On the STIHL 180 how many links is the chain?

STIHL 180 chain saw How many links in a chain?

Buy a chain for a STIHL chainsaw you can in our company store at: c Moscow, ul. STIHL 180″, Yeniseiskaya str. 11, or order from our official online store.ru.

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Appearance

The original saw is twisted with the screws “star”. Fakes in 90% either under the flat, or a Phillips screwdriver.

On the tank lid there is a logo. No logo on counterfeit. Also consider the logo on the screws on the back of the tank.

On the muffler/tire side, the original must necessarily have an identification plate with the serial number, which must match the number on the box. On a fake label or no plate, or it is of poor quality and seen that over time, the inscription rubbed out.

The part number is engraved on the body of the muffler on the original saw.

Differences in filter elements. Remove the filter cover and compare it to the photo:

Original STIHL Ms saws have a part number on each part and are all perfect. Counterfeit parts show mold remnants, imperfections in plastic molding, missing part numbers.

In addition to the differences of the original saw, the following video shows the distinctive features of the chain and bar:

Number of links in a chainsaw chain

Knowing these three factors makes it easy to find a chain for your saw, pole pruner or harvester head.

Chain pitch

The pitch of a chain is usually expressed in inches and is calculated this way: measure the distance between the nearest drive links in the chain or the distance between the three nearest chain rivets (from the center of the rivet), divide by 2 and converted into inches (1 inch = 25.4 mm).

Chain pitch must always be the same as the saw’s drive sprocket and bar sprocket.

  • The chain with a pitch of 0,25″ aka 1/4″. The distance between three rivets (drive links) 12.7 mm ÷ 2 = 6.35 mm converted to inches (÷ 25.4) in inches is 0.25″ (often referred to as 1/4″).
  • A chain with a pitch of 0.325″. The distance between the three rivets (drive links) 16.5 mm ÷ 2 = 8.25 mm converted to inches (÷ 25.4) in inches is 0.325″.
  • Chain pitch 0.375″ aka 3/8″. Translate three rivets 19 mm ÷ 2 = 9.5 mm into inches (÷ 25.4) which is 0.375″ (refer to 3/8″ to avoid confusion with 0.325″).
  • Chain pitch is 0.404″. The distance between three rivets 20.5 mm ÷ 2 = 10.25 mm translates to inches (÷ 25.4), which is 0.404″.
  • Chain in 3/4″ pitch. The distance between three rivets 38.1 mm ÷ 2 = 19.05 mm converted to inches (÷ 25.4) in inches is 0.75″ (commonly referred to as 3/4″).

Thickness

Chain thickness is the thickness of the drive link (can be measured with a caliper). This dimension must always coincide with the slot thickness of the guide bar.

In total for electric and gasoline saws and harvesters there are 6 sizes that determine the thickness of the drive link:

The third main parameter when selecting a chain: Length of chain (Number of drive links).

The chain length is determined by counting the number of drive (inner) links in the chain. Important:

  • The cutting links do not determine the length of the chain (do not count them).
  • the length of the guide bar does not determine the exact chain length (for example, a saw with a 16″ (40 cm) bar may be fitted with a 55, or 56, or 57 link chain, depending on the chain tensioning mechanism of the particular saw model).
  • you should not use a chain of about 55-57 links, but only a certain size recommended by the saw manufacturer.

How long is the bar on my chainsaw??

The cutting length of the bar is different from the total length of the bar. The length of the bar is usually considered the length of the cut (working part), which is the distance from the front of the saw to the rounded tip of the bar nose. This dimension is rounded up to the nearest inch or centimeter. An inch is denoted as ” equals 2.54 cm.

For example, the cutting length of a STIHL MS180 chain saw is 40 cm. 40 cm ÷ 2.54 = 15.7 inches. Rounding up is 16˝ (inches).

Oregon 16″ (40 cm) bar code 160SDEA074 is suitable for the STIHL MS180 chain saw.

STIHL saw chain markings

Introduction, 2. Construction, 3. Defining parameters, 4. Chain pitch, 5. Drive link thickness, 6. Saw chain types. Basic types. Designations. Designation system.

