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OILOMATIC® STIHL RAPID™ Super (RS)

OILOMATIC® STIHL RAPID™ Super (RS)
Rated 5 out of 5 by 8reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works great on the MS270 I've run this particular chain on several of my larger saws in the past, and recently I slapped this chain onto my MS270, and it works incredibly well. I don't even push into cuts with this chain - just put it on top of the wood, and squeeze the throttle - it chews right through everything I've tried it on, including red oak and silver maple of about 12-14" diameter, and I can sharpen it with a regular round file when in the field. VERY fast, aggressive cutting saw chain. August 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Many moons ago, I bought a MS034. It is a 3.45 cu in saw. The dealer sold me an RM chain. Dealer said that there really wasn't my difference between the RM and the RS. I always cursed the saw as it barely cut. I had and old mac610 that out cut the Stihl saw. Eventually, I wore out the chain and brought an RS chain replacement. What a world of difference. You have to respect the dangerous nature of what you are working with. I always wear my chaps, eye and ear protection, and love my Stihl saws, with the proper chains. I also always machine sharpen my chains. May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The only chain to use for difficult wood. This is the only chain I recommend for cutting difficult wood. I have been cutting for 24 years into hard, dry, and sometimes frozen red oak. The toughest wood to cut in the upper midwest, bar none. (also the best firewood!). The Rapid Super cuts it like butter, making large consistent chips. Lesser aggressive chains just make sawdust & take forever to to finish a cut. Best of all, it is resharpenable and lasts a long time. I sharpen with hand files. I use RS chain on my Stihl MS460 for felling and bucking, and on my Stihl 026 for branching. I use PM chain on my Stihl 018 for light limbing work. April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Chain for Experienced Users I've been running RS chain on my old 041 for 20 years. It cuts extremely fast .It throws large chips, not sawdust like lesser chains. I would not recommend using it on saws less than 3 H.P. It's just too aggressive for lower power saws. Sharpening should be left to those who have the proper equipment and knowledge of square tooth, chisel chain. I've been selling and servicing Stihl products since 1987 and I recommend this chain to all my commercial customers.. March 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fast cutting full chisel Use this chain to cut up clean wood and keep it out of the dirt and you'll be amazed how fast this style chain will do its work on any size tree/branch. November 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by This chain eats! Put this chain on my MS290. Maybe a touch too aggressive for the power of the saw. But once you get used to not pushing into the cut and letting the chain do the work life is good. October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best chain around! I upgraded the chains on my MS250 and MS290 from the RMC3 to the Rapid Super and was amazed at the difference in the cutting. Previously the saws did not pull into the wood without being forced and with this chain the weight of the saw is plently. This chain definatly brings a Stihl saw to life. The only draw back is the loss of the anti kickback feature which can be useful especially for the beginner. I have been using chainsaws for almost 20 years and understand the dangers. With this chain you sometimes have to be careful because the saw goes through the wood so quick you will have to catch it before it hits the ground! February 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great chain for a mid-sized saw This chain is a great investment. I upgraded to a more aggressive chain and the Rapid Super is what I chose. The chain made easy work of the trees I had to fell and cut up. It was effortless to cut through logs greater than 12". I would recommend this to anyone. November 3, 2012
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