8261 ICS 695GC & 633GC Chain Saw Guide Bars
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how do i measure the bar for the lenth
ICS describes their guide bars by how deep the saw is able to cut into a concrete wall. For example, a 14" guide bar cuts 14" into a concrete wall. The saw is able to cut 14" because the bar extends 14" out from the saw powerhead. if you are not using a ICS saw, the length will depend on where the drive sprockets are positioned.
It is best to use the overall length when your not sure of which guide bar to buy. The overall length will always remain a constant. However, as your chain stretches during normal use, you'll use the chain tensioner to extend the guide bar, and it is therefore a less reliable measurement.