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Can't Find 8 inch chain bar for Troy Bilt pole saw

I have a Troy Bilt, Model TBPS, Pole Chainsaw. It is an attachment to my Troy Bilt Pole Gas String Trimmer. The 8 inch chain bar is worn out, and Troy Bilt does not have the replacement part and could only give the names and phone numbers of part dealers to see if they might have one. No Luck. I have also searched the internet with no luck so far. The Bar has an Oregon Part Number: 080NATA318. I contacted Oregon today and they say it was an O.E.M. part that if they had it, they are not allowed to sell it retail due to contracts with Troy Bilt. Oregon's Technical Services is doing some checking to see what can be done, It might be that I will have to buy a whole new pole saw attachment and pitch the old one. I purchased the saw from Lowe's less than one year ago. Do you have any suggestions before I toss the $100.00 attachment into the trash. I can't use it with the worn out bar. The rest of the saw is fine and in good shape.

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  • dglody Jun 29, 2009

    Lowe's does not have the part. They only sell the complete pole saw unit.

  • dglody Jul 26, 2009

    Thanks for the info. Oregon Chains also came up with a substitute 10 inch bar and chain instead of the 8 inch.

  • mark groves
    mark groves May 11, 2010

    Hi have you turned the bar over and used the other side? There is other bar manufacturers they are GB products ,ga power equipment spares . hope this helps

  • Dwain Pippen May 11, 2010

    What is the rest of the model number? There is more after the TBPS, like 41AJPS-C711 or 8 DL 41AJPS-C966. There is one that is discontinued, another still available.

  • Keith Parker May 11, 2010

    They have a book in the lawn and garden section..that they can order just about any part for any piece of equipment they sell..because they cant stock it all...and you already have the part number..so i would call and see.....Keith

  • Keith Parker May 11, 2010

    Did you check with Lowes..i have a Troy Bilt trimmer and i seen the pole saw attachment there..and i figure they would have or they could get the chain bar for you..even if they had to order it

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