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Got 3 new Oregon chains and 3 rim sprockets for the Stihl 026. Several of my old chains are down to there last sharpening so they will be retired. The old rim sprocket shows a lot of wear and should have been replaced last year.

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Haven't used the new EXL Oregon chain, this is supposed to be an improved LGX?

A rim sprocket should last 3 chains. Keep the 3 chains in a set and run with that new rim sprocket. They wear together and will maximize life. Think of it as as gears meshing in a transmission.

Running a new chain on a badly worn sprocket will wear it prematurely and vice versa.
 
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Haven't used the new EXL Oregon chain, this is supposed to be an improved LGX?

A rim sprocket should last 3 chains. Keep the 3 chains in a set and run with that new rim sprocket. They wear together and will maximize life. Think of it as as gears meshing in a transmission.

Running a new chain on a badly worn sprocket will wear it prematurely and vice versa.
Thanks for the input on the rim sprockets. I let this one go for too long. I made some cuts on an Alder log with the new chain installed. It cut nice and went thru the log like butter.
 
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