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When you demand a lot from your chainsaw, having the right saw chain can make a...
When you demand a lot from your chainsaw, having the right saw chain can make a big difference. STIHL saw chains are individually designed for all types of woodcutting and for most makes of chainsaw. Every saw chain manufactured by STIHL incorporates our exclusive, patented OILOMATIC® lubricating feature. And every component is engineered to work together to maximize the use of bar oil.

STIHL OILOMATIC® saw chains feature specially engineered grooves designed to channel oil to critical wear areas. This superior lubrication feature helps extend the chain’s life and reduce the tendency for stretching. Our saw chains are also pre-stretched before leaving the factory, eliminating excessive stretching during the break-in period.

All STIHL saw chains have the same quality engineering and innovative technology that have made our chainsaws famous. We even care about the details others might miss – like smoothing out the microscopic rough edges from the stamping process to reduce premature and improper wear. If it says STIHL, it’s made to last.

STIHL recommends using low-kickback, green-labeled chain and green-labeled reduced-kickback bars on all powerheads.

Warning!
This colored link indicates that the product has increased risk of kickback injury and is for use only by persons with extraordinary cutting needs and experience and specialized training for dealing with kickback.

Low kickback chain
This colored link indicates that the chain is a low kickback chain. STIHL recommends the use of a green-labeled low-kickback chain.

