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using a stihl chainsaw chain on a husqvarna saw
« on: May 04, 2014, 01:47:40 am »
hello every one
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i have got a husqvarna 340  saw with an 18" bar on it  and i need a new chain for it i have herd that stihl chains are good so i bought one thinking that i had the right one i purchased a 66 link chain but it doesn't fit it is way to big . ??? i would like to try the stihl chains but i don't know what one to get for it. any help would be very help full
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Re: using a stihl chainsaw chain on a husqvarna saw
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 03:15:42 am »
 Big question is,
 .050 .325 chain right ? The stihl bars maybe a touch longer. Does the chain actually fit the bar or did you buy a 3/8 chain ?  Dont know much about the small stihl chain, only used the harvester stuff. If you go to baileys website they have a chart showing whats compatible with your saw.

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Re: using a stihl chainsaw chain on a husqvarna saw
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 06:04:20 am »
Look on the bar it will tell you what you need number of drive links gage and pitch
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Re: using a stihl chainsaw chain on a husqvarna saw
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2014, 06:15:47 am »
We use sthil Cains on husky no problem. Good luck!
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Re: using a stihl chainsaw chain on a husqvarna saw
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2014, 12:47:23 pm »
First of all welcome to the FF. Your 340 uses .325 chain, did you purchase 3/8 by mistake? Secondly, gauge is important, check the numbers on the bar. Your saw very likely takes .058, the most common on Husky here in western Canada. Stihl is usually .050. You would need 25 RSC or RMC which few Stihl dealers stock.
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Re: using a stihl chainsaw chain on a husqvarna saw
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2014, 02:04:41 pm »
First of all welcome to the FF. Your 340 uses .325 chain, did you purchase 3/8 by mistake? Secondly, gauge is important, check the numbers on the bar. Your saw very likely takes .058, the most common on Husky here in western Canada. Stihl is usually .050. You would need 25 RSC or RMC which few Stihl dealers stock.
yep i bought 3/8" with 66 drive links when my bar says i need .325 with 72 drive links
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Re: using a stihl chainsaw chain on a husqvarna saw
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2014, 02:38:31 pm »
Go online, and order the oregon or woodland pro chain from baileys. Ive found the stihl chain to be a touch sharper, but on my processor in .068 it stretched alot. I bet the stihl dealer will get you 2x as much for chain than baileys.

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Re: using a stihl chainsaw chain on a husqvarna saw
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2014, 11:28:26 pm »
Barge Monkey is right, Baileys is great, I just got a replacement spool for my Spencer tape from them, and I buy my harvester chain from them, but for saw chain I go to Amazon, my 20" chains are under $20.00 and the 24" are about $2.00 more. 
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Re: using a stihl chainsaw chain on a husqvarna saw
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2014, 07:31:04 pm »
This isn't about Stihl chain on a Husky, but about getting the wrong pitch.

Before buying a chain, you need to know the pitch, gauge and dl count that your bar takes - the brand of the chain isn't a factor by itself, regarding fit-up.

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Re: using a stihl chainsaw chain on a husqvarna saw
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2017, 07:30:39 am »
hello every one
 new guy here modified the name for it to work but anyway
i have got a husqvarna 340  saw with an 18" bar on it  and i need a new chain for it i have herd that stihl chains are good so i bought one thinking that i had the right one i purchased a 66 link chain but it doesn't fit it is way to big . ??? i would like to try the stihl chains but i don't know what one to get for it. any help would be very help full

My smaller saw is a Husky 345 with a 16" bar.

Chain specs

Pitch: .325
Gauge: .050
Drive Links: 66

My guess is your bar might be too long for this size chain but you indicate the chain you bought is way to big for the 18" bar.

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Re: using a stihl chainsaw chain on a husqvarna saw
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2017, 11:59:48 am »
The last post was over three years ago, he probably has it figured out by now.  ;D
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