Can I put a longer blade on my chainsaw?

The answer is yes and no. Many chainsaws are designed to take different size units. For example, the Husqvarna 460 Rancher is commonly sold with a 20 inch bar and chain. However, it is capable of taking anything between 13” and 24”.

What is an advanced cut chainsaw blade?

ControlCut™ Make smooth and precise cuts with the stiffer bar and smaller-radius nose and choose Micro Chisel or semi-chisel chain types.

Can you put a 18 inch bar on a 16-inch chainsaw?

Generally speaking, the higher the power of a chainsaw, the longer the guide bar it can handle. Chainsaw power is measured using the following units: Displacement (gas chainsaws)…Bar length based on chainsaw power.

Engine Type Power Rating Compatible Bars
Gas 35 – 45 CC 12 – 18 Inches
Gas 45 – 60 CC 16 – 20 Inches

Can you put a bigger bar on a Stihl ms170?

Stihl recommends that its MS 170, MS 171, MS 180, MS 181, MS 192 and MS 211 homeowner models be equipped with guide bars between 12 and 16 inches. The MS 250 and MS 251 models are equipped with larger 45 cc engines and are capable of driving an 18-inch bar.

Is the length of a chainsaw blade interchangeable?

General chain lengths, like 18 inches, are not interchangeable. That’s because chainsaw chains actually have three measurements: number of drive links, pitch, and gauge.

When do you need a new saw chain?

That means you’ll need to buy a replacement saw chain at some point. Before you begin to shop, measure the bar length, pitch, gauge and the number of drive links on your gear. When a saw chain is the right size, it’ll stay safely on the bar so you can make quick work of firewood and lighten heavy tree limbs.

Where are the numbers on a chainsaw blade?

Your current chainsaw bar is likely to have all of the measurements you need for a chain replacement stamped right on the blade itself. These numbers are located on the end of the bar that’s hidden behind bolted cover on the chainsaw body. If you take the blade off, you should discover a small printed set of numbers near the end.

What kind of bar do I need to replace my Chainsaw?

You might find that some manufacturers’ replacement bars have distinct special features. Oregon’s Intenz bars, for example, let you correctly tension your chain simply by loosening the bar nuts and turning a screwdriver in the chain adjustment slot. Certain manufacturers have designed some models of their saws to work only with Intenz bars.

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