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Replacing Chainsaw Chain
Replacing Chainsaw Chain

Replacing Chainsaw Chain

Identifying and Replacing Chain

In many cases, Oregon offers multiple saw chain options for chainsaws. Here is information to help you determine the right saw chain fit-up for your chainsaw and the different chain types to meet the needs of different chainsaw users. Learn how to identify and replace chain by finding the chain pitch, chain gauge, and how to measure chainsaw chain.

How to Measure Chainsaw Bar

How to Measure Chainsaw Bar

Your guide bar's length is represented by the cutting length (or "called length"), which is different from its total or overall length. The cutting length is the distance from the front of the saw to the tip of the guide bar, rounded to the nearest inch.

Tip: If you have an Oregon bar, look at the part number stamped on the motor end. The first two digits, such as 16, tell you the called length.

 

How to Measure Chainsaw Bar
How Do I Measure the Length of My Saw Chain?

How Do I Measure the Length of My Saw Chain?

The length of your saw chain is determined by counting the number of drive links in your chain. The drive link count is included in the saw chain part number after the chain type designation (example: 20BPX066, H66).

Note: Your drive link count correlates to your guide bar’s overall size, which can vary by manufacturer. Oregon bars may take a different drive link count than that of another brand.

How Do I Measure the Length of My Saw Chain?
What is the Saw Chain Product Family?

What is the Saw Chain Product Family?

Oregon understands that the need of woodcutters – professionals and novices – are as diverse as the terrains and environments in which they work.

We have organized our saw chains and guide bars into product families with key characteristics that different users will value. These product families will ensure that you choose the right chain and bar based on your everyday needs. It will make understanding the differences between our products effortless. 
 

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What is the Saw Chain Product Family?

How to Replace a Chainsaw Chain and Bar

Technical Tips

Learn how to replace your chainsaw chain and bar and get insider tips on wear patterns that help indicate when the chain and bar has reached its end-of-life condition.