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33RM Chain loops?

lamby66

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Hello, I am having a heck of a time getting Stihl 33RM loops for my saw. I contacted 2 local dealers (in Milwaukee) one had no idea what I was talking about and only had RS and RS3 chain. The other dealer said " we only sell "green chains, we don't sell those dangerous yellow chains"

So any idea where I can get some 84dl loops of 33rm shipped? Only one I found on ebay was 84 for 3 chains, which seems high and I only want 1 or 2 loops.

Thank you all in advance

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Used to ebay those $15 delivered.
If stihl dealer can not get those there is a supply problem? Is there?
Just outta curiosity - A full reel of 33RM made into 84DL chains is 19 loops. At $15 per loop, that's gross $285 - now deduct at least a few dollars per loop for shipping and whatever ebay was subtracting. Where were you getting, and what price, reels of Stihl chain at a price to make that possible?
 
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Just outta curiosity - A full reel of 33RM made into 84DL chains is 19 loops. At $15 per loop, that's gross $285 - now deduct at least a few dollars per loop for shipping and whatever ebay was subtracting. Where were you getting, and what price, reels of Stihl chain at a price to make that possible?
Maybe 20 years ago?

Get people that whine about firewood costs... "in the 70s we sold wood for $80 a cord"

I whip out the inflation calculator... ok... so that's $300 in today's $$... so you were saying?!
 
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Just outta curiosity - A full reel of 33RM made into 84DL chains is 19 loops. At $15 per loop, that's gross $285 - now deduct at least a few dollars per loop for shipping and whatever ebay was subtracting. Where were you getting, and what price, reels of Stihl chain at a price to make that possible?
This was 20 years ago, I still have a box full of chains stashed. 16" 26 RS/RM, 20" 25" 33 RS/RM. A guy was selling 5 chains/$75 delivered
 
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Maybe 20 years ago?

Get people that whine about firewood costs... "in the 70s we sold wood for $80 a cord"

I whip out the inflation calculator... ok... so that's $300 in today's $$... so you were saying?!
I sold cordwood $35/cord delivered, early 70s. I remember a lady whining when I would not stack it for her at that price
 
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Well this went a little off track..

I know there was a lot of stuff cheaper in the 70s but I just wanted to know if someone had a line on some 33rm chain in 2020

My dealer that did not know what it was, was able to order me a couple loops. Hope to have it soon.



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Well this went a little off track..

I know there was a lot of stuff cheaper in the 70s but I just wanted to know if someone had a line on some 33rm chain in 2020

My dealer that did not know what it was, was able to order me a couple loops. Hope to have it soon.



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Your dealer must be a buffoon!!! :buttkick:
 

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Well this went a little off track..

I know there was a lot of stuff cheaper in the 70s but I just wanted to know if someone had a line on some 33rm chain in 2020

My dealer that did not know what it was, was able to order me a couple loops. Hope to have it soon.



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I see one loop on eBay for 32.99 shipped.

You might want to check out Oregon VXL chain, it’s very similar but less expensive.

I can check my fleet supply but I’d bet with shipping it would be more than 32.99.
 
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I see one loop on eBay for 32.99 shipped.

You might want to check out Oregon VXL chain, it’s very similar but less expensive.

I can check my fleet supply but I’d bet with shipping it would be more than 32.99.
Thank you for the recommendation.
I am not sure it matters all that much, but I have about 4 loops of 20" RS chain and wanted to keep the same files between them (I use one of those 2 in 1 files). Maybe others here know of the difference between the 5.5mm stihl file and 7/32 standard file would be on these different series chains. Would that 1/64" matter at all?

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Thank you for the recommendation.
I am not sure it matters all that much, but I have about 4 loops of 20" RS chain and wanted to keep the same files between them (I use one of those 2 in 1 files). Maybe others here know of the difference between the 5.5mm stihl file and 7/32 standard file would be on these different series chains. Would that 1/64" matter at all?

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I've been using 33 rs for years. Usually use 7/32" files as 13/64" usually ony at $tihl dealers. I don't use a pferd file guide though, I hand file. Main difference will be gullet and top plate angle. A 2 in 1 file might also effect raker height.
 

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Thank you for the recommendation.
I am not sure it matters all that much, but I have about 4 loops of 20" RS chain and wanted to keep the same files between them (I use one of those 2 in 1 files). Maybe others here know of the difference between the 5.5mm stihl file and 7/32 standard file would be on these different series chains. Would that 1/64" matter at all?

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I don’t think the 1/64” matters. I’ve always used 7/32 to sharpen my Stihl chains.
 
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I don’t think the 1/64” matters. I’ve always used 7/32 to sharpen my Stihl chains.
1/64 over doesn't matter for me. 1/64 under can create a serious hook. Cuts great but dulls fast. I don't even think about it anymore. I just grab them both and use the one that matches up the best based on the state of the chain.
 
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