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OILOMATIC® STIHL RAPID™ Duro 3 (RD3)

The first STIHL carbide-tipped .325" saw chain stays sharp up to four times longer than standard chains.

OILOMATIC® STIHL RAPID™ Duro 3 (RD3)
Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 5reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Chain, Long Lasting I used my first carbide blade staring 3 years ago. After cutting about 10 cords of wood and falling many trees, it finally started to show wear. During this entire time I never sharpened the blade. Without hesitation I purchased another blade waiting for my first to be sharpened and the second one was just as good as the first. The wood I was cutting was a combination of hard and soft wood - dried (felled) oak, walnut, cotton wood, ash, etc. This blade chewed through big logs easily.For me, this is the only chain I will use going forward. I had none of the other issues some of the other reviews noted such as breakage. I try to keep the blade out of dirt and grime and so far the results are awesome. December 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by THIS IS ONE AWESOME CHAIN I JUST DONT UNDERSTAN THE BAD REVIEWS!I HAVE USED IT CUTTING STUMPS, TREES LIMBS, IT THE DIRT AND DIRTY WOOD, CUT THROUGH LIKE BUTTER October 7, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bring back the Old Rapid Duro sawchain The new green label (low kickback chain) cuts terrible, you'd be better of with an axe than a chainsaw running this chain.The old Stihl Rapid Duro yellow label (Non Low Kickback) Just cut and cut and cut all day long and cut fast. Bring back the good stuff, dealer tells me Stihl discontinued the yellow label chain. July 20, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Carbide tips break off no apparent reason like the other review As the previous review from the other fellow mentioned, I never seemed to dull the blade and suddenly it just stopped cutting well. Upon close inspection, about 80% of the carbide tips were missing. Didn't hit anything etc... Put my backup regular blade on the saw and it cut right through where I had to stop with the carbide blade.DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS! May 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by carbide vs ice in wood ICE wins I had got the RD3 in a 3/8 0.50 20 inch for my 441 pro, this chain blows through dirty wood and alot of it no problem I do give it that. I was never able to get to a point where it got dull because it broke on me while cutting a piece of wood. It appears that i hit a spot of ice in the wood and it tore most of the carbide tips off the chain. I have no other explination, there was nothing else in the wood but ice. I would steer clear of any carbide chain, hit anything hard, its gone and junk. With a normal chain, at lest there is something there to re-sharpen and re-use. I only got about 3 hours of use out of this chain and 3 hours is not worth that kind of money. January 23, 2015
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