There are 3 types of Sugihara Guidebar – Laminated, Pro Solid and Light Type. They are all professional grade chainsaw bars with different features.
The Laminated & Pro Solid bars are a sandwich construction with two pieces of steel welded together and the internal space filled with a punched blank.
The Pro Lightweight bars are single piece steel with sections removed and replaced with a rigid light weight resin for make them lighter. The Sugihara Light Type bars are the most popular version among tree professionals.
These chainsaw bars will improve your production output and save you money by outperforming all other brands of chainsaw bar. But the most remarkable feature about the Sugihara chainsaw bar is how stiff it is.
Read on to find out what makes a Sugihara bar better than others…..
- Manufactured and polished to perfection from the highest quality steel
- Solid Steel Construction
- Super wear resistant rails
- Even heat distribution which reduces rail cracking chipping
- Extreme bar resiliency prevents permanent bending
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 manufacturers and have found that 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.
However bear in mind they are more ‘thoroughbred’ in that if they are mistreated and the bar gets over heated they can be more more prone to chipping.
Fits the following chainsaws:
Husqvarna 33, 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 49, 50, 51, 55, 57, 124, 133, 134, 136, 137, 140, 141, 142, 154, 234, 235, 238, 240, 242XP, 246, 254, 257, 261, 262, 340, 345XP, 346XP, 350, 351, 353, 355, 357XP, 359, 360, 362XP, 435e, 440e, 444, 445e Rancher, 450, 455, 460, 545, 55, 550XP, 550XPG, 555XP, 560XP, 560XPG