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October 17, 4:20 AM [GMT -5]

Could you show how to properly sharpen the chainsaw blades. I bought a bar mounted sharping guide and thought it would be safe way to get the correct angle sharpened. I then found the instructions to be for a more advance lumberjack than I since this was my first one. I have also searched the internet and can't find good advice on how to use it including the manufacture.

May 16, 7:45 PM [GMT -5]

Most people don't realize how often a chainsaw needs to be sharpened. Professional and loggers usually do a touch up on their saw every time they refuel. I just bought this new sharpener from www.timberlinesharpener.com which is hands down the best sharpener on the market. Highly recommended.

September 21, 9:58 AM [GMT -5]

Think your chainsaw is dull because it isn't cutting. Think again.

Three years ago I was clearing some trees and had a tree on the ground and was cutting the little 1" branches off the trunk. Some cut easily but sometimes it wouldn't cut through a silly 1" branch very easily. Thinking the chainsaw was very dull and couldn't cut through butter. So I would push a little harder to get it to cut. In bracing myself, I apparently put my left foot in the follow-through. The chainsaw cut through the branch and proceeded to clip my foot. I thought it only hit my shoe (tennis shoe by the way). I looked and saw a huge gash in my foot. Couldn't believe how quickly it happened. Cutting off a long story, I got lucky. Cut a tendon only 50% and didn't need surgery. Sounds silly, but I have a new found respect for chainsaws. Oh, and wear good shoes.

May 31, 8:12 AM [GMT -5]

Though I have been using a chain saw for years, it never hurts to review safety (and smart) procedures. The description is clear and straightforward and the pictures very useful.
Emphasizing the safety equipment to have is critical. A logger friend of mine also always carries a plastic wedge that assist him with stuck saws or tricky cuts.
Living in a hilly area, our big challenge is doing this stuff safely , often on a challenging slant. Changes the geometry a whole lot!

April 29, 9:49 AM [GMT -5]

this is a nice project!

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