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  • Keep the chain properly tensioned! If the chain is slack it is more likely to jump off and lead to increased wear on the bar, chain and drive sprocket.

  • Number of teeth on bar tip sprocket (T).

  • Keep cutting equipment well lubricated and properly maintained! A poorly lubricated chain is more likely to break and lead to increased wear on the bar, chain and drive sprocket.

  • Chain pitch (inches). The spacing between the drive links of the chain must match the spacing of the teeth on the bar tip sprocket and drive sprocket.

  • Number of drive links. The number of drive links is determined by the length of the bar, the chain pitch and the number of teeth on the bar tip sprocket.

Cutting equipment designed to reduce kickback


WARNING! Faulty cutting equipment or the wrong combination of bar and saw chain increases the risk of kickback! Only use the bar/saw chain combinations we recommend, and follow the filing instructions. See instructions under the heading Technical data.

  • Bar groove width (inches/mm). The groove in the bar

must match the width of the chain drive links.

The only way to avoid kickback is to make sure that the kickback zone of the bar never touches anything.

By using cutting equipment with ”built-in” kickback reduction and keeping the chain sharp and well- maintained you can reduce the effects of kickback.

  • Chain oil hole and hole for chain tensioner. The bar

must be matched to the chain saw design.


The smaller the tip radius the lower the chance of kickback.


A chain is made up of a number of links, which are available in standard and low-kickback versions.


  • Chain pitch (inches)

IMPORTANT! No saw chain design eliminates the danger of kickback.


WARNING! Any contact with a rotating saw chain can cause extremely serious injuries.

  • Drive link width (mm/inches)

Some terms that describe the bar and chain

To maintain the safety features of the cutting equipment, you should replace a worn or damaged bar or chain with a bar and chain combinations recommended by Husqvarna. See instructions under the heading Technical Data for a list of replacement bar and chain combinations we recommend.


  • Length (inches/cm)

  • Number of drive links.

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