290 farmboss chains...help

steeltowninwv Posted By steeltowninwv, Dec 15, 2011 at 3:35 AM

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  1. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv
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    i have a 290 farmboss 74 drive links .325 pitch...63 gauge....i have 1 stihl full chisel chain...and 2 normal green stihl chains..i like em both depending on wood..etc....but my question is...how does oregons chain for this saw compare?....i can get em cheap at a local store here...full chisel oregon is 13.99 vs steel for 28.00....and im not sure about oregons regular chain didnt price it...
     
  2. Singed Eyebrows

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    Oregon chains are softer than Stihl. Normally I would say buy the Stihl chain, however at half price you can see how long the Oregon lasts you & if it's the better value, Randy
     
  3. taxidermist

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    There is a reason they are half the cost. LOL I have used both and i like the stihl way better. I also like the way the stihl resharpens with a hand file.

    Rob
     
  4. bogydave

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    Oregon file are a bit softer & sharpen easier, keep them out of dirt, they last quite a while.

    Shipping from Europe & Euro tax adds to the cost some also.
     
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