Introduction

STIHL has the right saw chain for nearly every tree species and thickness and for every chainsaw model and every capacity. STIHL has the right chain for every application in its range. STIHL saw chains are fitted with the patented STIHL Oilomatic lubrication system for longer chain life. Every saw chain manufactured by STIHL is an Oilomatic saw chain. According to the width of the guide bar groove, STIHL supplies saw chains with 1.1, 1.3, 1.5 and 1.6 drive link thickness and 2.0 mm drive link thickness exclusively for forestry machines (Harvester).

Design

STIHL saw chains are three-link chains that are always designed according to the same principle. They differ only in the profile of the teeth (chain type) and the size of the individual chain links (pitch and drive link thickness). The illustration below shows the individual parts of a Oilomatic saw chain.

  • Drive link,
  • Left cutter,
  • right-hand cutting tooth,
  • connecting link with rolled rivets,
  • connecting link,
  • knurled drive link,
  • Three lap connecting link.

The middle link row is made up of identical chain links, drive links (1). The drive power of the engine is transmitted from the chain sprocket to the saw chain by the drive links. At the same time the drive links that run in the guide bar groove guide the saw chain sideways on the guide bar. The front side of the drive links is rounded in the direction of travel and also serves as a slot.

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The two outer rows of teeth are made up of alternately arranged cutting teeth (2, 3) and connecting links (4, 5). The cutting teeth (2, 3) are the actual working elements of the saw chain. The shape and condition of the blades have a decisive influence on the cutting result. On the opposite side of the cutting teeth and in the hollows between the cutting teeth there are connecting links (4, 5). The connecting links and cutting teeth together form a sliding surface on which the saw chain slides as it is guided by the guide bar. Saw chains with especially weak kickback tendency have a knurled driving link (6) in front of each cutting tooth, or a special three-knuckle connecting link (7) on the opposite side instead of the usual connecting link. These links contribute to a particularly gentle engagement of the cutter toothing in the wood and without kickback (see STIHL driving sprocket on the right and left). Low kickback saw chains).

Following the STIHL design concept, every second drive link is followed by one cutting tooth. one right and then one left.

Разборка бензопилы штиль 180 часть 1

The saw chains of the special designs Full-Skip (1) and Semi-Skip (2) have the hollows between the cutting teeth either enlarged or with different sizes. In a double-toothed chain (3) the cutting teeth are arranged one right after the other, one after the other.right and left.

All chain links are riveted together with the middle links (drive links) moving relative to the two outside links (cutter and connecting links). Every link in the saw chain is subjected to stress. Connecting rivets and drive links must transmit the full tractive power of the engine with the appropriate full cutting resistance. This force is divided in half for the cutting teeth and the connecting links.

The defining values

A saw chain is basically defined by three criteria:

  • The chain pitch is the basis for selecting a certain power class (power class) for motor saws;
  • The thickness of the saw chain drive links determines the choice of guide bars with a specific groove width;
  • The chain length is determined by the length of the guide bar and is set by the number of drive links.

chain pitch

The dimensions of the individual chain links are strictly dependent on one another. The saw chain pitch determines the size of the cutting teeth and the rest of the chain links.

To determine the chain pitch, the distance between the midpoints of the first and third connecting pins is measured and this dimension is divided by half. The result is the chain pitch in mm. In most cases, however, the chain pitch is given in inches (e.g. 9.32mm = 3/8”). The distance between the centers of the first and third connecting rivets is measured because the distance between the holes of the drive links and the cutting teeth or connecting links can vary in magnitude.

STIHL chain: Features, designation and function

All STIHL chains have a designation marking which identifies them and indicates which chainsaw models and saw applications they are intended for.

The chain model designation always indicates the chain length (number of links), pitch and width. Also the type. The type is an internal brand name that allows the specialist dealer to determine the type and shape of the cutting tooth, the dimensions of the link and the connecting pieces. The designation may be full, and may be abbreviated by capital letters, e.g. Picco Micro 3 chain, abbreviated as PM3.

The normal user does not need this information in principle, because the. к. To choose the right headset, all you need to know is the characteristics of the chainsaw, the planned scope of work, and the type of work.

For your convenience, STIHL has an e-advisor on the STIHL website which automatically generates a list of the chains suitable for your chain saw.

