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Little Stihl - long bar...

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We now have 20" 1/4 .043 bars for both Stihl and Husky saws - a smaller saw ie. 35cc will work with these bars but please be aware:

 

  1. Panther mini bars are more delicate - all the 1/4 .043 bars are - they don't last as long as a thicker larger bar.
  2. The pay off is a smoother nicer cut - less longevity - how much less longevity is more down to you than the bar.
  3. If you want to go down this route buy a few chains - these small chains tend to be best sharpened once or thrice then replaced.
  4. Below vid is the Stihl bar on an Echo 390ESX [this works with 102 drive links not 100]
  5. Saws this bar will fit? See below BUT this is a custom type fit for experienced and knowledgeable folk - just because it fits doesn't mean you should do it - most people love the 1/4 .043 set up but some really don't so it's not a case of 'this is the best so get it' - it is an option [which we really got for the Panther Cub to give the thinnest milling kerf of any chainsaw mill].

 

STIHL

009, 010, 011, 012, 017, MS170, MS171, 018, MS180, MS181, 019, MS190, MS191, MS192, MS193, 020, MS200, MS201, 021, 022, MS210, MS211
019T, MS190T, MS191T, MS192T, MS193T, 020T, MS200T, MS201T
HT70, HT75, HT100, HT101, HT130, HT131
E140, E160, E180, MSE140, MSE160, MSE180, MSE200

Cannon bar code (starts) S5
GB bar code (starts) SW12
Oregon bar code (ends) A074
Stihl bar code (starts) 3005
Sugihara bar code (starts) SL2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Very very thin so down the grain or across the grain it cuts well - and less sawdust as well. Downside is the fragility...

 

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