Suitable Replacement Stihl 088 Chainsaw Bar Parts
If the sprocket nose is broken or
locked up, the bar needs to be replaced. The sole purpose of the bar
is to guide the chain in the wood for a clean and straight cut.
Performance Parts Supply suitable replacement chainsaw bars meet or exceed OEM specifications for Stihl 088 replacement bars and they cost less than OEM bars while maintaining excellent quality and durability. Chainsaw bars should either be replaced or cleaned per
manufacturers specifications that are located in your owners manual. You can quickly buy our suitable replacement Stihl 088 Chainsaw Bar parts for sale in our online store and get it shipped fast.
Stihl 088 Bar Lubrication Advice
The saw uses bar oil to lube the chain
and bar rails. Bar oil is designed to stick and cling to the chain
and not sling off. Motor oil is not a good substitute for bar oil.
Motor oil will not properly lube the chain because it is designed to
separate from engine parts and drain back into the oil pan to be
reused. Never attempt to use motor oil that has been used as used
motor oil has dirt and other particles in it giving it a black color.
Used motor oil could contain small metal pieces or shavings which
would cause extreme wear on the chain and Stihl 088 bar and may damage your oil
pump causing more costly repairs.
The chain needs to be sharp to cut wood
fast. Forcing the chain to cut can cause premature wear on the bar
rails and stretch the chain.
Our bars range in size from 10‹?? to
42‹?? with bar gauges from .043‹?? through .063‹??. If you are not
sure which gauge or pitch you are running on your saw, be sure to
check the chain cross over chart to determine your chain's gauge.
Additionally, there may be numbers stamped into the bar that may help
determine the gauge and pitch chain you will need.
Remember, the best saw to cut wood
should have a good sharp chain and good bar to guide the chain.
Stihl 088 Replacement Bar Maintenance Tips
The bar may need periodic maintenance. If the rails are sharp or rolled over, they will need to be dressed up by removing the rolled edge with a file, a bar rail dresser, or a hand grinder to remove the rolled edge and true the bar rail to be square and true again.
The Stihl 088 bar groove can become worn after use which causes the chain to roll from side to side. If this occurs, the bar should be replaced.
Important Notice - We are not affiliated with any chainsaw manufacturers and we do not attempt to make any affiliations with them. Any manufacturer logos, model names and numbers are the sole property of their respective owners and are used here for the sole purpose of reference. We do not sell OEM chainsaw parts for any brand. We do however, offer high quality suitable replacement parts guaranteed to meet or beat OEM part specifications like our suitable replacement Chainsaw Stihl 088 Bar we offer for sale for you to buy and put into their brand of chainsaws.