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Choosing the Best Saw Chain for Your Saw?

Updated:09-01-2023
Choosing the best saw chain is a matter of knowing a few things. Some chains have a specialized design and can cut through tough materials. Other chains are designed specifically for home or professional use.

The best chain for your saw will depend on a few factors, including the type of wood you are cutting, your level of experience, and the type of saw you are using. In addition, you should also consider the speed of the chain and the type of power source it is using.
Some chainsaw chains are designed specifically to minimize the reactive force known as kickback. This is an accident that can cause serious injury or death. It is important to understand that a chain needs to be properly sharpened to avoid such an accident. It is also important to follow the manufacturer's suggested settings to ensure a safe and efficient cut.

There are three major types of chains. They include the full chisel chain, the semi-chisel chain, and the micro-chisel chain. Some chainsaw chains are designed to provide a safety feature for use with a micro-chisel. This feature allows you to set the depth gauge to the proper height. Often, operators lower the depth gauge when they are cutting soft wood. This results in excessive vibrations and can be dangerous for the operator.

The full chisel chain has square-cornered teeth that allow it to cut wood fibers easily and quickly. However, it also has a high kickback risk. A semi-chisel chain has rounded corners and a 45-degree chamfer. These chains retain their cutting sharpness for a longer time. They are also better for cutting dirty or frozen wood.


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