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OILOMATIC® STIHL RAPID™ Micro™ 3 (RM3)

OILOMATIC® STIHL RAPID™ Micro™ 3 is the reduced kickback tendency version of STIHL RAPID™ Micro™.

OILOMATIC® STIHL RAPID™ Micro™ 3 (RM3)
OILOMATIC® STIHL RAPID™ Micro™ 3 (RM3) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i bought two when i bought my 029 16" 15 years ago, they sharpen well and stay sharp. I cut about 20 trees so far rotating these two chains. I have spent the last week researching chains and bars because I am going to add a longer bar. Looking at different brands. today I decided I can not find something better to purchase so I will order the bar/chain from stihl.Mine have been durable, easy to sharpen and they have been safe. I want to buy a much bigger saw...like the largest stihl. Will need to start picking up some lotto tickets to cover the cost.
Date published: 2016-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A excellant Saw Chain I don't understand why this Saw Chain is getting a bad rep. It's super sharp and holds up well in hard woods. This chain loop came on My new MS250 and It cut well but not like I thought it should. On 1st touch up filling I checked the Bumper Links and Rakers with a depth guage. They were a little out of spec. That was a easy fix. The Chain Loop now cuts faster. What most people don't understand is that this Semi Chisel Chain with Bumper Links doesn't cut as fast as Full Chisel chains. The Stihl Saw Chains are the best made. Compare a Brand O equivalent loop to the RM3 and you will have a diffrent opion. The RM3 is easy to sharpen and stay sharp longer if kept out of Stumps with Barb Wire and Nails. Kept out of the dirt. And Logs covers with Sandy mud and gravel. They cut well in dirty wood but the operator has to use some common sense.
Date published: 2015-11-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from worst chain loop ever We went through THREE of these in 30 minutes, trying to cut up an oak tree stump.Absolute junk!!!
Date published: 2015-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plunge Cutting Plus Having multiple friends of mine in my life take out pieces of their faces from kickback made me want to go with the low-kickback chain. Being that my saw came with this chain, I cannot compare it to other chains however this chain will cut as fast as my saw wants to cut. Plunge cuts (bore cuts), I have read frequently that you cant do it with a safety chain. BULL. Well let me tell you, I can plunge right through without a problem. Maybe this chain is a little slower but keep it sharp and you will never notice.
Date published: 2014-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can start it every time I am a 67 year old woman and cannot get my want to jobs done around our 27 acres. Got tired of please honey will you --- and got myself this lightweight easy start chainsaw. I love it and don't have to wait until he has time to do my jobs for me.Sometimes I have to go ask him if he is through with my chainsaw so I can use it.he loves it so much too.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-12-18
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