Husqvarna 257 Saw Profile

Basic Information

HUSQVARNA 257
Model name:257
Engine size:57cc
Power output:3.6
2.7
hp
kW
Weight
(powerhead):
12.3
5.6
lb.
kg
Bar length:13″…20″
Chain pitch:.325″
(3/8″)
Bar mount:Small

Compatible Bars

Husqvarna bars (.325″)

The Husqvarna 257 takes all Husqvarna guide bars with the Small mount, .325″ pitch and .050″ or .058″ gauge when fitted with a .325″ drive sprocket (default). The compatible original bars are listed in the two tables below. Recommended bar lengths are 13″ to 20″, compatible bars outside this range greyed out.

Selection guide: the narrow-kerf HLN-250 or XF-250 (X-Force) bars with a SP33G Pixel chain run the lightest and are a good choice for occasional use; the replaceable-nose HT-250 and HT-258 last the longest in heavy use.

HUSQVARNA BARS
Small mount

.325″ pitch
.050″ gauge:
Lengths
in. (DL)
HLN-250
· Laminated
· Narrow kerf (Pixel)
· SP33G chain
SP33G
16″ (66)
18″ (72)
20″ (79)
HT-250 Pro RSN
· Solid bar
· Replaceable nose
SP33G
16″ (66)
18″ (72)
20″ (78)
XF-250
· X-Force
· Laminated
· For X-Cut chains

SP33G
13″ (56)
16″ (66)
18″ (72)
20″ (80)
FT-250
· “Farm Tough”
· Laminated
H23
20″ (80)
HL-250
· Laminated
H23
20″ (78)
HUSQVARNA BARS
Small mount

.325″ pitch
.058″ gauge:
Chains:
H25

Lengths
in. (DL)
HL-258
· Laminated
20″ (78)
HT-258 Pro RSN
· Solid bar
· Replaceable nose
16″ (66)
18″ (72)
20″ (78)
XF-258
· X-Force
· Laminated
· For X-Cut chains
16″ (66)
18″ (72)

Husqvarna bars (3/8″)

Husqvarna 257 may optionally also be fitted with a 3/8″ pitch drive sprocket. In this configuration, the 257 takes Husqvarna bars with the Small mount, 3/8″ pitch and .050″ or .058″ gauge. These bars are listed in the two tables below; the too long 24″ models greyed out.

Selection guide: the FT-280, FT-288 and XF-280 bars are affordable choices for general use. The replaceable-nose HT-280 and HT-288 are more durable in heavy use, while the hard-nose HA-280 is the best for dirty cutting conditions.

HUSQVARNA BARS
Small mount

3/8″ pitch
.050″ gauge
Chains:
C83,H80

Lengths
in. (DL)
FT-280
· “Farm Tough”
· Laminated
18″ (68)
20″ (72)
HA-280 Pro Solid
· Solid bar
· Hard nose
18″ (68)
20″ (72)
HA-380 Pro Solid
· Solid bar
· Hard nose
18″ (68)
20″ (72)
24″ (84)
HLI-280
· Laminated
14″ (52)
16″ (56)
HT-280 Pro RSN
· Replaceable nose

16″ (60)
18″ (68)
20″ (72)
24″ (84)
XF-280
· X-Force
· Laminated
· For X-Cut chains
18″ (68)
20″ (72)
HUSQVARNA BARS
Small mount

3/8″ pitch
.058″ gauge
Chains:
C85,H81

Lengths
in. (DL)
FT-288
· “Farm Tough”
· Laminated
18″ (68)
20″ (72)
HT-288 Pro RSN
· Solid bar
· Replaceable nose
16″ (60)
18″ (68)
20″ (72)
24″ (84)

Oregon bars (.325″)

Oregon makes a large number of Husqvarna 257 -compatible guide bars in the K095 mount, .325″ pitch and both in .050″ and .058″ gauges. These bars are listed in the two tables below.

The AdvanceCut™ (PXB) bars are lightweight and affordable and a good choice for occasional use; the replaceable-nose PowerCut™ bars give the longest service life. (The narrow-kerf SpeedCut™ and AdvanceCut™ (MLB) bars (.050″) are not specified for the 57cc size of the 257.)

