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Husqvarna 350 - Chain and bar recomendations

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Hello,

I'm looking for advice on which brand/type of chain and bar to go for, on my Husqvarna 350. It's currently running a 18" bar, but I'm feeling it's a bit under powered and that it would benefit from a 15" bar. It's mainly used (in order) for fire wood processing for my own use, clearing and felling small trees. I'm not sure whether to go for a narrow kerf with a semi chisel or something else. I'm sharpening with the Stihl easy file if that makes any difference. 

 

Cheers, Jon.

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we have used a 350 for lot of years and never felt it would cope with anything more than 15 inch bar.  unless always doing stuff thats way over 15 inches i would drop down from 18.    

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As David says, would go for 15" bar and chain combo. Oregon for both is a good balance on price/quality, stick to 1.5 kerf as more robust for what you are doing. Personally I use full chisel 21LPX others prefer semi  21BPX when the wood is a bit dirtier, I would check these are compatable with your Stihl easyfile as I don't know as only use a file.

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Hi,

 

thanks for the replys. Are Oregon bars generally considered better than Husqvarna bars? I was just looking at the Husqvarna 15" X-Force Pro @£27.80 vs Oregan Spedcuts and Versacuts @£33. Durability is also an important factor for me. Cheers.

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