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Echo Bar Sizes and Compatibility

Echo offers a decent selection of original guide bars for all Echo chainsaw models. The Echo bar lineup is narrower (and clearer) than that of Husqvarna or Stihl, but may still appear confusing. The pitch&gauge combinations are relatively few, but the tail mounts situation is much more complicated.

I wrote this article to guide you through Echo bar sizes and bar compatibility within Echo saws. This article also lists the current Echo bar models in each size to help you find the right bar for your saw. If you’re new to chainsaws, you may also want to read my post on chainsaw bar compatibility in general. Be sure also to check my overview of Oregon bars for Echo for more options.

Overview

The table below gives an overview of the Echo bar sizes and roughly indicates which saw models each size fits. Bar models listed further down.

ECHO
Mount
SAWS
Pitch
GaugeBarsEcho saws  
A041/
K041
3/8
Low
Pro.
.043”A4CDCordless
.050”A0CD
A0ED
A0ES
A0ZD
<40cc
.325”.050”A0MD36...50cc
K095.325”.050”B0ADCS-4510
A216.325”.050”F0AD
F0LD
45...54cc
D076/
D176
3/8”.050”D0AS
D0PS
45...81cc

Echo bar mounts

Echo uses around four different tail mounts in their guide bars. The mounts carry names in the Oregon coding and are listed in the table below. From smallest to largest, the mounts are A041/K041, A0216, A095/K095 and D076/D176.

ECHO
MOUNTS
SlotNotes
A041/
K041
.322″
(8.2mm)
oils through
tensioner
A0216
(K216)
.322″
(8.2mm)
oil holes
right
K095
(/A095)
.322″
(8.2mm)
oil holes
right
D076/
D176
.315″
(8.0mm)
oil holes
right

Four mounts is more than with other brands and the dual designations make the mount lineup somewhat confusing. I wrote around four since in Oregon code, A041 and K041 actually differ in tail width, and A095 and K095 also in oil hole location. We must trust Echo to have designed the mount plate on each saw model to allow for these differences.

Pitches and gauges

New Echo bars use fewer pitches and gauges than Husky or Stihl bars. This is great for compatibility.

The used pitches are 3/8″ Low Profile, .325″ and 3/8″ (regular). Echo no longer offers the very short or long 1/4″ and .404″ pitches.

The gauges are only two: .043″ and .050″. Personally, I think sticking to only .050″ is a nice move from Echo: it eliminates the .050″/.058″/.063″ hassle, common in 3/8″ pitch bars, which serves almost no technical purpose.

The pitch&gauge combinations in use are easy to remember: .043″ is and option for 3/8″ Low Profile; everything else is .050″.

Echo bar models

Current Echo bar models and lengths are listed in tables below. The tables are ordered by pitch and mount. I have also included a link to the bar and a compatible Echo or Oregon chain in Amazon where available. (Workshoppist.com is an Amazon Associate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.)

Echo bar online availability is patchy – please check my list of Oregon models for Echo for more options.

3/8″ Low Profile -pitch

The 3/8″ Low Profile pitch Echo bar models come in the A041/K041 mount and .043″ or .050″ gauge. The .043″ gauge models fit cordless Echo saws while the .050″ gauge models fit most gas models up to 40cc (exceptions listed under .325″, K041). Some bar models are recommended for specific saws as indicated below. (See Oregon bar options)

ECHO BARS
A041/K041
3/8LP” – .043″
Lenghts
in(DL)*
A4CD
•Small nose
•Narrow kerf
•For CS-2511T
12″(45)
14″(52)
16″(56)
*links to Amazon:bar(ch.n)
ECHO BARS
A041/K041
3/8LP” – .050″
Lenghts
in(DL)*
A0CD
•Small nose
•Laminate
10″(39)
12″(45)
14″(52)
16″(57)
18″(62)
A0ED
•Pole saws
•Small nose
•Laminate
12″(45)
A0ES
•Multi-rivet nose
•CS-355T, CS-361P
•Laminate
14″(52)
16″(57)
A0ZD
•Small nose
•Built-in tensioner
•Laminate
14″(52)
16″(57)
*links to Amazon:bar(ch.n)

.325″ pitch (K041)

The .325″ pitch, K041 mount Echo bars fit most low-to-medium-powered Echo saws between 36…50cc in engine size. Included are three-digit models CS-360EVL, CS-440(EVL), CS-510 and CS-520 as well as four-digit models between CS-3600 and CS-5000.

Curiously, there seems to be only a single bar model and length available from Echo in this mount and pitch. Oregon gives you a lot more options – be sure to check the Oregon selection.

ECHO BARS
A041/K041
.325″ – .050″
Lenghts
in(DL)*
A0MD
•Small nose
•Laminate
20″(78)
*links to Amazon:bar(ch.n)

.325″ (K095)

The K095 mount, .325″ pitch bar type, common in Husqvarna saws, is used by Echo only in the CS-4510. There is only one original Echo bar model (B0AD) in three lengths in this mount and pitch, but Oregon offers many more (See Oregon bar options).

ECHO BARS
K095
.325″ – .050″
Lenghts
in(DL)*
B0AD
•Small nose
•Laminate
•CS-4510
16″(66)
18″(72)
20″(78)
*links to Amazon:bar(ch.n)

.325″ (A216)

Echo bars with K216 mount, .325” pitch fit a handful of gas-powered Echo chainsaw models between 45cc and 54cc. These include CS-450(P), CS-490, CS-501(P), CS-530 and CS-550P. These bars are available in .050″ gauge and are listed in the table below. (See Oregon bar options)

ECHO BARS
A216
.325″ – .050″
Lenghts
in(DL)*
F0AD
•Small nose
•Laminate
16″(66)
18″(72)
20″(78)
F0LD
•Large nose
•Laminate
16″(66)
18″(72)
20″(78)
*links to Amazon:bar(ch.n)

3/8″ pitch (D176)

Echo 3/8″ pitch, D076/D176 mount bars are used in mid-to-high-powered Echo saws from around 45cc up to the largest models (around 100cc). Mid-sized models using this mount and pitch are CS-451(VL), CS-452(VL), CS-5001, CS-500EVL(VL), CS-501EVL, CS-510EVL, CS-550(EVL) and CS-5500. Additionally, all three-digit models from CS-590 upwards and four-digit models from CS-5500 up take these bars.

These bars all come now in the .050″ gauge. Note that there is a lot of mixing between 3/8″ and .325″ in the various mounts at around 50cc. (See Oregon bar options)

ECHO BARS
D076/D176
3/8″ – .050″
Lenghts
in(DL)*
D0AS
•Laminate
•Timberwolf
18″(64)
20″(70)
24″(84)
D0PS
•Solid
•RSN

•Long nose
16″(60)
18″(66)
20″(70)
24″(81)
27″(93)
32″(105)
36″(116)
*links to Amazon:bar(ch.n)