Unsure which type of saw chain you need? Download our Saw Chain Selection & Identification Chart for easy reference when replacing your STIHL saw chain.
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  1. 2 years ago
    Best chisel chain made
    This is by far the fastest and best chain I've ever used. I have the MS 291 and this thing eats wood like a madman. The chain is not meant for beginners and you should have quite a bit of skill before attempting it. I use the Dremel tool with the stihl roto bits to sharpen the chain but you have to take your time and make sure your angles are perfect and use common sense and skill. The chain is hard to sharpen if you did not have sharpening skills take it to the shop. I have used stihl products ... read more for over 20 years and in my opinion there the best saws and chains I've ever used bar none. By 1 it will be the best move you ever made and you won't be sorry.
  2. 3 years ago
    Great chain!
    This is the only chain I use. Adjust it when I put it on the saw and its almost always good for the day. Other brands I've tried you have to adjust multiple times between fueling. I will hit it with a couple passes of the file when I fuel up and it cuts like it just came out of the box. I use this on my old 026 PRO and my MS362. This isn't a low kickback chain, if you don't have lot of time under your belt it may not be the best choice for you.
  3. 1 year ago
    BEST Choice for Multi-Purpose Use!
    I've used this chain for years & came back to it when I recently purchased an MS-362 C-M with a 20" Rollomatic ES Light bar. I would call it my preferred choice when trimming limbs on large trees, cutting lengths of firewood, or in other applications where RSF (skip-tooth) is not desirable. Let your teenager cut his teeth with this prior to packing him out with RSF chain! I may resort back to this chain on my MS-661 R-CM with a 32" Rollomatic ES Light bar when Mother Nature says my aging ... read more frame has had enough! This chain is the easiest to dress & maintain.
  1. 4 years ago
    Awesome Chain, Long Lasting
    I used my first carbide blade staring 3 years ago. After cutting about 10 cords of wood and falling many trees, it finally started to show wear. During this entire time I never sharpened the blade. Without hesitation I purchased another blade waiting for my first to be sharpened and the second one was just as good as the first. The wood I was cutting was a combination of hard and soft wood - dried (felled) oak, walnut, cotton wood, ash, etc. This blade chewed through big logs easily. For me, ... read more this is the only chain I will use going forward. I had none of the other issues some of the other reviews noted such as breakage. I try to keep the blade out of dirt and grime and so far the results are awesome.
  2. 2 years ago
    THE VERY BEST CARBIDE-TIPPED CHAIN MONEY CAN BUY PERIOD!!!
    I bought this CARBIDE TIPPED CHAIN with a few reservations was not sure if it would hold up like people said it would. Well it was one of the best decisions I've made. I bought 20 federal cord of wood delivered on a semi. That's 60 face cord of wood here in Michigan. I cut 4 face cord with a conventional chain. Replaced the chain 6 times because the wood is extremely dirty. Decided to get the carbide tipped and 30 face cord later am still on the same chain, haven't sharpened it yet. Cuts like I ... read more just put it on. Saving me time, money paying for sharpening of chains, wear and tear on my saw because I don't have to full throttle it through logs. Gas. I could go on and on. Thanks for a great product! Buy the way, if this chain failed today I would still be far ahead.
  3. 3 years ago
    Great Product !!!!!
    I don't know why there where poor reviews for this chain? This chain is the only one to buy , if you use your saw to work with. We cut 8 inch treated pilings (devil poles) and it goes right thru them. Regular chain cuts about three poles and is done. Old dirty wooden bulkhead, nails never misses a beat . its worth every penny.
  1. 2 years ago
    RSK on my MS661 R C-M saw - Wooded 3.7 acre lot
    Awesome chain, not cheap - but you get what you pay for it seems. I’m running the RSK on a 25” ES Light bar hanging in an MS661 R C-M powerhead. The chain is a bit grabby so care and attention must be given to this one. HOWEVER it will perform!!! Soft wood is effortless and “Wow” fast!!
  2. 4 years ago
    Proverbial Hot Knife Through Butter
    Amazingly fast cutting speed. Wider kerf helps a lot when cutting fallen trees up. More room for the log to move before it pinches.
  3. 5 years ago
    Excellent Chip Removal
    I prefer this chain over RS because of better chip removal on deep cuts. Also seems to plunge better.
  1. 4 years ago
    Holds its sharpness
    Great chain holds its sharpness easy to sharpen cheap
  2. 6 years ago
    You Have to Try it to Believe it
    I've been cutting with chainsaws since I was 5 years old. I'm now 65. I'm running this chain on an MS170 and it blew me away how easy this chain cuts. The technology just keeps getting better and better, Great job Stihl.
  3. 1 year ago
    Great little chain
    Great chain. Running on my Kombi pole pruner without any issues. Stays sharp and is easily returned to like new with a few minutes of filing. Eats through tough limbs.
  1. 5 years ago
    The chain cuts good
    I use it to cut dead oak trees it cuts the trunk by the ground faster then the other chains and cuts through the oak like a knife through butter. One chain usually dulls after cutting an oak into firewood but this stays sharp longer
  2. 6 years ago
    stihl full skip tooth chain
    These are the best chain,s that I have found.it,s very fast and don,t bog down in a cut I would highly recommend this chain
  3. 5 years ago
    chain is awesome
    The best chain I have ever used. it is very fast and lasts a long time between sharpening. Very good for the money but why do I have to tell you St IHL products sell themselves the best there is. Thanks St IHL for the great products.
  1. 6 years ago
    Fast Cutting and Long Lasting
    I can't say enough about this chain. The PS3 chain has been on my in the tree saw for 3 months now. I am saying one chain for 3 months with no touch up of any kind. One of my ground guys used the saw and put it in the dirt a bit. I was super surprised that it was still as sharp as it was. That was sometime in month 2. I have been cutting in ash, maple, red oak, and beech. Just to name a few. I know I should have at least ran a file over it before now but, I just wanted to see how much wood I ... read more could truly cut before it stopped throwing chips. So it lasted 3 months doing commercial tree work. It needs to be sharpened now. Boring smoothness is unreal. This chain sure has saved me a lot of money and time! Its probably the best small saw chain on the market today.
  2. 9 months ago
    Awesome
    Finally upgraded bar and started running the ps3 chain cuts extremely well on a ms171 and stays very sharp way better then the chain that came on the saw
  3. 1 year ago
    Only Option For Full Chisel (3/8 Lo Pro)
    This is, like any other STIHL chain, a good one. It cuts fast being that it is a full chisel tooth. Yes it will still dull quicker than the RM chain but it will cut faster too. The part I totally don’t understand is why STIHL offers the PM chain in a pro “yellow link” chain in the 3/8 lo pro but not a “yellow link” PS. Chain??’ (Honestly the PM chain isn’t listed on line either). Anyway, it’s good for what it is, and I run it on my MS170 to clean up branches, take down the odd very small ... read more diameter tree, and some light bucking work. It works well for that mission. Anything bigger and the MS661 3/8 RS comes out. The chain will not disappoint and will cut quick, but dull quick if ya use it in dirty wood or get into the dirt with it.
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