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Product Description

STIHL PICCO™ Micro™ 3 chain is a low-kickback, narrow kerf, smooth-cutting and low-profile chain ideal for small to mid-sized chainsaws with between 1.5 kW (2.0 bhp) and 1.9 kW (2.5 bhp). It performs equally well as compared to the PMM3 chain, with the only difference being a slight increase in weight. This semi-chisel chain does not usually get dull as fast as full-chisel chain in normal use and is easier to maintain and sharpen.

Applications: The PM3 chain is ideal for small branches, general cleanup and maintenance around the home or farm. Professionals requiring plunge-cutting should use this chain as well.

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

Unsure which type of saw chain you need? Download our Saw Chain Selection & Identification Chart for easy reference when replacing your STIHL saw chain.


1/4" PICCO Pitch - Part #3670
3/8" PICCO Pitch - Part #3636

Important Information

This symbol 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.

This symbol indicates that the chain is a low kickback chain. STIHL recommends the use of a green-lableled low-kickback chain.


WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.


OILOMATIC® STIHL PICCO™ Micro™ 3 (PM3) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long Lasting Chain Use this chain with my MS 193T. Excellent power and cut. Do not experience any kickback.
Date published: 2019-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PM Chain Upgrade for the MS170 - I’m happy again! I purchased an MS170 on the STIHL Dealer Days Sale and gave it a run cutting into some small brush in the yard and burning it. The chain that came on it was the PMM chain and the drive links were getting battered so badly by the sprocket that they would not fit in the bar grove due to deformation of the drive link. This caused the chain to throw off the bar and required it to be filed to width again. This happened a few times and I decided to upgrade the chain and bar. The chain I installed was a PM 63PM-55 and it’s awesome!! Much better kerf size! Much much stronger!! Much better time between sharpening! Much better all around really.. I don’t burry the bar in wood, for me it’s only for cutting small stuff so it perfect in that role, anything bigger and I reach for the MS661... I highly advise upgrading to a .050 Bar groove and dump that anemic .043 groove PMM chain for the .050 groove bar and the PM or PM3/PS3 chains. Made the world of difference in my equipment, but it’s going to take more of the limited power available to pull it through wood so it will bog down if ya get deep with it, but as mentioned, if ya keep it to the basic small jobs ithe MS170 is designed for, then this chain is the perfect upgrade for the smaller saws!
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great chain for intended purpose I use this chain on my ms180c and it works great for limbing and small jobs. I'm comfortable using it to knock down 10"ish diamater trees anything bigger I use my ms290 with a rs cnain. Those two in a combo with those chains can handle just about anyhing my farm can throw at it.
Date published: 2015-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fast cutting I use a ms160 chainsaw for cutting branches and with the micro picco chain it cuts faster than my ms290 chainsaw
Date published: 2015-01-02
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