I recently bought a 16 in. quarter tip carving bar for an 025 in the hopes of improving my carving. I also ordered a .050 3/8 LP chain to use for it . I ordered that chain mostly for the proper link count should I need to replace the chain. The chain that came with the bar was .050 3/8 LP but looked more like the old style chipper style cutter verses the more semi chisel I normally use . Most of the saws I use to carve are 025 set up with .043 gauge 3/8 pitch with 16 in bars. I like this set-up but cutting sharp curves is limiting hence the quarter tip. I didn't think the 3/8 .050 chain would make a big difference. I have tried my new carving bar and it has been disappointing so far . It cuts rougher and seems to really run hotter than I care to see. I am not a big fan of 1/4 pitch chain but I can't help but think I might have convert over to 1/4 pitch to get better results using this bar that is if I can find a 1/4 inch pitch sprocket for an 025. The question is would 1/4 inch work best or can I get good results using regular Stihl picco chain which is a semi chisel that is .050 3/8 pitch so I don't have to hunt down a sprocket for that 025. What chain is the norm for a quarter tip carving bar ?? I am going to continue using this bar but so far I feel I have made a mistake.