Convenient and easy to use, but with one big disadvantage. the chains are only compatible with STIHL chain saws. If you have a different chain saw you have to search by name and type, which is not very helpful. к. the list of models is long enough.

Here is a short, interesting and informative video on STIHL chains and their manufacturing and quality control.

Now let’s take a look at the specific STIHL models, their brand names, specifications and function.

Picco Micro (PM)

STIHL low-profile chain, recommended by the manufacturer for use in lightweight chain saws and pruners. The chain features a soft cut with reduced kickback. Has four versions, which differ in the number of links. These are:

This chain can be used on STIHL chain saws MS 180, 250 and. т. д. Suggested retail price The exact price depends on the number of links. Also, STIHL saw chain can be sold in coils of 50 and 100 meters, riveting can be done with a STIHL riveting and riveting machine or similar. For information on how to rivet correctly, visit our website.

3/8″ P Picco Micro Mini 3 (PMM3), 1.1 mm

Distinctive feature. the narrowest possible kerf. Abbreviated PMM3. Recommended for entry-level chain saws as well as pruners and brushcutters. Available in three designs:

Can be used on STIHL chainsaws MS 170, 180, 211, 230. Comfort class, t. к. Has minimal vibration and kickback.

Important: A chain with a 1.1 mm width must be used in combination with an appropriate bar; otherwise the chain will wobble in the socket and wear out the bar and the skid plate as a result.

1/4″ P Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1.1 mm

Recommended especially for pole pruners and compact chain saws, such as the MS 150 TC-E or MS 193 T. Considered exclusive, t. к. Has a non-standard 1/4″ pitch, narrow and flat design. Has three versions with lengths of 56, 64 or 72 links.

3/8″ P Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1.3 mm

This model belongs to the comfort class and is designed for professional use on light and compact chainsaws. Characterized by a chain as high as a standard chain with reduced kickback tendency thanks to a low profile. Several options are available:

  • 3/8″ P Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1.3 mm, 50 links;
  • 3/8″ P Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1.3 mm (51);
  • Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1.3 mm (55);
  • 3/8″ P Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1.3 mm (56).

3/8″ P Picco Super (PS), 1.3 mm

Picco Super; Manufacturer claims it is the first chain in the world to have a chisel tooth. Designed by STIHL especially for forestry professionals. Easy plunge, comfortable vibration levels and smooth running. Characterized by a clean cutting surface, which is important for those who carve wood with a chainsaw. Options:

Can be used with both professional, semi-professional and domestic models of chainsaws.

1/4″ Rapid Micro Spezial (RMS), 1.3 mm

Designed specifically for curved cuts in wood. Distinctive feature is shortened top tooth edge that makes it unnecessary to press the saw to cut into wood. It is characterized by high speed and smoothness when making curved cuts compared to conventional chains with the same 1/4″ pitch. Available in two designs:

The Rapid Micro range includes about 10 types, each with an average of three different pitch and width. Rapid Micro chains have a unique combination of tooth form and steel quality. They are recommended for agricultural chainsaws (semi-professional chainsaws) by STIHL. RM short designation.

Rapid Super (RS) range

This series is designed for professionals. Of course, it cannot be prohibited to use such chains on home electric chainsaws, but they are a bit more expensive than ordinary chains, for example, Picco Micro 3 is much cheaper.

According to the manufacturer, the Rapid Super is capable of running for extended periods without sharpening and its performance is not only high, but extremely high. Heavy soiling or frozen wood is no problem for this headset. Looking at the models, it is clear that this is definitely not the right chain for lightweight and compact chain saws. The maximum chain size available is 105 links, which is almost twice as long as the chain on the STIHL MC 180.

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Rapid Duro 3 (RD3), 1.6 mm

This range of STIHL chains has an extended service life due to special hard metal alloys. Designed for use in agriculture, t. е. Recommended for STIHL semi-professional models. Available in many versions. Rapid Duro 3 (RD3), 1.6mm can have 0.325″, 3/8″ or 0.404″ pitch. The most expensive chain in this range costs around 2500 and has 66 links.

3/8″ Rapid Duro Rescue (RDR), 1.6 mm

This is a special chain STIHL, for emergency rescue work, in our country it is nicknamed Supertootch. Can cut wood with nails, glass, bricks and other building materials due to the pobedite tips on the cutting edge of the tooth. Wherever maximum conditions are difficult and a conventional chain would be helpless, the Rapid Duro Rescue (RDR) makes short work of it.

