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Chainsaw Drive Link Question | Packaging

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  1. huntjason01

    huntjason01 New Member

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    Morning. I bought a new Husqvarna chain at Lowes for my Husqvarna 460 Rancher (no Oregon chains for 20"), which has an Oregon AdvanceCut bar 200SFHK095 on the 460 Rancher.

    20" / 50cm bar
    3/8 pitch
    .050 gauge

    My question is about the Husqvarna chain packaging for the 20" chain, which states;

    Chain type: H80 (72V)
    Drive Links 72
    Pitch 3/8
    Gauge .050

    So from the above, we look good in regard to matching chain with bar type. However, on the actual chain at the bottom where it slips in the bar, I see a number 80. On an Oregon chain that I bought in a combo package that came with the Oregon bar that I listed above, the actual chain had a number 72. Does that number represent the drive link or something else?

    I also noticed on the chain that came with my unit, it has a number 47. I was under the impression that the number represented the drive link, but a bit perplexed due to two different chains not potentially matching what the packaging states. Thanks in advance for the help.
     
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    72 drivers for 20" bar on most saws.
     
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    The number stamped on the chain itself i more of a model number...not specific to that chain or # of links.

    The bar should have # of links stamped on that "72DL"
     
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    Ok thanks, I was under the impression the stamped number on the chain was referencing the drive link. Glad to know that it's not and cleared things up a bit with multiple 20" chains having something different.
     
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    Is that the vanguard chain with the big bent over rakers?
     
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    On Oregon chain the 72/73/75 stamped on the driver is the gauge of the drive Link or "series" number 72=.050, 73=.058, 75=.063 gauge IIRC
     
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    +1 You remembered correctly ;)
     
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