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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2014, 10:53:32 am »
50cc under 16" for me. If it's got balls to pull it it gets 3/8. No balls  it gets .325.
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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2014, 11:46:12 am »
My Husqvara 353 came with a 20" narrow kerf bar.  I wanted it with an 18" bar, but did not have a choice at that dealer.  Ended up buying a 16"NK bar for it that I use most of the time. 

I use the 20" bar for bigger stuff (I don't own a larger saw) but take it easy when I cut with it.  If I am bucking with it, the weight of the bar rests on the log, most of the time. If I am limbing, I prefer the weight and balance of the 16" bar.

Stores like Sears will fit an 18" bar on a 42cc powerhead and tell you that it is 'a bigger saw' to sell it.  Yeah, it might fit, and it might cut.  But more and more I think that there that there is a 'sweet spot' for each saw, when matched with the right sprocket/bar/chain combination.  Differences between the Husky 353 and 346 are a great example why you cannot go by displacement alone.

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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2014, 11:51:26 am »
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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2014, 02:18:02 pm »
I recently picked up another 338xpt sporting a 16" bar. I see no reason to have anything bigger then a 14" on these little fella's.

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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2014, 02:27:22 pm »
I liked 12" on the 338. 14" was longest I had for them.
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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2014, 02:37:09 pm »
I used to like 20" on a 50cc so I didn't have to end over but after using saws for a few years decided that a 16" was were it was at for a 50cc limbing saw.
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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2014, 04:31:35 pm »
I'm a 28" 70cc guy. My 357 has a 20". I want to try a 24" on it next.

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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2014, 05:33:49 pm »
 for all kind of forest work,firewood etc 50cc saw   (  13" , 15 "  1.5mm  and 18" 1.6mm bars )      ( stihl chainsaw)




 

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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2014, 06:42:13 pm »
I liked 12" on the 338. 14" was longest I had for them.

I will end up w/a 12" if this other saw proves to be worthy.

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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2014, 07:42:13 pm »
I ran an 18" on a Husky 345, it worked well for limbing and bucking mostly poplar. I never had occasion to bury it, liked the reach. If I needed to cut harder or larger wood I definitely would want a 359 or even 357XP.
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