Oregon chainsaw is the world’s largest maker of chainsaw chain and they have a full lineup of chains that will suit every chainsaw manufactured within the past few years. Whether you are a homeowner, occasional chainsaw user or a professional, chances are quite good that right now your chainsaw has an Oregon saw chain on it. Maybe you’re not familiar with chainsaw chain and you think that they are all the same. This is simply not true. There are a number of different kinds of saw chain that Oregon manufactures, each with a different purpose. Here’s a review of the various types of chain that Oregon currently makes.
Professional .325” Pitch Chain
This chain is made for professionals who want a low vibration chain that cuts fast, but is easy to sharpen. Special tie straps are included that ensure that the chain oil stays on the chain. These chains have been designed to reduce kickback and make the perfect replacement chain for a professional logger.
Low Kickback Chains
Made for speed and safety, these chains help with the terrible kickback that’s so common on gas powered chainsaws. They’re designed so that the wood chips exit fast and clean and the steel is made especially for durability even in cold conditions. Vibration is also reduced with these chains.
3/8” Pitch Professional Chains
When you want to cut a lot of clean wood, these chains are perfect. The cutters have been treated so that they will not corrode. They provide a clean, smooth cut and are easy to sharpen thanks to witness marks on the top plate. These chains are also designed to reduce vibration.
.404” Pitch Chains for Professionals
This chain works well for high volume cutting of clean wood. With reduced kickback and durable steel, these chains are preferred by pro’s who regularly use a .404” chain.
3/8” Narrow Kerf Chain
Requiring less power, these low kickback chains work well in smaller chainsaws. They can make a small, low powered chainsaw cut like a big, powerful saw. They’re easy to sharpen and stay oiled, reduce vibration and are perfect for occasional users.
Oregon also makes a number of specialty chains as well which offer superior performance in specialized situations. These include ripping chains and other chains for imported chainsaws, where replacements are hard to find. If you chainsaw needs both a new bar and chain, you can purchase both together from Oregon with their bar and chain combo packs. Purchasing them this way ensures that you are matching the right bar and chain together.
The chain is one of the most important parts of a chainsaw. In order for you to get the most out of your saw, it’s imperative that the chain is sharp. Whether you do that yourself or hire a professional to do it, that’s the only way that you can be assured that your chainsaw is working to the best of its ability. Make sure to follow all the recommendations of both your chainsaw manufacturer and the chain manufacturer and you can be assured of a hassle free use.