just ordered 1 drive link


Specialised ripping chain from Panther this Full Comp chain has has a 10 degree angle to help cut with the grain and is designed for use on chainsaw mills.


 

  • 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]
  • R = Ripping [as in Ripping Chain]

 

‘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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