Hardnose laminated bars for professional woodcutters who need to both save money and have a bar that stands up to dirty or abrasive conditions. The laminated construction reduces weight and cost while maintaining excellent performance. Ultra-high-strength stellite alloy is laser welded to the nose for long bar life. The laser welding provides the optimum stellite bond without weakening the bar body, as can occur with gas welding. Finally super-tough chrome-moly steel provides superior bar-body strength and tough rails with excellent resistance to wear and chipping.