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How to Measure the Bar Length of A Chainsaw

by JEREMY HIPA 06 Jun 2022 0 Comments

A novice who does not have much experience with chainsaw chains, may have trouble finding the parameter, the length of the guide bar when it comes to changing a new saw chain. It is necessary for you to read on this simple and practical measure instruction for learning how to measure the bar length.

Furthermore, if you have no idea about how to choose the right chainsaw chain and what those parameters mean, you can look through this blog: How to Choose a Right Chainsaw Chain for a Beginner?

In the beginning, you need to prepare some tools and put on gloves to work through the process and protect yourself from the risk of injury.

  1. A Chainsaw with a Guide Bar
  2. A Tape Measure


    The Easiest Method

    The easiest way is to look right on the guide bar if your chainsaw is new. Usually, parameters are presented together on the guide bar, but after working for years, it is possible that the parameters on the guide bar would be hard to access.

     how to measure the bar length of a chainsaw chain 

    Of course, this print includes all parameters you need, the pitch, the gauge, the length of the guide bar, and the number of drive links.

    Another Method

    Another method is to measure with a tape measure from the tip of your guide bar back to the front of the power head. What you need to measure is the usable part of the guide bar, and if you had measured the wrong part, you would not get a precise number of your guide bar so you would never find the right chain for your chainsaw.

     how to measure the bar length of a chainsaw chain 


    If your measurement comes up a little short like 18 or 19 inches, you need to round it up to the next closest even number because all guide bars come in even number lengths.

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