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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Mad Dog, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog ArboristSite Lurker

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    Hey Guys. I've got 3 Homelites: The C-5, C-51, and C-52. The specs call for a chain pitch of .404 (3/8, I think) and the type recomended (or required) is the "Oregon" 52C or 52L. UHhh, they don't have this stuff at Lowe's, Home Depot, Ace, etc..... Can anyone suggest where I can find a chain like this (or roll of chain) for my 3 babies?
    Thanks!
     
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    .404 isn’t 3/8.
     
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    I need .404 occasionally for an older saw I have. I have to go to a local saw shop and get a loop made if I need it right away. Otherwise, I order online. Like you, I find that the big box stores don't carry it.
     
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  6. Mad Dog

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    Well, in the Homelite specifications, it also states "52C" or "52L". What does that mean?
     
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    3/8" is .375"
     
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    Have you tried that lately? All Google pulls up is worthless adds for me.


    52c is .404 .063 gauge chipper & 52l is .404 .063 chisel
     
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    Pretty worthless in this instance.


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    Like any tool, it’s how you use it. Are you giving up?:cool:
     
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    So let's see your Google fu pull up what 52c or l is. :popcorn2:
     
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    52C is Oregon .404 pitch, .063 gauge chipper chain
    52L is Oregon .404 pitch, .063 gauge chisel chain
     
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    Howdy,
    Do you have any chain that you can get the number off the drive link or a bar with numbers to verify? I seem to remember seeing some of the early "C" series saws with 1/2" pitch.
    Regards
    Gregg
     
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    Thanks guys. You've pretty much answered what I needed to know. I'm ready to cut down some redwoods.
     
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    post videos so we can yell about PPE. Be safe.
     
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    I don't know if 404 comes in Low kick back but if you can get prof chain it would probably cut more efficently
     
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