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Cutting crooked homelite 16in. When making a cut the saw bar seems to wander to the right when cutting a log and this makes the bar some times bind. Can the bar be fixed or do I need a new one?

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Usually when this happends it's the chain and not the bar. I would take the chain to someone or someplace that has a Electric Bench Sharpener, This will re-true your chain to cut even and straight again. On the "Down-Side" of this, Sometimes they tend to take alttle too make off of the chain which shortens the life of the Chain. But in Your case that may be the only way to get it back on Track. Hope this helps You!

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The chain is not sharpened evenly. One side is cutting faster than the other. Also check to be sure that the bar itself is not worn excessively on one side. The cheapest way to test this is to change the chain.

Dan

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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