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Echo CS-590 replacement chain and skip chain help for a noob

matt.jans

matt.jans

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Been doing a little research but still a little confused. And can't find a skip chain (ripping chain) for my CS-590.

Manuals says I need a 72lpx84qc chain. I know that the 84 means 84 links in the chain. Can't find anything online about how to read the rest of the number. For example I found a 72lpx84g chain that says it fits my saw. But what does the g v. qc mean?

Also, just looking for ripping chain. Checked Oregon because Echo sent an Oregon chain with the saw when I bought it. But from what I can tell, Oregon isn't making a skip chain in my size anymore. All say "discontinued". Any recommendations?

Thanks!

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esean

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72lpx is a 3/8" pitch, 0.050" gauge chain. The 84 is how many drive links your bar takes. Any 3/8", 0.050 84 link chain will fit. Baileys has Woodland Pro ripping chain of that size, it's their 30RP chain.
 

jetsam

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72 means 3/8 pitch, .050 gauge. LPX means it's powercut.


Skip chain and ripping chain are not the same thing (though they can overlap; a ripping chain can have skip cutters).

Ripping chain is configured for ripping and is usually ground with a very low angle. Skip chain means that it gets tie links instead of cutters every other time.

And 60cc is a small saw for milling. Typically milling work calls for longer bars, bigger saws, and more oil.

If you do want to put a rip and/or skip chain on that bar, you don't need to stick with Oregon.
 
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Thanks! Really helpful! Both of you.

I'm not planning to cut boards on the regular, but I'm working on a big downed ash tree that I need to make rip cuts on to break it down. I did a couple and learned how quickly it'll dull a chain.

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