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What size chain to use for Stihl 025?

Post in 'The Gear' started by n6crv, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. n6crv

    n6crv Feeling the Heat

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    Hello, that may seem like a odd question. But I just upgraded my 021 with a new 250 long block. So now it is a 025. The 21 used 3/8 lp chain and I see the 25 uses the .325. I'm running a 16" bar and will say with the new engine the saw really screams. Is there any reason that I need to change to the larger chain? I still have 4 or 5 good Stihl chains left in 3/8 lp but don't want to hurt the saw.
    Thanks!

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  2. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    I've actually been dying to try some 3/8p on a MS250. Shouldn't hurt it to run the smaller chain but you can always take the rakers on the chain down a tad to slow the RPM's and take a bigger bite.
    n6crv likes this.

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