CBW-30000 Oil Hole Gasket

Introducing the New CBW-30000 Oil Hole Gasket

Cannon Bar Works Ltd. would like to introduce the new CBW-30000 Oil Hole Gasket that will now come standard with all C1 mount chainsaw bars. 

Cannon currently offers the SuperBar, SuperMini, Carver, and Pruner Bars in the C1 mount, which is a combination of multiple mount patterns and fits on the majority of chainsaws on the market that are under 60 CC. Because the mount is able to fit on multiple saws, there are always mounting holes and oiler holes that are not being used and the possibility for some oil to leak out.

Some of the newer saws on the market, such as the Husqvarna 550XP, do not come with outside bar plates or solid sprocket covers, and this causes excessive oil to leak. 

Cannon’s solution to this issue is the CBW-30000 Oil Hole Gasket, which fits over the bar studs, alongside the mount of the bar, and stops oil from leaking out of unused oiler holes. This gasket will now be supplied with all C1 mount bars and additional gaskets will be available for purchase through any Cannon Bar Works Dealer. 

Chainsaw Power to Bar Length Guide

Chainsaw Power to Bar Length Guide

CHAINSAW POWER in Cubic Centimeters.                            SUGGESTED BAR SIZE in Inches.

Less than 25 cc                                                                                  10  to 12”

26  to  35 cc                                                                                         12  to 16”

36  to  45 cc                                                                                         14  to 20”

46  to  60 cc                                                                                         16  to 24”

60  to  75 cc                                                                                         18  to 28”

76  to  90 cc                                                                                         20  to 32”

91  to  100 cc                                                                                       24  to 36”

100  to 115 cc                                                                                      26  to 50”

More than 116 cc                                                                             28  to 84”

This power to bar length guide is to be used a general reference only.

Please check your owner’s manual or contact your saw manufacturer to determine the minimum and maximum, lengths of bars that can be used on your specific saw.

Cannon is not  liable for saws damaged as a result of using inappropriately long or short bars.

Giving Cannon Bars A Second Life


Wes Adkins is the owner of Adkins Wood and Knife, a company located Iowa, USA. Adkins Wood and Knife started up as a hobby when Wes made his first knife as a fathers day gift for his dad many years ago.

As a professional forester, Wes had many worn out saw chain guide bars lying around his shop and he decided to test them as blade material. He found that the knives crafted from these guide bars worked very well. They were relatively easy to sharpen and held an edge under tough conditions. Wes stated that:

“The constant throughout my knife making evolution is my desire to re-purpose steel to give it new life as a blade. “

As word of Adkins Wood and Knife began to surface, Wes reached a point where his worn out bars could not keep up with blade demand. This is when Wes reached out to us at Cannon Bar Works about acquiring our seconds as the material source for his knifes. We were very intrigued by this and of course agreed!

“Cannon steel is used in nearly every blade I create. From hunting knives, to machetes and tomahawks, each client wields a piece of re-purposed Cannon steel. My knives and edge tools can be found in the hands of hunters, collectors, outdoors enthusiasts, and the armed forces and have served clients from Alaska to Afghanistan.”

Recently, Adkins Wood and Knife designed the Cannon ‘Superknife’ as a tribute to our “outstanding guide bar”. It was cut from Cannon steel, hand-crafted, and finished utilizing the same black magnetite process as Cannon.

In the woods I run a Cannon SuperBar on my saw for felling operations and I can honestly say that it is far superior to any other guide bar I have ever ran. In the same fashion the Cannon steel continually produces equally outstanding knives and edge tools.”

Wes Adkins makes all the knifes in his garage/converted shop space out of his own home in Iowa. The production of these knives allow Wes to use his creativity while providing clients with exactly what they are looking for. He prides himself in being a fully American Made company and has actually been nominated for a Martha Stewert American Made Grant, his nominee page can be seen here (voting starts September 21, 2015). We greatly admire Wes’s work and are so happy to have the relation we do with him and his amazing company!