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Good chain for the Tsumura bars?

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Hey Rob,


Everyone seems to say you're the chainsaw guru around this neck of the woods- can I  beg a little advice please?


I'm intending to pre-order a couple of Tsumura Pro Solid bars off you for my 560XP, (15" & 18" @ .325 / .058.)


Could you recommend me the best value for money chain to run on them please? I'm doing sweet chestnut coppice & smallish broadleafs.


I'll eventually set myself up to buy reels and make my own but it'll have to be pre-made loops for now. I don't want cheap crap but I'm wary of over-speccing as well.


Any suggestions?



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Hi Ben - I'm really not a guru of much of anything!


Oregon chains are the benchmark chain ie. good value good quality - I'd go for either the chisel or more likely the micro chisel [less prone to dulling and sharpen easier].


Best thing ref saws is keep going back to how to improving general maintenance and sharpening. This can always be improved and will always pay off.


Get your order in fairly sharpish for the discount as these bars are here very very soon!





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Hey Rob, sorry I never replied. You must think I'm so rude. I had to sort myself out sharpish and actually put my order in with you a few days before your response.


I eventually realised that I didn't need the performance of a solid bar so I went for the cheaper Sugi ProLams instead of the Tsumuras. I've found them to be incredibly hard wearing compared to the bog standard Oregon laminates I always used to use, let alone the Husqy bars that come with a new saw and wouldn't even last the first season. I'm amazed nobody talks about the ProLams. They're the best value for money bars for general use I've ever come across.


I also discovered your deal on the chain breaking/making tools. With the savings on my bars I bit the bullet and got a reel of the bpx21 to see me through. I always find it hard to stop the chain twisting on the anvil but I'm muddling through.


Thanks for your help and great service on my order. I'll very likely be getting some small milling bars and chains off you after Xmas once I've properly figured out what I need.





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