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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

    Aug 5, 2007
    Hillsdale Co. Michigan
    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.

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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.
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