Chainsaw Cutting Chain Terminology

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Chainsaw Cutting Chain Terminology

Below is a graphic explaining the parts and pieces of chainsaw chain.  Knowing proper cutting chain terminology will help you will repairing or replacing your chain.

Standard chainsaw chain is composed of drive links, right and left cutters and ties straps.

Bumper drive chainsaw chain is composed of drive links, bumper drive links, right and left cutters and ties straps.

Cutters terminology consists of top plate, rivet hole, heel, gullet, toe, depth gauge, side plate and cutting corner.

We’ve also included information on chain cutter sequence terminology.

Illustrations courtesy of Oregon Chain.


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