Stihl versus Husqvarna replacement chains

Joined: September 21st, 2015, 2:04 pm

September 1st, 2017, 9:20 pm #1

My primary carving tool is a Stihl with a 12" carving bar.
I've been buying Stihl chains at $40 apiece.
I see Husqvarna makes a chain the same size for $20.
I bought one, used it once, and it seems to work OK so far.

Are there any real differences in the two chains?

Is the Stihl chain worth double the money?

Thanks,
John
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Joined: June 21st, 2003, 7:42 pm

September 2nd, 2017, 1:36 am #2

Or rather,"NEIN"








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Joined: May 12th, 2016, 7:49 pm

September 6th, 2017, 1:56 pm #3

My primary carving tool is a Stihl with a 12" carving bar.
I've been buying Stihl chains at $40 apiece.
I see Husqvarna makes a chain the same size for $20.
I bought one, used it once, and it seems to work OK so far.

Are there any real differences in the two chains?

Is the Stihl chain worth double the money?

Thanks,
John
40.00 seems pretty high to begin with for the Stihl chain. I run a 12 in bar with a .43 picco chain and bought a replacement for 24.00 at ACE hardware. What gauge are you running? I know a guy with .50 gauge that might sell some lengths of Stihl chain. He had about 100 feet of it and was thinking about selling it. I don't want all of it but would take half if someone else was interested in .50 gauge 1/4 inch Stihl. I wish he had .43 but no luck. He had some other pitch and gauge also. I would have to check and make sure he still has it available.

Sorry to not answer your question John... I do not have much experience with the Husqvarna chains.
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September 13th, 2017, 4:22 pm #4

My primary carving tool is a Stihl with a 12" carving bar.
I've been buying Stihl chains at $40 apiece.
I see Husqvarna makes a chain the same size for $20.
I bought one, used it once, and it seems to work OK so far.

Are there any real differences in the two chains?

Is the Stihl chain worth double the money?

Thanks,
John
John, last I knew there was only 2 chain manufacturers, Oregon is the biggest, there are several brands, Oregon makes most of them, but there is a chinese one too. not sure who there making chains for, if you go on line you should be able to get your chains for about 12-15 each. a local saw dealer will be close to that too, don't buy at a hardware or box store there going to be high.
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