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?


PP+3/8-058-LG Panther Platinum Plus Chisel Guarded 3/8 .058[1.5mm][ONLY in 72 AND 84 Drive Links]

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


New Panther + chain [patent pending]. The + stands for additional line markings on the top plate of the tooth which helps give a visual guide to the angle you are sharpening at but more importantly it helps you judge the tooth length in relation to the other teeth on the chain. One of the hardest things to do with a chainsaw chain [without a guide] is to ensure each tooth is the same length and the same angle as all it’s brothers. If not cutting becomes inconsistent, vibration increases, the teeth that are longer take big bites of the wood and dull faster.

Platinum – stands for upgraded corrosion resistant nickel plating on components as well as a slightly thicker chrome layer on the top plate to increase durability.

Forget any jargon and fancy complicated names – this is Guarded Chisel Chain. That’s all you need to know. Guarded as it has an additional bumper link that helps feed the wood smoothly up into the tooth.


 

  • PP stands for Panther Platinum – Platinum chains have a nickel coating as well as thicker chrome on the top plate. This helps give less friction as well as better corrosion prevention.
  • + stands for Panther Precision sharpening system [or lines on the top plate!]
  • 3/8 = self explanatory – it is 3/8 chain
  • 058 = gauge of chain is .058[1.5mm]
  • L = Chisel Chain [because the letter L looks like the profile of a chisel chain]
  • G = Guarded Chain [it has the bumper drive link for smoother cutting and reduced kick back]

Part number becomes PP+3/8-058-LG then the number of drive links.

 

Need more info on chains? Click our guide here and get stuck into this truly boring [but useful] subject!

 

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