What is Pixel ,chain, Bar ?

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    Pixel is Husky speak for narrow kerf cutting equipment I believe.
     
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    So , is a narrow kerf chain just narrower teeth with pitch gauge and DL the same ?
     
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    small bar mount .
    .325
    Not a quality bar. Oregon makes a better bar when you have to replace yours. IMO
    hs bar.jpg
     
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    I was just thinking I might get a 16" bar for the 445 (18 on it now) cuz they are half price at TS, but what they have may not be worth the trouble
     
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    The bar that came new on my 359 was a low quality Husqvarna bar.
    The oil port would clog often & it would get burrs after a few trips. Soft steel I think.
    Got an Oregon Pro-lite. No oil port problems, yet to have any burrs.

    Kept it as a back up for emergencies.
    Found out there is a quality difference from the cheap box store bars & saw shop bars. :)
    Not sure Husqy makes a good bar. I think the sell some of their saws with low quality bars made by Oregon.

    Any way, I'm glad I got the Pro-lite on the saw now, it's a better bar.
     
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    Pixel = .325 narrow kerf.(NK)

    I've been running .325 standard kerf chain (Oregon 20LP, Stihl RS) on my16" Husqvarna Pixel bar (346XP) for the past few years--no problems. FWIW, the bar came with the saw from a dealer.

    NK chain on NK bar = ok
    NK chain on standard kerf bar = no
    standard kerf chain on NK bar = ok
     

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