It has 72 teeth, is not available in other versions, and is recommended for use on rescue saws, such as the 4.4 kW STIHL MS 461 R. Manufacturer’s Rapid Duro recommended price from 9060

All shown in this article are taken from the company’s official website.

Check out this comparison video of STIHL saw chains. The video is in English, but it shows a concrete block in the tree trunk where the cutting speed test is performed. A standard chain cannot even make three cuts, while a special saw makes more than 10 and is still good for the job.

Drive sprockets

The MS 180 has a 3/8P 6-tooth drive sprocket as standard. STIHL part number 1123-640-2003. Part no. STIHL 1123-640-2007, 1/4 to 8 tooth pitch, can be fitted. But this sprocket change change means the guide bar and saw chain have to be changed. A common necessity for users who carve figured wood.

Please note that the chain sprocket should be replaced in time. If two saw chains are completely worn out, the sprocket must be replaced.

Which STIHL or Oregon chain is better?

Choosing which chain is better, STIHL or Oregon, is hard enough, because the. к. they are almost identical in quality. Oregon and STIHL have specialized in chain sharpening and invest in product development, and are constantly improving and making new models.

If you compare at the user level, the Oregon is a little softer, they sharpen faster, but they are easier to sharpen with a file. STIHL chains are almost all hardened, the metal is hard to sharpen, but it does hold an edge a little longer.

Interesting. According to experts, the quality of a headset is a relative issue. Many users initially lubricate with used engine oil and then say that a particular model and brand of chain is of poor quality, although the cause of premature wear is due to metal chips, which are contained in any waste oil, even one that has had time to mature before pouring.

Finding a chain

If you are the lucky owner of a chainsaw (or an electric saw), at some point you will have the problem of choosing a sawing harness (chain and/or bar). And if you don’t have an expert within reach at that moment to help you solve the problem, it can be a big problem.

The range of chains and bars for chainsaws (and electric) in a specialized store in Khabarovsk (or other region) can be huge and it is easy to get confused in it. Let us try to help you find exactly what you need for your saw.

In chains, and therefore the tire, there are three basic characteristics: 1. Length (for chain. number of links); 2. pitch (1/4″, 0.325″, 3/8″.404″);3. Shank thickness (for chain)/groove width (for bar).

Knowing these characteristics you can easily choose both the bar and the chain.

On the Internet there are several articles with detailed descriptions of all these characteristics. Reprint this entire material makes no sense, especially since you do not want to be accused of plagiarism)))) It is better to see this information on the official website of the company

Below is a table with the selection of chains and bars Oregon by brand chainsaws that you can buy in Khabarovsk.

And also the features (in order of number of links (pcs.). pitch. slot width(mm)) that you can use to easily match the saw headsets to your tool:

