How do I identify my Stihl chain?
Identifying STIHL Saw Chains STIHL’s green and yellow color code system serves to identify STIHL bars and chains with different kickback reduction characteristics. Green (go) marks those products which are designed to reduce the risk of kickback injury and comply with the ANSI B175.
What is the difference between RM and RS Stihl chains?
RS chains are full chisel, and typically cut faster (but you have to maintain proper sharpening and angles to continue to have that performance). RM is a semi chisel chain, and doesn’t get as dull as fast as RS chains (therefore it is lower maintenance).
What size chain do I need for my Stihl chainsaw?
Stihl also uses 1 for 1/4-inch pitch chains, none of which appear on its chain chart, as well as 6 and 7 for 3/8-inch and 1/4-inch PICCO chains respectively.
What’s the difference between full chisel and semi-chisel chains?
Although the semi chainsaw chain cuts slower than a full chisel chain, a semi-chain will stay sharper longer even in rough sawing conditions. In most cases, this is the preferred chain for cutting softwood, dirtier wood, dry wood, and frozen wood.
What size chain does a Stihl 026 have?
4-Pack 20″ Full Chisel Saw Chain for Stihl 026 Chainsaws – (20 inch, 3/8″ Pitch, 0.050″ Gauge, 72 Drive Links, CSC-D72)
How do I know my chain size?
To measure the chain size, if you have just the sprocket, use calipers to measure between the teeth. Measure from center to center of where the chain roller would set between the teeth that will give you the pitch. Once you know the pitch you can determine what chain size you would need.
What does RS mean on Stihl chain?
In 2020, Stihl will release a new saw chain with a . 325” pitch and a 1.3 mm gauge. The name is Stihl RS or RM, with the extension PRO after. The two versions, RM and RS, stand for Rapid Micro and Rapid Super where micro is Semi-Chisel and super is Full-Chisel.
What is a Stihl Rs chain?
STIHL RAPID™ Super 3 is a reduced-vibration and low-kickback version of STIHL RAPID™ Super. RS3 is an aggressive, fast-cutting, full-chisel chain but has a single-humped drive link to reduce kickback, and the cutter and tie strap design reduces vibration levels when cutting.
What size chain does a Stihl 026 use?