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Fits the following chainsaws:

MAKITA [BUT remember you need a 1/4 drive sprocket fitted]

Makita XCU03, XCU04, XCU06, DUC303, DUC353, DUC254s, DUC256s, DUC305s, DUC306s, Dolmar AS-1925, AS-3626


 

A4SMB 8″[20cm] Sugihara Mini Makita Kit 1/4 .042[1.1mm] 52 drive links

$142.61

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Stock 59
Part Number EM1M-4K20-A-KIT-M
Weight 223g
Part Number EM1M-4K20-A-KIT-M Category:
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To find chains that fit this bar please keep scrolling down the page…

REMEMBER A4SMB BARS ONLY TAKE A4SMB CHAINS!

What you get in this kit:

 


There are 3 types of Sugihara Guidebar – Pro Laminated, Pro Solid and Light Type pro. Have a look at the second picture above in the gallery to see how these bars differ.

What makes a Sugihara bar so good? This is a difficult question to summarise easily.

Sugihara bars started manufacturing chainsaw bars in 1967 by Hideo Sugihara. Japan has always had a reputation for excellence forging and working steel. Having the knowledge to manufacture quality chainsaw bars is not something that is gained overnight. It is a complex process of which cutting out the initial bar is only one part.


Steel has different properties dependant on how it is heated then cooled. Sugihara bars may go through the process of heating and cooling up to 4 times on different parts of the bar in order to gain maximum performance. The rails need to be accurately cut and hardened but over hardening can make them brittle. The bar body needs to be stiff yet flexible. We have used a number of different chainsaw bars over the years including all the major manufactures. Sugihara bars are the hardest wearing bars out there. Even their laminated bars will outlast rivals.

On the single piece pro and light type bars the hardness of the rails is measured at HRC 60. Compare this to Stihl at HRC 57 and Oregon at HRC 55 and it is clear why these bars last longer. They are so hard they resist most flat files when it comes to bar dressing (we recommend a diamond dressing knife which can be found here).


However bear in mind they are more ‘thoroughbred’ in that if they are mistreated and the bar gets over heated they are more prone to chipping. In the wrong hands these bars have a far shorter lifespan so please be aware of your bar maintenance:

  1. Check your drive rim/drive sprocket BEFORE you buy a new bar – if worn you MUST change this before running a brand new high tolerance bar

  2. Old chains [yes if they have a been used ‘a few’ times this counts as old – must NOT be run on a new bar [or you can but you will likely wear the bar much faster]. If in doubt do not do it.

  3. DO bed in your new bar and allow all the different parts to begin the bedding in process


 

 

 

Additional information

Weight 223 g
Pack Size

x1 Bar, x2 Bars, x5 Bars, x20 Bars

Customer Reviews

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J.H.
Excellent

I use this on my single battery 18v Makita saw, usually considered an inadequate saw for most tasks, but with this bar and two 5ah batterys you have a super lightweight and efficient pruning saw for all sorts of reductions light tasks. This bar and chain and saw combination has improved the quality of my pruning and saved the effort of climbing with a heavy saw and or using a silky

A
A Mead
Love it

Turns a toy into a professional bargain

Chains that match

  • Oregon wooden file handle

    534370 Oregon Wooden File Handle

    Part Number 534370
    $4.19
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  • Stihl wooden file handle

    8114907860 Stihl Wooden File Handle

    Part Number 08114907860
    $4.30
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  • Vallorbe plastic file handle with file angles

    Vallorbe Plastic File Handle with File Angles

    Part Number AL240
    $6.28
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