I was able to buy a well cared for 372XP without a bar and chain. This is my first go at getting a saw this size and want to match it up well. I would like to use a 24" bar as being 6' 5" it would help eliminate some stooping over for felled trees. Most of my use would be clearing up overgrowth on several acres for fire wood. The trees are not huge but a lot are in the 12"-18" range, some ash, elm and box elder. I see by our site sponsors there are quite a few choices out there but would really appreciate your input on a good bar and type of chain I would get the most longevity from.