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Alright just wondering how u all cope with managing and storing spare chains either in vans or tool boxes lunch bags etc.

 

In the past I only really done commercial forestry so usually only had 2 saws big and med both running 3/8s, althou have to admit 1 Stihl q husky so did have different guages. 

But u could always tell them apart by the numbers.

Why the hell do Stihl and husky not run on the same sized chain?????

 

Now I have a complete mix of saws from different makers running all sorts off chains from 3/8pico, 325 and 3/8s. And bars f all different sizes

 

I always used to carry a spare bar and chain in my piece bag, had a tidy up the other day was like a lucky dip of chains of all shapes and sizes.

 

In the shed they all hang on nails with size/saw etc written above

In the past tried those take away curry boxes but break to easy.

 

How do others cope a keep chains ingood nick loose and indefinable

Cheers

 

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i have clear plastic boxes with the information of the chains gauge and length written on a sticker.  It's a really straight forward system.  I have lots of boxes as i carry spares for several sized saws from tiny climbing saws up to large cross cutting saws.  It makes a stock take easy to do too.  When i put the chains into a box i spray over them with WD40 to prevent any rust forming.

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These are excellent I find

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If you're not familiar go for the narrow ones.  Their entire length is threaded.  I write the chain details on the white lid in permanent marker.

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48 minutes ago, MattyF said:

Convert every thing but toppers too 3/8.

 

You'd still have different gauges for the bar slot.

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I like keeping chains of all different lengths, pitches and gauges in a filthy, tangled, jumbled mess in an oil-soaked cardboard box under the rear seats in the truck.

 

Once a year throw the whole thing in a bin and buy a load of new chains.

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1 hour ago, MattyF said:

Convert every thing but toppers too 3/8.

that’s what i’ve done 

much easier 

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10 hours ago, lewiswood said:

Small ammo box is the perfect size for chain boxes.

 

Snap! 

 

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