OREGON BARS
K095 mount
.325″ pitch
.050″ gauge
Lengths
in. (DL)
AdvanceCut™ (MLB/PXB)
· Standard bar
MLB:
· narrow kerf
· 95TXL chain
PXB:
· regular kerf
· 20B, 20L chain
MLB:
13″ (56)
15″ (64)
16″ (66)
18″ (72)

PXB:
18″ (72)
20″ (78)
PowerCut™ (EXL/RNB)
(recommended,
heavy-duty)
· Replaceable nose
· Solid body
· 20L chain
EXL:
16″ (66)
20″ (78)
RNB:
16″ (66)
20″ (78)
SpeedCut™ (TXLB/TXLG)
(only up to 55cc)
· Narrow kerf
· Up to 55cc saws
· TXLB small nose
· TXLG large nose
· 95TXL chain



TXLB:
13″ (56)
15″ (64)
16″ (66)
18″ (72)
20″ (78)
TXLG:
15″ (64)
16″ (66)
18″ (72)
20″ (78)
VersaCut™ (VXLG)
· Lightweight pro bar
· Large nose
· 20B chain
16″ (66)
18″ (72)
20″ (78)
OREGON BARS
K095 mount
.325″ pitch
.058″ gauge
Lengths
in. (DL)
AdvanceCut™ (PXB)
· Standard bar
· PXB small nose
· SFG large nose
· 21BPX chain

PXB:
15″ (64)
16″ (66)
18″ (72)
20″ (78)
SFG:
18″ (72)
ControlCut™ (PXLB)
· Lightweight pro bar
· Low-kickback nose
· 21BPX chain
13″ (56)
15″ (64)
16″ (66)
18″ (72)
PowerCut™ (EXLB/RNB)
(recommended,
heavy-duty)

· Replaceable nose
· Solid body

· Large nose
· 21L chain



EXLB:
15″ (64)
16″ (66)
18″ (72)
20″ (78)
RNB:
13″ (56)
15″ (64)
16″ (66)
18″ (72)
20″ (78)
VersaCut™ (VXLG)
· Lightweight pro bar
· Large nose
· 21L chain
15″ (64)
16″ (66)
18″ (72)
20″ (78)

Oregon bars (3/8″)

With a 3/8″ drive sprocket, Husqvarna 257 takes Oregon bars with the K095 mount, 3/8″ pitch and .050″ or .058″ gauge. These bars are listed in the two tables below, with longer-than-recommended models greyed out.

A quick selection guide: the AdvanceCut™ bars are light and affordable and the best choice for occasional use; the replaceable-nose PowerCut™ models will last the longest in intensive use.

OREGON BARS
K095 mount
3/8″ pitch
.050″ gauge
Lengths
in. (DL)
AdvanceCut™ (PXD/SFH)
(recommended, light-duty)
· Standard bar
· PXD small nose
· SFH large nose
· 72V chain
PXD:
16″ (59)
SFH:
18″ (68)
20″ (72)
DuraCut™ (ATM/DXL)
· Hard nose
· Tough, hard-wearing
· Dirty conditions
ATM:
20″ (72)
DXL:
20″ (72)
PowerCut™ (EXL/RND)
(recommended,
heavy-duty)
· Replaceable nose
· Solid body

· Large nose
· 72E/J/L chain





EXL:
16″ (60)
18″ (68)
20″ (72)
24″ (84)
28″ (93)
RND:
16″ (60)
18″ (68)
20″ (72)
24″ (84)
28″ (93)
VersaCut™ (VXLH)
· Lightweight pro bar
· Large nose
· 72DPX chain
16″ (60)
18″ (68)
20″ (72)
OREGON BARS
K095 mount
3/8″ pitch
.058″ gauge
Lengths
in. (DL)
AdvanceCut™ (SFH)
· Standard bar
· SFH large nose
18″ (68)
20″ (72)
DuraCut™ (ATM)
· Hard nose
· Tough, hard-wearing
· Dirty conditions
16” (60)
18” (68)
20” (72)
DuraCut™ XD (DXLM)
· Hard nose
· Tough, hard-wearing
· Dirty conditions
16” (60)
18” (68)
20” (72)
22” (76)
24” (80)
PowerCut™ (EXLD/RND)
(recommended,
heavy-duty)
· Replaceable nose
· Solid body

· Large nose
· 73E/J/L chain
EXLD:
16” (60)
18” (68)
20” (72)
24” (84)
RND:
16” (60)
18” (68)
20” (72)
24” (84)
VersaCut™ (SLH/VXLH)
· Lightweight pro bar
· Large nose
· 73E/J/L chain
SLH:
18” (68)
VXLH:
15” (56)
16” (60)
18” (64)
20” (72)