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Difference Between Gas And Electric Chainsaw Chains?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by lil171, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. lil171

    lil171 ArboristSite Operative

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    Ok. So this may be a silly question that I could not find much on, so decided to ask here. The main question is exactly that. Is there a difference between a chainsaw chain used on a gas, electric, or battery powered chainsaw. For this example, I would say that I do know that the link count, gauge, and chain size would have to be the same. I am just asking as I was online and HomeDepot Canada has bar and chain combos listed for an electric saw. Thank you.
     
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    wcorey ArboristSite Guru

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    Most electric/battery saws I've laid hands on (other than big 220v commercial ones) use 3/8" lp chain, the same as many smaller gas saws.
    Bar mount pattern and drive link counts would vary by manufacturer and usage just like gas saws do.
    The specifics of the chain size have more to do with matching the power output of the saw than what powers it.
     
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    lil171 ArboristSite Operative

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    Ok, thank you. I was just mainly wondering if the electric saw chains were built differently and possibly break/come apart during usage if used on a gas powered saw. I also just saw some used ones locally cheap that I missed out on as I was unsure. I did not ask then as they were already gone.
     

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