Working with chainsaws is a pleasant experience and risky in equal measure. As such working with the best chainsaw bars is paramount.
Chainsaw bars are an integral part of a saw and without them, woodcutting would be, well … impossible. A chainsaw bar is an elongated stainless steel bar that supports the chain.
Ideally, you are looking for an easy to maintain, efficient, strong and durable bar. Thankfully, we have reviewed 10 chainsaws that we believe will meet your needs without a fuss!
Let’s cut the chase!
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|Husqvarna 531300440 20-Inch FT280-72 Chain Saw Bar||20”||3/8”||0.50”||72||Husqvarna chainsaws||5/5||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|Oregon 105671 20-Inch Replacement Chainsaw Bar||20”||.325”||.063”||81||Stihl saws||5/5||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|Oregon 105667 14-Inch Replacement Chainsaw Bar & Chain Combo||14”||3/8”||.050”||50||Stihl saws||5/5||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|Husqvarna 531301147 FT288-72 20-Inch Guide Bar||20”||3/8”||.058”||72||Husqvarna saws||5/5||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|OREGON CUTTING SYSTEMS 510124 Chain Saw Replacement Bar||20”||3/8”||.050”||50||Numerous chainsaws||5/5||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|Oregon 105668 Replacement Bar And Chain Combo||16”||3/8”||.050”||55||Stihl saws||4/5||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|Oregon 200RNDK095 .050" Gauge 3/8" Pitch 20||20”||3/8”||.050”||11||Numerous saws||3/5||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|Oregon 100457 16-Inch Bar & 91VG Chainsaw Blade Combination||16”||3/8”||.050”||54||Numerous saws||4/5||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|Forester 18" bar and chain combo for Husqvarna K095||18”||.325”||.050”||72||Husqvarna saws||4/5||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|Oregon 540524 10" Chain Saw Replacement Bar||10”||3/8”||.050”||40||Numerous wizard pole saws||4/5||VIEW ON AMAZON|
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Which is the most ideal chainsaw bar for me?
Before settling for a particular chainsaw bar, there are numerous aspects you need to consider. Remember chainsaw bars are meant to fit in specific chainsaws.
So, what should you consider for a perfect pick? Let’s find out
1. Type of chainsaw
As we saw earlier, chainsaws are designed to fit specific chainsaws. In essence, this will determine whether to look for an aftermarket replacement bar or an exact OEM replacement.
OEM replacements are made by the same company that manufactured the chainsaw.
For example, Stihl bars are compatible with Stihl saws only while Oregon bars are compatible with both Oregon and Stihl saws.
If you have the Bucks, then go for expensive yet quality replacement bars. But if you are on a budget, we recommend pocket-friendly bars.
However, make sure it is durable because you don’t want to spend your dime on a product that breaks easily.
By all means, go for solid high-grade steel. Why? Because bars work in tedious, rough and demanding settings.
As such, you need a material that withstands these demands and the steel bar does it.
Normally, most bars are made of laminated steel. While this is not the worst case scenario, pricing must be proportional to the material.
4. Ease of use
Well, imagine buying a product you are not sure how to use or install. Can be frustrating. Right? The same case applies to chainsaw replacement bars.
The bar must be easy to install and use. Therefore, we recommend going through the manual provided by the manufacturer.
Doing so will result in maximum utilization of the bar’s capabilities.
Bars come in different lengths. The longer the bar the thicker the logs it can cut. On the other hand, short bars are ideal for domestic use such as firewood cutting and trimming hedges.
Choose the length based on the complexity of the task at hand.
Safety is paramount in any work setting. As such, ensure the bar meets various safety standards.
At the very least, it should have low kickback to reduce risks of unforeseen accidents. Additionally, it should have a safety guard significantly reducing injuries.
Over to you
These are the best chainsaw bars you can get out there. They are durable, maneuverable, lightweight and easy to use.
When choosing a replacement bar to ensure you consider your chainsaw, the length, safety, durability and material of the bar. That way, you can be sure of a seamless woodcutting experience.
So, what are you waiting for, head over to your nearest store and get hold of these incredible chainsaw bars!