Saw brand Model Length Feature Chain Tire File
Husqvarna 236 14 52-3/8″-1,3 91-52 140SPEA041 140SDEA041 4,0
137/142/235/440/435 15 64-0,325″-1,3 95(20)-64 150MLBK095 150MPBK095 4,8
240/340/350
445/450/55
257/357/254 15 64-0,325″-1,5 21-64 158SLGK095 158PXBK095 4,8
455/460
262 18 68-3/8″-1,5 73-68 39450 5,5
365/372/365HH 18 73-68 188SLHD009 188SFHD009 5,5
365/372/576 20 72-3/8″-1,5 73-72 208SLHD009 5,5
372/576/395 24 84-3/8″-1,5 73-84 248ATMD009 248RNDD009 5,5
E321 18 72-0,325″-1,5 21-72 188SLGK095 4,8
STIHL 192T 12 44-3/8″-1,3 91-44 120SPEA074 4,0
180/250 14 50-3/8″-1,3 91-50 140SPEA074 4,0
341/361/390 16 60-3/8″-1,6 75-60 163SLHD025 5,0
341/361 18 66-3/8″-1,6 75-66 183SLHD025 5,0
361/440 20 72-3/8″-1,6 75-72 203SLHD025 5,0
Hitachi CS33ET 12 45-3/8″-1,3 91-45 120SDEA041 120SPEA041 4,0
CS33EB 14 52-3/8″-1,3 91-52 140SPEA041 140SDEA041 4,0
CS38EK 15 64-0,325″-1,3 95(20)-64 150MLBK095 150MPBK095 4,8
CS40EA 16 66-0,325″-1,3 95(20)-66 160MLBK041 160MPBK041 4,8
Makita electric slot 1.3 mm UC3020A 12 45-3/8″-1,3 91-45 120SDEA041 120SPEA041 4,0
UC3030A 12 91-45 120SDEA041 120SPEA041 4,0
UC3520A 14 52-3/8″-1,3 91-52 140SPEA041 140SDEA041 4,0
UC3530A 14 91-52 140SPEA041 140SDEA041 4,0
UC4020A 16 56-3/8″-1,3 91-56 160SPEA041 160SDEA041 4,0
UC4030A 16 91-56 160SPEA041 160SDEA041 4,0
UC4530A 18 62-3/8″-1,3 91-62 180SPEA041 180SDEA041 4,0
Makita Electric Slots 1.1 mm UC3020A 12 45-3/8″-1,1 90-45 124MLEA041 4,5
UC3030A 12 90-45 124MLEA041 4,5
UC3520A 14 52-3/8″-1,1 90-52 144MLEA041 4,5
UC3530A 14 90-52 144MLEA041 4,5
UC4020A 16 56-3/8″-1,1 90-56 164MLEA041 4,5
UC4030A 16 90-56 164MLEA041 4,5
Echo 2600 10 40-3/8″-1,3 91-40 100SDEA041 100SPEA041 4,0
3050/3500/350WES 14 53-3/8″-1,3 91-53 140SPEA041 140SDEA041 4,0
3700/4200/450 15 64-0,325″-1,5 21-64 158SLGK095 158PXBK095 4,8
3700 16 66-0,325″-1,3 95(20)-66 160MLBK041 160MPBK041 4,8
5100 18 72-0,325″-1,5 21-72 188SLGK041 4,8
680 18 64-3/8″-1,5 73-64 188SLHD176 5,5
8002 20 72-3/8″-1,5 73-72 208SLHD176 5,5
Elmos el. 1835 14 52-3/8″-1,3 91-52 4,0
2040 16 52-3/8″-1,3 91-52 4,0
Oleo-Mac 925 10 40-3/8″-1,3 91-40 100SDEA041 100SPEA041 4,0
932/GS35 14 52-3/8″-1,3 91-52 140SPEA041 140SDEA041 4,0
GS35/937/940/941C 16 57-3/8″-1,3 91-57 160SPEA041 160SDEA041 4,0
941CX/GS44 16 66-0,325″-1,3 95(20)-66 160MLBK041 160MPBK041 4,8
947/952/956 18 72-0,325″-1,5 21-72 188SLGK095 4,8
962 18 68-3/8″-1,5 73-68 39450 5,5
Homelite 3314 14 52-3/8″-1,3 91-52 140SPEA041 140SDEA041 4,0
4016 16 65-0,325″-1,3 95(20)-65 160MLBK041 160MPBK041 4,8
4518 18 72-0,325″-1,3 95(20)-72 180MLBK041 180MPBK041 4,8
SunGarden Beaver 2512 12 45-3/8″-1,3″ 91-45 120SDEA041 120SPEA041 4,0
Beaver 3816/4116 16 57-3,8″-1,3″ 91-57 160SPEA041 160SDEA041 4,0
Beaver 3614 14 52-3/8″-1,3″ 91-52 140SPEA041 140SDEA041 4,0
Beaver 4518 18 72-0,325″-1,3 95(20)-72 180PXBK095 4,8
Beaver 4618 18
Beaver 5220 20 76-0,325″-1,3 95(20)-76 4,8
Beaver 5020 20 76-0,325″-1,3 95(20)-76 200MPBK095 4,8
Beaver 6224 24 84-3/8″-1,5 73-84 240SLHD176 5,5
SCS 1800 14 52-3/8″-1,3 91-52 140SPEA041 140SDEA041 4,0
SCS 2000/2200 16 57-3/8″-1,3 91-57 160SPEA041 160SDEA041 4,0
Partner 350 14 52-3/8″-1,3 91-52 140SPEA041 140SDEA041 4,0
351/352/371 16 56-3/8″-1,3 91-56 160SPEA041 160SDEA041 4
740/840/842
Patriot 2512 12 45-3/8″-1,3 91-45 120SDEA041 120SPEA041 4,0
3816/4016 16 57-3/8″-1,3 91-57 160SPEA041 160SDEA041 4,0
3818/4018/4318 18 64-3/8″-1,3 91-64 4,0
546-18 PRO 18 62-3/8″-1,3 91-62 4,0
943-16 PRO 16 57-3/8″-1,3 91-57 4,0
4518 18 72-0,325″-1,3 95(20)-72 4,8
4520/5220/5820 20 76-0,325″-1,3 95(20)-76 4,8
6220 20 72-3/8″-1,5 73-72 5,5
Champion 325 16 57-3/8″-1,3 91-57 160SPEA041 160SDEA041 4,0
242 18 60-3/8″-1,3 91-60 180SPEA041 180SDEA041 4,0
255 18 72-0,325″-1,3 95(20)-72 180MLBK041 180MPBK041 4,8
Husgvbarna China 5200 18 72-0,325″-1,3 95(20)-72 180MLBK041 180MPBK041 4,8
5200 20 76-0,325″-1,3 95(20)-76 4,8
Parma
Ural/Druzhba 20 64-0,404″-1,6 59AC-64 203SLFM015 5,5
Carver RSG 45-15 15 64-0,325″-1,6 21-64 4,8
RSG 52-18 18 72-0,325″-1,6 21-72 4,8
RSG 252 20 76-0,325″-1,6 21-76
RSG 246 18 72-0,325″-1,6 21-72 188SLGK095
RSG 241 16 57-3/8″-1,3 91-57 160SPEA041
RSG 238 16 57-3/8″-1,3 91-57 160SPEA041
RSG 255 12 45-3/8″-1,3 91-45 120SDEA041
TAIGA 17 64-3/8″-1,6 75-64 178SLHD010 5,5
Kryton GCS-07 14 53-3/8″-1,3 91-53 140SPEA041 140SDEA041 4,0
GCS-08 16 66-0,325″-1,3 95(20)-66 160MLBK041 160MPBK041 4,8
GCS-09 16 57-3/8″-1,3 91-57 160SPEA041 160SDEA041 4,0
GCS-10 18 72-0,325″-1,3 95(20)-72 180MLBK041 180MPBK041 4,8
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If you do not find your saw in our table. do not despair! Ask a question to our experts))) We’ll be happy to answer your questions!

