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Electric sharpener for chainsaw

I have the above tool but with no instructions for setting up the angles. everything works ok but the chain does not seem to very sharp after a sharpening so I think that the angles are wrong. It is fitted with a new wheel supplied with the tool. can you help please

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    David Ford May 11, 2010

    If you can provide the model number for the sharpener I will see what I can do. Also when getting that I would check the thickness of the wheel for the chain you are sharpening. Let me know. Dave



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