Chain Size of the John Deere CS56

The John Deere CS56 is a heavy duty series saw designed for farm and home use. It can be used for cutting firewood, removing or pruning tree limbs, and cutting down small trees. It’s equipped with a 0.325-inch pitch, 0.05-inch gauge series that is offered in three bar lengths: 16, 18, and 20 inches.

Definition of Measurements

To determine the pitch, or size, of the series, assess the space between three successive rivets on the chain and divide by 2. The gauge refers to the thickness of the drive connection where the chain fits into the groove on the guide bar. The bar, or cutting length, is the space from the front of the saw into the tip of the link at the end of the bar rounded off to the nearest inch.

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