In today's market place you will find more than 100 different manufactures of aftermarket and OEM chainsaw and concrete saw cylinders. You will find most aftermarket cylinders are made in China and some are made in Taiwan. The quality and price of these cylinders are all over the place. You will find chrome plated cylinders that from the picture looks just like the original that is on your saw but when you receive it the true quality of it is clear. It's like the old saying "You get what you pay for". These Chrome cylinders might work fine for a month or two but once they get 10 hours or more it's just a matter of time that they will fail and you will be shopping again for a replacement cylinder kit.
This is were Force-Tec comes into play. We saw a opportunity to build and manufacture a high quality Nikasil plated cylinder that are built to match or exceed the original manufacture cylinder of the most common chainsaws in today's market. We can guaranty that our Nikasil plated Force-Tec cylinders are the very best aftermarket cylinders in the world.
Why Nikasil Over Chrome?
|Comparison||Chrome Plated Cylinder||Force-Tec Nikasil Plated Cylinder|
|Surface Hardness||HV 850~100||HV 2000|
The heart of any chainsaw or concrete saw is the cylinder. The table above shows the difference in the Specs of the commonly found Chrome plated cylinder and the Force-Tec Nikasil plated cylinders. As you can see our Force-Tec cylinder has twice the hardness, corrosion resistance, scuff resistance, durability and low frictional coefficients as the Chrome plated cylinder. The Force-Tec Nikasil cylinders are build to handle the wear and tear that you want to put to it. They are built for the commercial tree removed companies that have a high demand on their saws and need a saw that will last and not leave them hanging. Which comes to say that if the professionals are using these cylinders then you should too!
Learn More About Nikasil?
Here's what Wikipedia has to say about it. " Nikasil is short for Nickel Silicon Carbide. Silicon carbide is a very hard ceramic (much harder than steel) that can be dissolved in nickel. The nickel solution can then be electroplated onto the aluminium cylinder bore. The piston rings will then rub off the exposed nickel, leaving a very hard layer of silicon carbide to protect the aluminium piston from direct contact with the aluminium cylinder. With this setup, the engine tolerances can be much tighter for better performance."