Chainsawbars are the only importer of Sugihara bars in the UK. Sugihara supply 80% of the Japanese pro market and have been manufacturing bars since 1967. Our range of bars can be found below. If you can’t find the Sugihara guide bar you are looking for, or have any questions, Call us on +44 (0)1590 681 259 or WhatsApp or text us on +44 (0)7508 276 769
The smallest nosed bars are known as R7 tips (the tip radius of these is 7mm). They are for the most delicate detail work and only run the smallest of chains Stihl 3670-71PM3. Only use these on small low powered saws.
These typically have a radius of 9mm and only run 1/4 .050 chain. This really only gives you x2 options with the Oregon 25F full feature chain (continuous cutters for a more planing style action) or Stihl 3661-13RMS which has smaller cutters to give a more frictionless action on the nose.
These are radius 12.5mm and you can run either 3/8 lo pro .050 OR 1/4 .050. The tip is large enough for the longer 3/8 lo pro chain to travel around but some carvers like the finer action and feel of 1/4 .050 chain.
these are much larger at 20mm radius and are only currently available in 18″ lengths on a Light Type Sugihara. These give longer reach and may be run with either 3/8 lo pro or .325 .050.
These bars are similar to the Oregon Pro lite and Pro Am and Stihl Rollamatic chainsaw bars. They feature a sandwich construction where 2 pieces are welded together with the internal space filled with a punched blank. These are less expensive to produce and can be made lighter in weight.
Formed and cut from a single piece of steel the pro solid bars have the best durability and stiffness characteristics. They are lacquered rather than painted. Ultimate durability and performance mean this is the benchmark bar. These bars carry a red label.
The light type bars are effectively the solid bars but with sections carefully removed then filled with resin. This helps retain all the characteristics of a solid bar yet makes the bar lighter. Light type Sugihara bars are the most sought after due to their high performance and lighter weight. They are easily recognised by the white resin sections and black labels.
Which bar fits what saw?
- For Stihl chainsaws click here.
- For Husqvarna chainsaws click here.
- For Echo chainsaws click here.
- For Dolmar chainsaws click here.
- Multi mount bars click here.
Further video viewing
- Overview on the www.sugiharabarsuk.co.uk website if you are looking for non standard bars.
- Good video from West Hill Saw House here with some weight comparisons.
- Testing a 16″ Sugi Black Label Lite Type on Stihl MS201T from Arbator Tree Services.
- Testing a 14″ Sugihara Black Label Lite Type bar in British Columbia by Reg Coates.
For more details on Sugihara bars and to view the full range visit www.sugiharabarsuk.co.uk. The bars that appear on CSB are the standard pitch and gauge but we stock several other options on most mounts.
To see more info on bar numbers then click this link here which takes you to our pdf listing all guidebars as well as information on that varius bar numbers refer to.
‘Sugihara chainsaw guide bars for the professional market. Sugihara have manufactured chainsaw guide bars in Japan since 1957. The factory was started by Hideo Sugihara and has been run by the Sugihara family ever since with knowledge passed from father to son. There are even several generations of workers whose fathers and grandfathers started working for the Sugihara family under Hideo Sugihara. These guide bars have always been produced in the same factory by the same people.
Steel has different properties depending on how it is heated then cooled. Sugihara chainsaw guide bars go through the process of heating and cooling up to 4 times on different parts of the bar for maximum performance. The rails are accurately cut and then hardened as much as possible without becoming brittle. The bar body needs to be less hard but still needs to be stiff enough for good control whilst maintaining flexibility.
Sugihara chainsaw guide bars durability and strength Sugihara rails measure on a hardness scale HRC 60. Compare this to Stihl at HRC 57 and Oregon at HRC 55. Sugihara chainsaw guide bars are so hard they resist most flat files when it comes to bar dressing. They also come in a huge range from the smallest 8′′ dime tip carving bar up to a 46′′ Pro Solid bar. If you are serious about your tree cutting equipment and you want the best guide bar on the market, then fit a Sugihara bar.’