When choosing a chain for a chainsaw, it may seem that the only important points are getting the right brand - for example, Lidl chainsaw chains - and making sure you've got the right size for the bar on your chainsaw.
But there is a little more to it than that, and it can be useful to know a bit more about the way chainsaws are measured. There are three measurements you need to be aware of, whether you are buying Lidl chainsaw chains or any other brand, and these are: the pitch, the bar length and the number of chain links.
Lidl Chainsaw Parts - Pitch and Drive Links The chainsaw pitch is the distance between any two of the chain's rivets. A very common pitch size, applicable to these Lidl chainsaw spares, is 3/8 inch. The pitch size is usually shown on the chainsaw's guide bar.
The parts of the chain that fit into the guide bar are called the drive links. The number of drive links affects the length of the chain. If you don't know what size of chain fits your chain saw, you'll need to count the drive links. The gauge of a chainsaw is the thickness of its drive links. Gauge and drive links together determine the exact chain length.
Lidl Chainsaw Parts
Lidl parts will fit a number of different chainsaws, such as the Lidl models with a 40cm bar (that's 16 inch).The CH057 will fit various models, including FKS2200/9, FKS2200 B1 and SKS2200-8.
Chainsaws sold in Britain have to conform to a number of strict safety standards to try to reduce the number of injuries caused by this effective but potentially dangerous equipment. The chain brake will immediately stop the chainsaw if it's activated. This helps eliminate kickback. Even experienced operators can experience kickback. It's where the guide bar is thrown upwards towards the operator after the chain makes contact with an unexpected surface. It's the commonest cause of chainsaw injuries. So protective clothing really is essential - in particular, a helmet, ear defenders, chainsaw trousers and gloves. Above all, safety boots with reinforced toes must be worn.
If you're not sure whether this is the right part for your chainsaw, remember that we have a 90-day no-quibble returns policy. You can return the item to us, undamaged, and we will either credit your account or reimburse you. So you can buy Lidl chainsaw spares in full confidence. It's all part of the Simply Bearings service.