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Are chain saw chains interchangeable

Can a makita chain be replaced by any another brand .Thank you

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Yes, but you have to have the same length/number of teeth, the same pitch and the same gauge chain as the original. If all those match against the original, you can use the chain, no matter what brand. Stick to a good chain brand though like Oregon or Carlton etc

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