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Specialty Saw Chains

Saw chains made for unique tasks

STIHL specialty saw chains make quick work of wood that is dirty, treated, or presents other unique challenges. These specialized chains are particularly suited for rescue and harvesting work.

Due to the high demands placed on our specialty saw chains, it’s essential they deliver outstanding performance day after day. That’s why only the best chains deserve the STIHL name. We manufacture our saw chains for all our machines in-house without compromise. From the skilled workers operating the machinery to the consistent suppliers of high-quality raw materials, every aspect of the production process is streamlined with an emphasis on strength and dependability.

Unsure which type of saw chain you need? Download our Saw Chain Selection & Identification Chart for easy reference when replacing your STIHL saw chain.
  1. 1 year ago
    Good But Could Be Better
    I've been using these chains to cut stumps lately. My stumps have ranged from 4 - 30" or so skewed in number toward the small end. Stumps have been mostly boxelder which are soft and buckthorn which are 10" and less. Cuts have been within the root collar close to ground level. After cutting several hundred of these. I find I average about 100 or so before the chain stretches beyond usability, i.e. won't fit my bar and saw (Stihl 391) anymore. Lengthening resulted from elongation of the holes ... read more in the chain links.The linkages need to be tougher for the chain to last longer. Though perfectly usable, carbide chains at the sharpest end of their lives are not as sharp as standard chains at their sharpest. Carbide chains also require special sharpening equipment. When trying to decide whether to use these chains for this application, I spent some time shopping sharpening costs which varied considerably from dealer to dealer. This variable turned out to be irrelevant, however, because the teeth were still cutting decently without any sharpening at the point at which the chain failed. Still, a hundred stumps is a lot of stumps and much more than the handful that it would take to dull a standard chain and still a good option relative to other alternatives in my opinion. I'm currently on my 3rd and, based upon my current awarenesses, would purchase more.
  2. 2 years ago
    great chain
    I purchased this even though the cost was about double that of a regular chain, because I assume I would not have to sharpen it or touch it up so often. I cut my own fire wood from a 40 acre plot and try to keep up with the dead and fallen trees. This chain lives up to what I expected, cutting elm, oak, ash and poplar, it really does stay sharp and cuts smooth and easy with no kick back issues. Cutting is a breeze and I am now thinking I will not have to sharpen this thing until I finish all my ... read more fall cutting, maybe not even then. It still feels as sharp now as the day I put it on. Really like this chain!
  3. 6 years ago
    Best for Gambel Oak
    This is the best chain I have found to use on Gambel Oak for its dirty bark and hard wood interior. This chain has lasted long enough for me to clear a five acre lot full of oak.
  1. 5 years ago
    This is the chain for heavy use
    If you use your saw a lot ( a lot of cutting) This chain is for you. Very long use before sharpening. Just beware of the possibility of harder kick back.
  2. 4 months ago
    Great chain, stays sharp
    Bought this chain two weeks ago....best chain i have. I'm an groundsmen and use a saw all day....this chain stays sharp and rips through every type of wood Easley.
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