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Top plate filing angle for a MoCulloch Pro Mac

What is the top plate filing angle for a MoCulloch Pro Mac 10-10. Is it 30 or 35 degrees. If not what is it.

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This all depends on the chain that you have on it. a person can buy any angle chain for most saws. you will need to figure out what chain you have to see the right angle. sorry i can't help more.

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