# What size bar for MS 250?

Available with 14″/35cm, 16″/40cm or 18″/45cm guide bars.

## How can I tell what size my Stihl chain is?

If you are replacing a Stihl® chain, you can look at the numbers on the side of the chain to determine pitch, gauge, and other characteristics of the chain. Example: Your chain has the number 33RM2 stamped in the side of it. The last three numbers (or letters) denote characteristics of the chain.

## Are 3/8 and 325 chainsaws the same?

Basically, it’s the size of, and spacing between links. For the same number of links, a 3/8” chain is longer. This also means that the shape of the sprocket at the motor and at the tip of the sword are different. 3/8” and 0.325” chains are NOT interchangeable.

What size bar for MS 250? – Related Questions

## What does MS mean on Stihl chainsaws?

The Stihl chainsaw scale

Each model number contains three sections: MS, MSA, or MSE + numbers + letters. Let’s start with MS, a straightforward one to explain. MS stands for Motorsäge (chainsaw in German), and MSA means it is a battery chainsaw, while MSE indicates it is an electric chainsaw.

## What file size do I use on .325 chain?

File sizes
Chain pitchRound file diameter
1/4″4.0mm
.3254.8mm
3/8″5.2mm
.4045.5mm

## What does 3/8 pitch mean on a chainsaw?

Pitch. Chain pitch is the size of the chain and is defined as the distance between any three consecutive rivets divided by two. Oregon chain is made in several pitches – 1/4″ is the smallest, 3/8″ is the most popular, and 3/4” is the largest.

## What size chain is 3 8?

Cut Chain
Nominal Chain Size (A)WLL (lbs)*Max Single Length Shippable by UPS
1/4″1450196 ft
5/16″2200146 ft
3/8″355085 ft
1/2″460051 ft

## What does 3/8 mean on a chainsaw chain?

Chain pitch represents the width of each drive tooth of the chain, and 3/8 of an inch is 9.525 mm in metric. The commonly used specifications of chain saw chains are large 3/8, small 3/8, 325, 404 and other specifications. These numbers are the pitch of the chain/2. The larger the pitch, the larger the chain.

## Can you use an Oregon chain on a Stihl bar?

Our records indicate that the Oregon 105668 bar/chain combo is the correct part number for your Stihl MS170 with a 3/8″ LP drive sprocket.

## How do I know what size my chainsaw chain is?

To find the right file size for your chainsaw, look at the number stamped on the side of the chain’s cutter. After that, you compare that figure to the file size indicated on the Stihl chainsaw file size chart. Alternatively, you can determine the chain’s pitch. Again, inches are used to measure the pitch.

## How do I know what size chain to buy?

First, wrap the ribbon around the base of the wearer’s neck, and mark the spot where the ends meet. Then, lay the ribbon against a yardstick or ruler to determine approximate neck size. After a measurement is obtained, its a good idea to opt for a necklace size that is at least the second size up from your neck size.

## How do I know what chain size to buy?

Add the multiplied chainstay length, the divided number of teeth for the chainring and rear sprocket, and add 1 (or 2.5 cm). The result is the ideal chain length for your bike. For example, you’d add 32.5, 13, 7 and 1 to get 53.5. The length of the chain should be 53.5 inches or 135.89 cm.

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## How do I know what chain I need?

To measure the chain size, if you have just the sprocket, use calipers to measure between the teeth. Measure from center to center of where the chain roller would set between the teeth that will give you the pitch. Once you know the pitch you can determine what chain size you would need.

## Should the thicker chain be longer or shorter?

With men’s chain necklaces, the general rule of thumb is that the thinner the chain, the shorter it should be, and the thicker it is, the longer it should be. With that being said, you can absolutely wear, say, an 8mm-thick 18” chain if you wanted to. You could also rock a 2mm-thick 26” chain.

## Is it better to sharpen or replace a chainsaw chain?

Sharpen before replacing

If your chainsaw chain becomes dull after a long lifespan, it will struggle to cut through the wood at the efficiency it once had. This is why, where possible, you should be looking to keep the will be chain sharp, as sharpening a better course of action than sourcing a replacement.

## Is it worth sharpening a chainsaw chain?

Sharpening your chainsaw chain is definitely worth it as a sharp chainsaw chain is easier to work with. It takes less effort to cut through wood and your chain will make cleaner cuts with sharp blades. A chainsaw chain can be sharpened multiple times without much of a cost.