How Do I Know What Size Guide Bar I Have?
Your guide bar's length is represented by the (1.) cutting length (or "called length"), which is different from its total or (2.) overall length. The cutting length is the distance from the front of the saw to the tip of the guide bar, rounded to the nearest inch. The overall length of a 16-inch bar may be about 20 inches.
Tip: If you have an Oregon bar, look at the part number stamped on the motor end. The first two digits, such as 16, tell you the called length.
What is the “Guide Bar Product Family?”
Oregon understands that the need of woodcutters – professionals and novices – are as diverse as the terrains and environments in which they work.
We have organized our guide bars into product families with key characteristics that different users will value. These product families will ensure that you choose the right bar based on your everyday needs. It will make understanding the differences between our products effortless.