Chainsaw Chain Guide

CHAINSAW CHAIN GUIDE

There are three primary specifications you need to know when ordering a chainsaw chain; the pitch, the gauge and the number of drive links.

PITCH

There are four common chain pitches:

  • 3/8 Low Profile (Commonly referred to as 3/8lp)
  • .325”
  • 3/8 (This is standard 3/8 as opposed to the 3/8lp)
  • .404”

The best way to determine the pitch of your chain is to look for a marking in one of the following places:

  • On your bar (often it is incorporated into the part number on your bar)
  • On the drive link or cutting tooth of your chain
  • On the rim of your sprocket
  • In your chainsaw manual

GAUGE

There are four common chain gauges:

  • .043” (1.1mm)
  • .050” (1.3mm)
  • .058” (1.5mm)
  • .063” (1.6mm)

The best way to determine the gauge of your chain is to look for a marking in one of the below places:

  • On your bar (often it is incorporated into the part number on your bar)
  • On the drive link or cutting tooth of your chain
  • In your chainsaw manual

NUMBER OF DRIVE LINKS

  • The drive links are the teeth on the bottom of your chain that slot into the groove of your bar and run around the sprocket of your chainsaw.
  • Add these up and you will know what length of chain to order in conjunction with your pitch and gauge.
  • Drive links are often abbreviated to DL in many online listings.

THE FINAL RESULT

If you have managed to determine all three of the above then you are ready to order your chains.

You can either search our store for the combination you need or you can email us at jonoandjohno@live.com.au with your results and ask us for a price.

HELP I CAN’T FIGURE THIS OUT!

If you are having trouble determining any of the above, send us an email with as much of the following information as you can.

  1. Brand and model of your chainsaw. Eg. Stihl 066
  2. Pitch
  3. Gauge
  4. Number of drive links
  5. Part number on the bar
  6. Identifying marks on the drive link or cutter tooth of your chain
  7. The brand of chain on your saw (you can usually find this on the joining links (tie straps) of your chain
  8. Email us at sales@jonoandjohno.com.au or call us on 03 5336 3519. We’ll do our best to help you out.

 

   
 
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