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Originated in 1963 by Ray Carlton, his namesake, Carlton® products have revolutionized the industry for over half a century. After working for years as the Chief Engineer for a major saw chain company, Ray Carlton realized that manufacturing saw chain was not only a profession it was a highly skilled technology. Ray felt that the existing method of sharpening cutters before the chain was assembled was flawed and knew he could improve the product by changing the process. In 1963, Ray decided to pursue his concept by re-engineering the manufacturing process. Ray’s new concept not only automated the production but completely changed the assembly sequence to increase the reliability of the cutting edge of the chain. This innovation in saw chain manufacturing quickly established Carlton® Company as a quality supplier in the industry.

Throughout the decades Carlton® successfully followed trends, innovated and responded to market demands with cutting edge technology. In 2008, the Carlton® Company was purchased by Blount International, a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for the forestry, lawn, and garden; farm, ranch, and agriculture; and concrete cutting and finishing markets, and is the market leader in manufacturing saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. Blount sells its products in more than 100 countries around the world.

Carlton® .404″ Harvester Chain

Chamfer Chisel Cutter
Chamfer Chisel design for excellent performance and cutting speed.

Advanced Chrome-Plating Process
Maximum cutter stay-sharp; holds its edge in brutal conditions involving high speed and cold weather.

Thicker Drive Link
Wider and tougher above the groove for increased strength, increased reliability, longer life and less binding.

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Carlton® 3/4″ Harvester Chain

Chipper-Style Cutters
Chipper cutters have fully rounded working corners and side plates for a big aggressive bite, easy sharpening, and edge-holding durability.

Equal Pitch Chassis
Tested and proven chassis delivers superior strength and outstanding durability.

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