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OILOMATIC® STIHL RAPID™ Micro™ 3 (RM3)

 

OILOMATIC® STIHL RAPID™ Micro™ 3 (RM3)
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good chain for beginner, but too slow cutting. This is the chain that comes standard on the majority of Stihl saws and was standard on my MS 250 and MS 290. It is a low kickback safety chain and is very good for a beginning wood cutter. The issue I have with it is that when the chain is very sharp it cuts fair, but after a few minutes it requires a lot of effort to push the saw into the wood to cut and it cuts very slow. This is after filing with both a filing jig and after having it filed at the Stihl dealer so inacurate filing is not the issue. The low kickback feature is nice, but the slow cut makes cutting firewood a long process. February 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great all-purpose chain! This chain came on my MS 271. It has been in use for about a year now cutting dirty, moss-covered, frozen, rotten wood and lots of firewood. The chain only requires an occasional hand filing and is back to throwing chips like new. After a year, the cutters are still about 95%. It should last a long time at this rate (and I bought 3 more spares!) Well worth the extra few dollars over the chain most other manufacturers use. It seems to be sharper right out of the box than other brands as well. Compare STIHL chain with other brands and you can see the extra effort put into making them. December 18, 2012
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