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# How do you measure chainsaw bar length?

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Measuring a chainsaw bar length is a simple process that can be accomplished in minutes with just a measuring tape. The chainsaw bar length identifies the size of the cutting area of the chainsaw.

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1. Find the point where the chain enters the housing

The bar length includes the cutting part of the chainsaw, so you typically measure only to the point where the chain is present.

2. Find the end of the bar

The end of the bar is the furthest point of the bar from the housing.

3. Measure between the housing and the bar tip

After you find the point where the chain enters the housing and the end of the bar, simply measure the distance between the two points with a measuring tape.

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