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The OILOMATIC® STIHL RAPID™ Micro™ is a low-vibration saw chain. The lower vibration levels help reduce operator fatigue.

Product Description

STIHL RAPID™ Micro™ is a taller-profile chain with more mass for larger displacement engines. Featuring a semi-chisel type of cutter, it typically doesn’t get dull as fast as a full-chisel chain during normal use, making it easier to maintain.

Applications: The RM chain is ideal for felling, bucking and limbing. It is a general-purpose chain for the high demands of full-time professionals in agriculture, construction and the forestry industry, but it is also suitable for homeowner users.

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" Pitch - Part #3660
.325" Pitch - Part #3627
3/8" Pitch - Part #3650
.325" Pitch - Part #3628
3/8" Pitch - Part #3651
.325" Pitch - Part #3629
3/8" Pitch - Part #3652

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 RAPID™ Micro™ (RM) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top notch The STIHL RM chain is hard to beat. I have tried 3 other brands and there is no comparison. The chain stays sharper longer, and is easily returned to almost new with a few minutes of sharpening. Been running this on a 261CM with an 18 inch bar all fall/winter. Very happy with the performance. I am now convinced STIHL chains are the best. Worth a few extra dollars over the competition. Maintain correct tension and this will be a workhorse for you.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One tough Chain!! I picked up a 33RM-72 to use on the downed dirty trees that are scattered about the property in order to keep the RS chains from digging into the dirt or really dulling out the full chisel chains. The teeth are notisanly smaller (width) & obviously different form the RS with a rounded corner but they cut fine and I haven’t noticed any issues with dulling out. It just keeps going and going even in dirty wood. I did notice it’s slightly slower cutting than the RS or RSK chain but not by much. It also does not seem quite as grabby as my RS/RSK chains but is also not a “Safety” chain either so careful attention should be given especially by “homeowner” to avoid the possibility of kickback. It is a smooth running, easy cutting chain that lasts and lasts. I happy with the performance overall and would recommend it to any chainsaw user!!
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Full Comp Chain I can't say enough about these Rapid Micro chains for durability. I used to run all full chisel, Rapid Superb but dulled more quickly. Have changed over to the semi chisel. Stay sharp longer in hard wood. I've tried other cheaper brands but the genuine Stihl is the best chain but important to always keep sharp and properly tensioned.
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from terrific all purpose chain I bought this chain to replace the green safety chain that came with my Stihl 291 saw. It is the 26RM74 for use with my 18" bar.When I first used my saw with the safety chain it cut very well-just a bit slow. At the time we were cutting fallen oak. For comparison, I switched to this yellow RM chain and the difference was immediately apparent. The RM chain was much more aggressive. I'm still using the original bar, which is a Rollamatic E bar (green). The chain is easy to sharpen and maintain.I am not a lumberjack by any means but I usually cut with a friend who typically cuts 10 to 12 cords a year. He tried my saw with both of the chains and he also thought the difference was significant. In not so many words, he basically told me to throw the green chain away. Of course I will not. Instead, I keep the green chain as a spare.Stihl's website warns users that the yellow chains have a higher potential for kickback but I have had no such issues. Again, I'm still using the green safety bar so perhaps that is one of the reasons I've had no issues with kickback.That's about it. The RM chain works very well and is easy to sharpen.Wilkie
Date published: 2014-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Probably my favorite chain for my 026 Pro I swapped the .325 pitch chain on my 026 Pro to run 3/8 so that I was using the same chains as my larger saw. I love the 026 but it's right at the bottom of the power range to pull a 3/8, so the chain really makes a difference. I've used several different chains from Stihl & Oregon, and this one seems to work the best for me. As long as I'm not too impatient, it cuts well and sharpens easily. For reference, I'm NOT a tree professional. I typically drop & cut between 15-40 trees a year and file by hand with a standard file guide.
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good all-purpose chain Great for frozen, dead and/or dirty oak. Has no problems on other types of wood though either, just excels when you're in hardwoods in my opinion. Takes a bigger bite than RM3(safety chain).
Date published: 2013-04-01
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