The most crucial part of a chainsaw is its chains. This portion is the one responsible for the actual cutting. To make sure that the chainsaw is safe and reliable, its chains must fit the saw without being too loose or having too much tension. If you need chainsaw chains replacement, you have come to the right place. Jono and Johno is one of Australia's largest online suppliers of chainsaw chains, bars and aftermarket spare parts. From Stihl chainsaw chains to Husqvarna Chainsaw Chain, we got you covered.
But before buying a chainsaw chain replacement, you need to know different chainsaw terms and measurements. These measurements include bar length, the number of lugs, pitch and gauge, can be found in a replacement chain’s packaging label.
- Chainsaw Bar Length - The bar length typically describes the chainsaw but it isn’t the measurement of the full bar. The bar length is just the portion from its tip to the portion where the bar meets its chainsaw case. Although you can buy a replacement chainsaw chain by knowing the bar size alone, it may not fit well without considering the other measurements.
- Drive Lugs - Sometimes called as the drive links, the drive lugs are the bottom part of a chainsaw. To check the drive lugs, lift the chain away from the bar and lugs are on the underside of the chain. Count the number of drive lugs on the chainsaw chain. This will help in determining the chain length.
- Calculating Pitch - To determine the overall chain length, you need to know the calculating pitch. The rivest hold the chain’s link together and you can see their heads on the side of the chain. To measure the pitch, you must get the measurement of the rivets from the centre of one head to the centre of the third one, then divide it by two. The number of drive lugs and the pitch measurement are what manufacturers use to describe the length of the chainsaw chain.
- Chain Gauge - While the chain length is needed to make sure that the chain will fit properly around the bar, gauge ensures that the replacement chain will glide around the bar with no gush and binding the saw is running. Gauge is the thickness of the drive lugs and its measurement is usually small, expressed in millimetre.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know what chain my chainsaw has?
Check the measurements of your chainsaw bar length, drive legs, pitch and chain gauge to determine what chain your chainsaw has.
What are the different types of chainsaw chains?
Chainsaw chains can be categorized into different types: cutter types and chain arrangements. Cutter types have full chisel chain, semi chisel chain, and low profile. Chain arrangements have a full component, skip, and semi-skip.
How do I choose a chainsaw chain?
You choose a replacement chainsaw chain depending on the measurement of the current chain.
Can you use any chain on a chainsaw?
Not every bar and chain can fit a chainsaw. You need to make sure that you get the right chain measurement for your chainsaw.
After finding out the chainsaw chain sizes, the next thing is to figure out which brand you'll be getting. Jono and Johno carries a variety of chainsaw brands perfect for your needs. Feel free to browse all our chains and chainsaw chain rolls.