When Henry Ford said, “Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice,” he didn’t have the support of modern outdoor power equipment. These days, a chainsaw can give your back a break—but only when it’s well-maintained. That means you’ll need to buy a replacement saw chain at some point.
Find the Right Fit
Before you begin to shop, measure the bar length, pitch, gauge and the number of drive links on your gear. When a saw chain is the right size, it’ll stay safely on the bar so you can make quick work of firewood and lighten heavy tree limbs. Oregon chainsaw chains are sturdy options that fit many common models, so they’re a great place to start.
Trim Your Trees with Ease
With square-cornered teeth, a full chisel chain blade slices through softwood with expert speed and skill. A semi chisel, which has rounded corners on its teeth, provides lower kickback, stays sharper longer and works great on hard, dirty or frozen wood. Many options resist rust and have drive links that self-lubricate to extend the life of your tool while requiring less upkeep. Once you find the best chainsaw chain for your needs, see if it comes in a two-pack to save time later.
If you haven’t settled on the right model for your job yet, learn more about the different types available through our chainsaw buying guide.