Best Stihl Chainsaw Chain?

Discussion in 'Tree Service Equipment' started by recycledsole, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,274

    Hey guys,
    im running the normal chain on a ms290 stihl chainsaw. I feel like it gets dull relatively fast. Is there a better blade? what is the best blade. I am just doing normal cutting.
  2. Talk to Still dealer. Still has there own proprietary chain. But in a nutshell use a Full Chisel chain for fast cutting soft wood and Semi-Chisel for durability and everyday use.
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  4. Sorry for the typo...I mean Stihl. The smartphone is on auto-correct and Stihl was not in the glossary. :O
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  5. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    I have had good luck with the reg full chisel rsk chain, however as of late I have been looking at exploring cheaper chain options since becoming a tightwad. I get pretty good use out of a sharpening . I also dont let it get bad before hitting it with a file.
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,508

    Is your oiler working properly? They get gummed up pretty good in short order.
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  7. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,274

    the oil release system is wide open. the mechanic put it that way. i want to adjust it

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,998

    I know what you mean:waving: the chains seem to dull VERY fast.. i had a bigger tree job and i used 5 chains... Im going to start sharpening around every 3x after use.. just got to get the hang of it:hammerhead:
  9. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    I'm thinking the oiler on my husky isn't putting out as it should, how can I check it? how often should I clean the dang thing?
  10. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    You have to be really careful never to touch the ground at all when cutting, to brush off any dirt that's on the wood and cut any stumps last if you want your chains to stay sharp longer. The lower parts of tree trunks always have some dirt embedded in them that will dull chains quickly.

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