Stihls chains

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Minister of Fire
Oct 18, 2011
Western PA
I have a 262 and have it set up for a 3/8 chain. It still cuts like a light sabre. I didn't want to run saws with different chains if I didn't have to.


Minister of Fire
Dec 12, 2015
Long Island, NY
This thread has really got me thinking. We should implement a feature where your font size gets bigger every time you contribute something helpful but it gets smaller every time you engage in internet dick-waving. ;lol
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Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
Downeast Maine
Look at both bars, the relevant chain information will be stamped.
You will find chain gauge: .050" .058" or .063"
Pitch: .325 in your case
length: in drive links, probably 60

Make sure both saw bars are the same gauge or you will have issues with your bar.


Minister of Fire
Mar 10, 2015
SW Ohio
Look for new Light 04 bar from Stihl: Stihl .325 RS PRO chain + 04 Light and Light 04 bar
UK Stihl website. Who knows when (if ?) release set for US.​
for MS 261, MS 271 and MS 291
It's .325 pitch with .050 gauge. Something Stihl hadn't offered before.
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