If you are looking to getting into chainsaw carving please read this post on arbtalk here.

 

Chainsaw carving is NOT like standard chainsaw use – ie. you can’t simply strap on a carving bar and do carving – we broke our first carving bar and shortly after broke the chainsaw… please learn by our mistakes! We did not follow the below..

 

  1. Chain is SLACK – no where near as tight as a standard bar, it should be hanging off the underside of the bar
  2. R7 bars running 1/4 .043 are SUPER delicate and only used for very fine detail work
  3. Carving is mainly done with the saw at half throttle [or thereabouts] – very different from standard work where most cuts are with full throttle
  4. Carving bars take longer to bed in – run them gently and ensure they don’t get hot for the first couple of tanks [which means carve for a minute – rest a minute – carve for a minute = rest for a minute… ]
  5. Take the heels of the cutter teeth to reduce friction [Stihl 3661-13RMS already has this feature] but click here to see more on this.

 

 

 

 

 

You want more info on carving? Then have a look at these pages here… But grab a cuppa and do this when you have time – Carving like chainsaw milling is an art, a skill and you will not simply be able to spend 20 minutes to buy your bits then get cracking [or you can but you will break something at some point..]

 

If the bar is Sugihara and starts BN6 [for Cannon it is C1] this is a UNIVERSAL mount and will fit most small saws under 40cc.

 


 

[STIHL3] ST2C-0A45P-A Sugihara 18″[45cm] Light Type Pro Toonie Tip – 3/8 Lo Pro .050 64 drive links or .325 .050 72 drive links

$148.44

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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


 

 

 

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