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I have a homelite chainsaw xl but i do not know what size chain it takes how do i measure for a new chain

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The chain pitch, gauge and number of drive links must all match to function safely. The following links should answer any questions you have (new chains often stretch quite a bit; please keep an eye on the tension).
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The easiest and often least expensive method is to take your existing chain (needed for a pattern) to a local chainsaw retailer (not big box store). Once you have these a chain may often be found in a local home center or hardware. Chains in these facilities are usually the least aggressive available. If you have some experience and utilize PPE you may find a chain with a higher possibility of kick back may be more satisfactory.

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. HTH & Good Luck.
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Hi, all you need is to count the number of blades. To do this I take the chain off, lay it on a flat serface and count them in two's. Once you have this its just a case of ordering a new one.

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