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  1. ammoaddict

    ammoaddict Super OPE Member

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    I got a new 545 and thinking about getting an 18" sugi or tsumura light bar for it. I have read stories about some of these bars leaking oil on saws with captive bar nuts. What do y'all recommend? Thanks.

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    Cat 525 Here For The Long Haul!

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    It's ok! Gotta keep your boots oiled up!
     
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    I ran a sugi on my 545 when I had it and had zero problems like that.
     
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    Thanks. I like the look of the sugi, but the tsumura is about $25 cheaper. I'm still undecided.

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    They are pretty much the same. I’ve have both. I’d get the cheaper one.
     
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    I bought the same bar in sugi for my 550 and it bent real easy. Im now a tsumura kind guy.
     
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    +1

    Also, the 545 I had came with a Sugi and I noticed nothing out of the ordinary running it.
     
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    andyshine77 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I think the Sugi tips are a little better, other than that they are both very high quality.
     
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    The Oiler holes sealed it for me, I had oiling issues with sugis on my 241 and 261.

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    Tsumura, sugi, Stihl, sugi.

    This was after I enlarged the holes on the sugi’s.

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    So the sugi was ok after enlarging the oil hole or are you suggesting not to get a sugi?

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    Just my opinion based on those 2 bars it’s Tsumura or Cannon from now on.

    They are still marginal the stock Stihl ones were fine.

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    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    Wow I wonder why they make it so much smaller. The husky mount sugi’s look nothing like that, there more open and angled like the tsumura. Looks like a little larger drill bit would take care of it.
     
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    I had to enlarge the oil hole on my sugi too.
     
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    What kind of saw was it on?

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    I have Tsumura bars on a modded ms390, modded ms362 and a modded 55 Rancher. No problems
     
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    I’m using TsuMura on 6401, 6421, 7900 and 9010. Great bar for the money.
     
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    They sure are. My 24” Tsumura was slightly lighter than my Stihl es light. That is impressive considering the price difference.
     
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    Both very decent, sometimes the Sugi has a longer stud slot which can be good if using adapters to run Stihl mount on husky/Dolmar. Price is the reason I have about 10 Tsumuras & only 3 Sugis. They were great value when sold under the Total label. But too he honest, I find made in Canada Windsor Speed tips to he the best value these days, IMO the rail hardness, sprocket quality, fit & finish are as good as the Jap bars. I can buy them NOS at half the price and they last/perform very well.
     
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    Where do you source a Tsumara bar for the 545/550 mount? I may have an interest in getting a new bar for my 550
     
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