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echo 2511t replacement chain
« on: July 03, 2021, 11:55:44 AM »
Anybody replace the stock chain on their 2511t yet ( I think the stock chain sucks - to grabby)
Not looking to go to 1/4" drive   - would like to stay with 043 LP

Recommendations?

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Re: echo 2511t replacement chain
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2021, 12:30:47 PM »
     I'm interested in what chain came on your saw.  Did it come with .043 Micro chain?
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Re: echo 2511t replacement chain
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2021, 01:12:42 PM »
I like Stihl pm on it, but mine's the stock .050 gauge. If you're saw's very new, the stock chain will get better as you use and sharpen it, but I wouldn't buy it again. I agree it was a bad match for that saw.

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Re: echo 2511t replacement chain
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2021, 08:03:15 PM »
    I'm interested in what chain came on your saw.  Did it come with .043 Micro chain?
Sorry - I am suffering from CRS these days ( Cant Remember [I have typed a profane word that is automatically changed by the forum censored words program I should know better])  I believe that it came with .050 gauge chain, and I switched out the bar to .043 Low Pro. ( That's what's on there now). 
Was looking for recommendations for smooth running chain as mine had a run in with some nails and is missing 1/2 the teeth on one side.

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Re: echo 2511t replacement chain
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2021, 08:08:58 PM »
It probably came with the .050 lo pro which is the pitch you have except the driver was thicker. Are you filing it properly? If you go too low in the gullet a hook forms which grabs and tears rather than slicing cleanly.
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Re: echo 2511t replacement chain
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2021, 11:50:28 PM »
The stock chain is history - what's on there now is .043 LP, which was an improvement from stock. ( the stock chains on 2511T are well known for being grabby and chattering).

I am looking for advice on a smooth running chain that is .043 gauge 3/8 pitch as that what my bar is.  Been running saws and filing chains for 47 years so I am not a noob.  

Please, advice only from owners/operators of this particular saw.  Thanks in advance.

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Re: echo 2511t replacement chain
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2021, 09:30:26 PM »
Got it.  Great saw. Don't feel it hanging off my saddle.  Comes with poor chain.  Called Oregon.  Oregon advised using M91VXL chain.  Great people at Oregon.  Good people skills and good customer service.  Had to go to 2 dealers to find chain. Did not mod saw.  Did not change sprocket or bar.  The saw came with 91PXL45CQ chain.  Saw cuts smooth now.  Blocks good also.  

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Re: echo 2511t replacement chain
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2021, 11:19:41 PM »
Got it.  Great saw. Don't feel it hanging off my saddle.  Comes with poor chain.  Called Oregon.  Oregon advised using M91VXL chain.  Great people at Oregon.  Good people skills and good customer service.  Had to go to 2 dealers to find chain. Did not mod saw.  Did not change sprocket or bar.  The saw came with 91PXL45CQ chain.  Saw cuts smooth now.  Blocks good also.  
Thanks Mooleycow - just what I was looking for


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