To measure, wrap a soft tape measure around your neck, keeping the tape measure parallel to the floor as you measure. Then, add 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) to your neck measurement to calculate your minimum recommended chain length.

How to determine the length of chain for a chainsaw?

Measuring your chainsaw chain length.

  • Stretch your chain on a flat surface. Making sure that the chain is stretched out perfectly.
  • Count the number of drive links on the chain. It is also called drive lugs. You should make sure that you are counting carefully. This is how you …
  • Now, you need to measure the pitch, or the distance between the chain drive links.
  • As discussed earlier, you should also now measure the gauges of the chains.
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