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Re: Oregon chain, Stihl chain, Husqvarna chain? [Re: Gary Benson] #7034378
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x-cut is huskies newest label.
There's more to this than brand name.
How are the depth gauges?
Should be 25/1000s.
Can be checked with a cheap gauge or a feelers gauge.
Like your skinning knife,
touched up often is happier.
I like semi for anything with dirt involved.





Re: Oregon chain, Stihl chain, Husqvarna chain? [Re: Gary Benson] #7034403
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We’ve used Husqvarna chain for the last 8-10 years with no problems, used Oregon for about 20 years before that. Cut mostly hardwood

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Re: Oregon chain, Stihl chain, Husqvarna chain? [Re: Gary Benson] #7034514
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I would bet that a lot of the different brands are manufactured by the same people.

Re: Oregon chain, Stihl chain, Husqvarna chain? [Re: Gary Benson] #7034540
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson

So the way I read the Stihl chart I need a 33RS 72 chain?
3/8. 72. .050
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The 3/8 pitch. 72 Drive links and 050 gauge are the important numbers. Then you have to decide if your saw will be able to pull a full comp chain or in harder wood you may be better off running a half or full skip tooth chain. If a full comp one may bog the saw down. Semi chisel chain will not cut as aggressive as a full chisel chain but will keep its edge longer. If you buy Stihl chain with a green tie strap all bets are off. Those do not cut well whatever you do with them. I bought one once by mistake and can't type the technical terms I used trying to work with it on here without getting a holiday.


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Re: Oregon chain, Stihl chain, Husqvarna chain? [Re: Gary Benson] #7034561
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
Originally Posted by Matt28
My husqvarna 455 rancher with x cut chain will flat out cut my dads 029 stihl with his stihl chain. Goes longer between fill ups also.

So the way I read the Stihl chart I need a 33RS 72 chain?
3/8. 72. .050


Not sure what you mean by a x cut chain but a 455 Rancher is exactly the saw I'm working with here. It has been a good saw for the big stuff.


33RS3-72 is that the chain you have

I have the 455 in a red case Jonsered 2255 my bar is .058

yes .050 3/8 72dl is what I get from your bar

by the way if you don't need the 20 inch for the size of the wood the 18 inch bar and chain on that saw will cut even faster the 18 can hardly slow the rpm down

x-cut is a full chisel design to cut fast https://www.husqvarna.com/au/parts-accessories/chains/x-cut-c85/581626601/

x-cut does not appear to come in .050 only .058 and .063 which are the considered professional gauge

not sure that you are but if you compare a sharp full chisel chain to a safety chain it will generally cut much faster.

also when you sharpen clean out the gullet and not just get the top plate sharp , the gullet is the space for the chip to be carried out

the RM type chains from stihl are the low kick back green link , or green tie strap or green on the box


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Re: Oregon chain, Stihl chain, Husqvarna chain? [Re: Gary Benson] #7034572
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Nice logs Hawkins.

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