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STIHL Chain ID Reference

Post in 'The Gear' started by PA Fire Bug, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. PA Fire Bug

    PA Fire Bug Feeling the Heat

    Jan 13, 2010
    Blair County, PA
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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

    Dec 4, 2009
    So Cent ALASKA
    3/8 pitch, .050 gage , Rapid, Full Chisel.
    Good chisel chain

    No other numbers, not a safety or low kick back chain. ;
    comes with a yellow link & a safety warning.

    RS3 with the humped drive links to reduce kickback is what they are pushing for non professionals.
    Green mark, Low kickback
  3. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    It's in their full-line product catalog (what, you don't have one?! :p) and the Bar And Chain catalog available via their website's Interactive Catalog section. I'd love to see one that included discontinued lines as well.
  4. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Actually it get's much deeper than this. :cool:

    Available in .325, 3/8", and .404 (not every type is available in all 3 pitches/gauges)

    RS/RSC = Chisel chain (aka. Full-chisel), yellow label
    RS3/RSC3 = Chisel chain, low-kickback, green label

    RM/RMC = Semi-chisel (similar to but not the same as "chipper chain" chain although the term is often used interchangeably), yellow label
    RM3/RMC3 = Semi-chisel chain, low-kickback, green label

    RD = Carbide chain
    RDR = Rescue chain, which is basically RD chain with the RM2 (;sick) tie straps.

    And that's just the bigger stuff. Then you have the Picco series, with similar nomenclature.

    PM/PMC was yellow label Picco (3/8" Low-Profile) chain that was freakin' excellent stuff for small saws. I hear that it is no longer in production. :(

    PMMC3/PMM3 = .043 guage narrow kerf semi-chisel low-kickback chain usually found on Stihl saws under 35cc.

    PM3/PMC3 = is the current semi-chisel, green label, low kickback chain that comes on most Stihl saws under 40cc .

    PS3 = relatively new, chisel chain, albiet green label, low kickback. Really wish I had a saw setup for Picco chain, want to try this stuff. C'mon Stihl, give us a yellow label version of this stuff, PLEASE???? ==c

    and I'm not going to touch the semi-skip, full-skip, square ground, or Klassic stuff. ;)

    "Yeah uh, lemme get a 33RSLHK-105 and two 33RS-72's please."

    "Would you like fries with that sir?"



  5. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

    Oct 31, 2012
    NE Ohio
    I was lucky to snag 3 loops of 63PM55 off ebay for the 191T last week, $34 shipped. It was the last 3 loops off a guys old 100' roll! And it came with onion rings too! ;lol
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  6. Bret Hart

    Bret Hart Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Canastota NY

    If you can be a bit more specific about what you're looking for, I may have it.
  7. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    That's just it, I'm not looking for anything specific. ==c
  8. Bret Hart

    Bret Hart Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Canastota NY

    I can forward the file I have if you'd like on Monday when I get back to work.
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  9. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    That would be fantastic, Thanks!

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