You can also find a lot of useful information in the instruction manual and safety manual of the world leader in the production of the saw headset.

STIHL chain: Features, designation and function

All STIHL chains have a marking that identifies them and shows which chainsaws and saws they are intended for.

The name of the chain model necessarily indicates its length (number of links), pitch and width. The type of chain is also indicated. Type, this is an internal brand name that allows the company’s specialists to determine the type and shape of the cutting tooth, the dimensions of the link and the connecting elements. They can be either full or with a capital letter, e.g. Picco Micro 3 saw chain is written in PM3.

This information is not useful for the average user, because the more complex the information, the less important it is. к. in order to choose the right harness for your application, you only need to know the capabilities of the chain saw, the intended scope of use and the type of work.

For easy selection, the STIHL website has an electronic consultant that automatically generates a list of chains suitable for a particular chainsaw model.

Convenient and easy to use, but it has a big disadvantage. only STIHL chainsaws can be fitted with the correct chain. If you have a different chain saw, you will have to search by the characteristics and name, which is not very convenient. к. the list of models is quite large.

Here is a short, interesting and informative video on STIHL chains and their manufacturing and quality control.

Now here is a look at the specific STIHL models with their brand names, specifications and functions.

Picco Micro (PM)

STIHL low profile chain, recommended by the manufacturer for light chain saws and pruners. Particularly gentle cutting with a reduced kickback tendency. Has four versions, which differ in the number of links. This:

This chain can be used on STIHL chainsaws MS 180, 250 and. т. д. Suggested retail price The specific price depends on the number of links. STIHL saw chains are also available in coils of 50 and 100 meters and can be riveted with a STIHL riveting machine or similar. For information on how to do it properly, please visit our website.

