Are pole saw bars interchangeable?

By definition, replacement bars that are interchangeable with the original bar are those that both fit your saw and take the same type of chain. As already mentioned, this compatibility is down to three different factors: 1) bar mount, 2) chain pitch and 3) chain gauge.

Can I change the bar on my chainsaw?

Yes, but you need a bar designed to fit on your saw. There are different designs for different saws, and the bar has to match the chain/sprocket configuration as well.

How do I know if my chainsaw bar needs replacing?

Common signs that indicate it is time to replace the chainsaw bar are:

  1. Damaged or Bent bar.
  2. Chain wiggles side to side on the bar.
  3. The edges of blades are tilted at an angle.
  4. A jammed or damaged bar nose sprocket.

Do Oregon bars fit Stihl saws?

The Oregon 3/8LP bars fit most entry level gas-powered Stihls from1. 5 to 2.8hp or 25… 45cc (MS 170, 171, 180, 181, 211), compact Farm & Ranch models (MS 193, 194, 201), most electric models (MSE 141… 210) and the largest battery Stihl (MSA 220).

What’s the difference between full chisel and semi chisel chains?

Although the semi chainsaw chain cuts slower than a full chisel chain, a semi-chain will stay sharper longer even in rough sawing conditions. In most cases, this is the preferred chain for cutting softwood, dirtier wood, dry wood, and frozen wood.

Can I put an 18 inch bar on a 20 inch chainsaw?

A chain saw engine turns a sprocket. Changing the bar and chain on your 18-inch chain saw to a 20-inch size will enable easier cutting of larger trees and branches. Larger chain saws cut through thicker trees and limbs. Put work gloves on to protect your hands and fingers.

How long should a chainsaw bar last?

Re: how long does a bar last The next, a Granberg, lasted about 2 months. About that time Stihl started using them with the same results. A good bar can be filed a few times on both sides and the tip replaced when needed. They could last almost as long as the saw.

Does a chainsaw bar go bad?

You shouldn’t notice a whole lot of back-and-forth, but a worn chainsaw bar will allow a lot more movement side to side. There’s a reason for this. Your chain fits into your bar tongue-and-groove style. A new bar’s groove will have a U-shape to it, but as it wears down, that U turns into a V-shape.