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How Long Do Chainsaw Chains Last

07 March 2022

Understanding Saw Chain


How Long Do saw chain Last?

A chainsaw is a mechanical tool that is powered by an electric or gas engine. This portable mechanical tool allows the user to cut through most materials and especially wood. The chainsaw is traditionally used to cut trees, fell snags, cut firebreaks in the wildland fires, harvest firewood, and many more. The chainsaw has many parts and components, amongst which the chain is one of the most vital ones because the chain is what makes all the cutting happen. The chain is a rotating component that holds together all the blades, also known as the teeth. The teeth are attached, maintaining a specific distance in the chain. The chain holds on to those teeth strongly and keeps on rotating to cut the desired material. The chain is traditionally made out of steel and such materials. Therefore, the lifetime of the chain depends on the way of use.

How Long Do Chainsaw Chains Last?

The lifetime of a chainsaw chain has no fixed limit and depends on usage and maintenance. The chain should last many years; 5-6 years should be no problem. However, if the chainsaw chain is used properly and taken care of, it can last way longer.

The chainsaw can concede unexpected damage out of nowhere which can lower its possibility to work efficiently. But whatever may be the case, an ideal chainsaw, regardless of the unexpected events, can last and work efficiently for years. The lifespan can’t be predicted accurately because it all depends on how it is used and what kind of damage it is receiving.

Different Types of Chainsaw Chains

There are different types of chainsaw chains that are normally available in the market.  While this classification of chains can be based on many things, there are generally three things on which the primary classification is done. These are the cutter type, the chain sequence or the chain arrangement, and the specialized add-ons?

Let's categorize chains by tool type.

Full-Chisel Cutters:

These cutters are the ones that have square corners, and this quality makes them efficient for cutting at a higher speed than most of the cutting chains. This chain is best-suited for cutting hardwoods when the smoothness of the cut isn’t paramount. Even though it’s an efficient chain, like every other tool, it has some drawbacks. This type of chain isn’t much durable for rough use and also doesn’t work for long in the case of cutting dirty wood.

Semi-Chisel Cutters:

The semi-chisel cutters have rounded teeth which means the chain has blades that have beveled corners. Because of this, they have the maximum efficiency in the case of cutting softwood. This chain can be easily used in a rough environment cutting dirty, dry, and frozen wood. Even though the semi-chisel cutter is efficient in so many cases, it has a huge drawback: its speed. Even though it is slow, by its cutting efficiency, it makes it up. The kickback risk is also lower than most in the case of a semi-chisel cutter.

Low Profile Cutter:

The low-profile cutters, also known as chipper cutters, are a prevalent chain type found in the market. These types of chains are found all around the globe. This type of chain also has rounded teeth and is specially designed for safety. In addition, this chain has the feature to prevent kickbacks as much as possible for the user to feel safe while working. For people who are new to using chainsaws, this is an excellent choice.

Full Skip Chain:

This chain is one of the most efficient chains ever and is extremely good at what it does. The full skip chain has comparatively fewer teeth than other chains, but the guide bar is larger, with almost 24inch or more. Having fewer teeth might give you the impression that this chain is less efficient than others, but it is actually the other way around. The speed and the arrangement of the blades make up an amazing combination that increases the chain’s efficiency rapidly. Even though the cutting speed and amount are large, the final cuts aren’t that smooth, which is a drawback of this chain. Then again, it’s efficient to cut firewood, cutting limbs, and various other tasks that don’t require smoothness.

About Saw Chain:


Qirui Tools is a professional manufacturer of chainsaw guide bars and chainsaw chains. With decades of experience, products are exported to dozens of countries and regions. Welcome new and old customers to contact us by email, we will provide the best service And the affordable price, thank you.

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For more product information links about carbide saw chains, you can click on the link below.

1.China Carbide Chainsaw Chain Supplier

2. Carbide saw chain



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