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Running Stihl Chain On Husky

Post in 'The Gear' started by suematteva, Nov 20, 2006.

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  1. suematteva

    suematteva New Member

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    On a couple older threads have heard of forum members running Stihl saw chain on Husky.

    This weekend was cutting one of those roadside monster sugar maples and hit a nail, sharpened and was cutting my last big piece and hit another nail..While sharpening noticed a missing tooth, tore it completely off. Had not had this happen before. Chain wear had about 35-40 percent remaining.

    Primary saw chain has pretty much been oregon with 10-15 percent carlton.

    When people have switched to Stihl what were the reasons for making the change and what have you found? wear, sharpen intervals durability, price etc????

    Thanks..Matt

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  2. Roospike

    Roospike New Member

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    Stihl chains are harder , longer to keep an edge , is also harder to file and sharpen. They seem to stretch less than other brands too. They have lasted the longest in use in other brands i have found/used.
  3. ourhouse

    ourhouse Minister of Fire

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    Same, same.
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