3/8″ P Picco Micro Mini 3 (PMM3), 1.1 mm

Main feature is the extremely narrow kerf. Abbreviated designation PMM3. Recommended for entry-level chainsaws, pruners and brushcutters. It has three designs:

Can be used on STIHL chain saws MS 170, 180, 211, 230. Refers to the comfort class, t. к. Has minimal vibration and recoil.

Important: A 1.1 mm wide chain must be used with the appropriate bar, otherwise it will wobble in the socket, causing rapid wear on both the bar and the guide bar.

1/4″ P Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1.1 mm

Specifically recommended for pole pruners and compact chain saws like the MS 150 TC-E or MS 193 T. It is considered exclusive, t. к. Not the standard 1/4″ pitch, narrow and flat design. Has three designs with 56, 64, or 72 link lengths.

3/8-inch P Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1.3 mm

This model belongs to the comfort class, and is designed for professional use on light and compact chainsaws. The chain is characterized by high performance comparable to a standard chain with simultaneously reduced kickback, which is achieved thanks to the low profile. There are a few variations of the design:

  • 3/8″ P Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1.3 mm, 50 links;
  • 3/8″ Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1.3 mm (51);
  • 3/8″ P Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1.3 mm (55);
  • 3/8″ Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1,3 mm (56).

3/8″ P Picco Super (PS), 1.3 mm

Picco Super, according to the manufacturer, is the world’s first chain that has a chiseled tooth. Developed by STIHL especially for the forestry professional. Easy plunge cuts, comfortable vibration and smooth running. Has a clean cut surface, important if you’re a chain saw carver. Options:

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Can be used with professional, semi-professional and home-use chainsaws.

1/4″ Rapid Micro Spezial (RMS), 1.3 mm

Designed specifically for shape cutting in wood. A distinctive feature is the shortened top edge of the tooth, which means the saw does not have to be pressed into the wood. They are faster and smoother in curved cuts than conventional 1/4″ pitch chains. Available in two versions:

Rapid Micro Series of chains

Rapid Micro has a range of about 10 types, each with an average of three versions with different pitch and width. Rapid Micro Series chains are characterized by the shape of their tooth and the quality of the steel. They are recommended for use on STIHL chainsaws in agriculture (semi-professional). Short designation RM.

Rapid Super (RS) range

This product line is designed for professionals. Of course, you can use them on home electric chainsaws, but they are a bit more expensive than ordinary chains, for example Picco Micro 3 is much cheaper.

According to the manufacturer, Rapid Super is able to work for a long time without sharpening and its productivity is not simply high, but very high. This set can easily handle badly soiled or frozen wood. Looking at the different models, it is clear that this is definitely not a chain for light and compact chain saws. The maximum size available on the market is 105 links. almost twice as long as the chain on the STIHL MC 180.

Rapid Duro 3 (RD3), 1.6 mm

This range of STIHL chains has extended service life with special carbides. Designed for use in agriculture, t. е. Recommended for semi-professional STIHL models. Available in as many versions as you need. Rapid Duro 3 (RD3), 1.6 mm is available in 0.325, 3/8 or 0.404 inch increments. The most expensive chain in this line costs about 2500 and has a length of 66 links.

3/8″ Rapid Duro Rescue (RDR), 1,6 mm

This is a STIHL special rescue chain that has been nicknamed “Supertooth” in our country. Due to the carbide tips on the cutting edge, it can cut wood with nails, glass, bricks and other building materials. Where the most difficult conditions and the usual chain will be helpless, Rapid Duro Rescue (RDR) will make everything as fast as possible.

It has 72 teeth, is not available in any other design and is recommended for Rapid Duro Rescue saws, such as the 4.4 kW STIHL MS 461 R. Price of Rapid Duro recommended by the manufacturer from 9060

All in this article are taken from the official website of the company.

Here is a video with a comparative test of STIHL saw chains. The video is in English, but it shows that there is a concrete insert poured into the tree trunk where the kerf speed test is conducted. An ordinary headset can’t even make three cuts, while a special headset makes more than 10 cuts and maintains its performance.

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