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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. 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.
  2. 7 years ago
    Expensive....BUT well worth the money!
    I have at a minimum,150-175 saw chains for my 27 STIHL chainsaws! I usually buy 4-5 new chains with each saw I purchase. Recently, my Dealer talked me into trying these carbide chains on my new saws. I made the right decision and now have all my new saws outfitted with carbides! I like to cut wood and the downtime you have with sharpening every couple of tankfuls takes away from my time with the saw. After the shock wears off over the price, you won't be disappointed!
  3. 6 years ago
    Carbide is the way to go
    I watched a guy use a carbide chain a few years ago and I was impressed. I picked up my new Stihl saw last year, and I had to get the carbide chain. I am still impressed. I have cut down several large hardwood trees and even a dirty tree stump. The chain is still razor sharp. Yes, the chain costs more, but there is MUCH less service time. That is, after all, one of the main driving factors in buying a Stihl saw in the first place, right? I'm the kind of guy that just needs a tool that works ... read more whenever I need it, 100% of the time, not waiting to be sharpened, or in the shop getting repaired. If you're like me in that aspect, the Stihl saw and the carbide chain are the perfect combination.
  1. 4 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. 2 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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