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Stihl ES Light Bar
« on: July 11, 2019, 11:09:04 AM »
For Father's Day this year I received a gift card to my local Stihl dealer, and I'm toying with the idea of picking up a new ES Light bar for my 461.  I currently run a 28" Rollomatic, and I'm thinking of swapping to a 28" ES Light.  I was talking to a local logger here, and he swears by them.  I use my saws regularly during the spring/summer months for firewood, with some tree felling.

My question to the group- are they worth the extra money?  I'm interested to hear thoughts.

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Re: Stihl ES Light Bar
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 04:12:09 PM »
I recently got a 20" on my 362, and it doesn't feel much lighter than the Rollomatic E I was used to. That's comparing a consumer bar to a pro bar though. I think comparing pro to pro light would have been more noticeable, and a 28" like yours should feel even better.

I'm not familiar with the 461, but if it balances with the nose down with your normal 28", I think you'd like the light bar. IMO, balance is even more important than gross weight. I'd rather use a saw that was heavier overall, but had a nice balance over a lighter saw that was nose heavy.

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Re: Stihl ES Light Bar
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 10:22:21 PM »
at 20 inch I say no but 24 inch up I say yes , they seem to wear pretty good and I have had no problems with these bars

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Re: Stihl ES Light Bar
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 08:42:32 AM »
I weighed my 20" 3003 mount ES light bar and the scale said 2 lbs spot on. I got a 20" Cannon bar that weighs 4 lbs and both my Oregon and Windsor bars weigh 2.75lbs each.
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Re: Stihl ES Light Bar
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 07:10:21 PM »
ya I donot find much difference in weight on the 20 inch, but I have cut a lot of timber with this 20 inch lite es bar


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