Identifying STIHL Saw Chain

STIHL use a Marketing Number System in addition to the part number when identifying chain. This allows easy identification of any chain.

For example, chain with a Marketing Number of 33RSC3:

Pitch Gauge Type Shape Special Special
3 3 R S C 3

3/8" .050" STIHL RAPID Super Comfort
(Low-Vibration)

Single-Humped
Drive Link




Distance between three rivets divided by two as shown.

Pitch
(Marked on cutter)
1= 1/4"
2 = .325"
3 = 3/8"
4 = .404"
6 = STIHL PICCO
(3/8" Extended)

Gauge (on drive link)
1 = .043" (1.1 mm)
3 = .050" (1.3 mm)
5 = .058" (1.5 mm)
6 = .063" (1.6 mm)
0 = .080" (2.0 mm)
(0 = Harvester Chain Only)

 

Cutter Type
R = STIHL RAPID
P = STIHL PICCO

Cutter Shape
S = Super (Full Chisel)
M = Micro™ (Semi-Chisel)
C = Comfort (Low-vibration version)
D = Duro (Carbide Tip)
R = Rescue (RDR chain, especially designed for MS 460 R STIHL Magnum® Rescue)

Special
1 = Triple-humped Tie Strap on PM chain
2 = Triple-humped Tie Strap on RM chain
3 = Single-Humped Drive Link
F = Full Skip
H = Semi Skip (Half-Skip) or Harvester (i.e. on .404" RMH)
K = Classic Cutter Design
L = Square Ground Chisel
MC = Mini Comfort
MMC = Mini Micro Comfort
N = Narrow (PMN)
S = Special

Number of Drive Links in Reels

Type 100' Reel

 
1/4"
3/8" STIHL PICCO
.325"
3/8"
.404"
2400
1640
1840
1640
1480