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Old 03-23-2017, 06:16 PM
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I think a skip chain is only necessary on real long bars. And it just makes them cut faster because of less teeth and more Raker's. I could be totally wrong, but I think with and long bar and in big wood less teeth and more Raker's help keep the cut cleaner and therefore cut a tad faster. On smaller stuff I don't see it necessary. Seen a guy using one on a big saw he was milling lumber with.
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:51 PM
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The 261 is a excellent saw. High power in a small package. Its one of the smallest pro saws. I always use the skip tooth chains, even on the 16 inch bars. Less teeth equals less teeth to sharpen! Be sure and buy the stihl chains, yellow box. No other chain will cut as good. Green box chains have safety drags and don't cut as good. Oregon and husky chains and others just don't compare to the stihl chains.
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The 261 is a excellent saw. High power in a small package. Its one of the smallest pro saws. I always use the skip tooth chains, even on the 16 inch bars. Less teeth equals less teeth to sharpen! Be sure and buy the stihl chains, yellow box. No other chain will cut as good. Green box chains have safety drags and don't cut as good. Oregon and husky chains and others just don't compare to the stihl chains.
Thanks for the tip.. I've ventured from the OEM chain a time or two and got bit.. Didn't realize stihl had two different grades. Good heads up
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