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Is there somewhere in Manhattan that I can take bunch of knives to get sharpened?

Right before Thanksgiving I took my set of knives to be sharpened at Westpfal Henry in midtown. Here is their wesite:
They did a great job and I had smooth cutting for all my holiday prep!

Dec 26, 2013 | Kitchen Appliances - Others

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How often should I sharpen my chainsaw?

There is a lot of debate about how often you should sharpen your chainsaw. If I'm cutting up a tree thats got a lot of mud on it, then I'll make sure to stop often to make sure to clean the chain to keep is sharp.

Sep 17, 2013 | Garden

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My poulan 18 inch chain saws blade turns but only cuts in about an inch and won't go any farther. It's two days old and worked fine cutting the first 2 trees down.

It sounds like the chain does want sharpening, it depends on what you are cutting ( type of timber, dirty timber,burnt timber etc ) as to how long before it needs sharpening, if the chain comes into contact with the ground below the tree it will lose its edge instantly.

Dec 29, 2012 | Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw...

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Can i sharpen chain

Yes, you can do it with a hand file or if you need to sharpen them often I would suggest an electric sharpener. There are models you can mount to your chainsaw or remove your chain and use a bench mounted sharpener. I would suggest looking at for your sharpening solutions.




Nov 10, 2012 | Black & Decker Alligator Electric Lopper

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Hi, my 16" Ryobi seems to have suddenly gone

When you are cutting you want to keep the chain out of the dirt...dirt will dull a chain so fast it will make your head spin. sound like you need to have the chain sharpened..there are mini grinders available for about 20 bucks that will allow you to sharpen your own chain...if you don't want to go that route then you can take the chain to your local hardware store or possibly a tree cutting service to get it sharpened

Dec 16, 2010 | Ryobi 18-inch Electric Chainsaw Chain Saws

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I'm using a Poulan 3416 and it's simply not cutting my neighbor and I used it last weekend to cut up fallen trees but it doesn't cut at all now?

It may sound oversimplified your chain sharp? Is the chain on backwards?

When cutting you should be getting nice big chips from the cut. If you are getting more "dust" than chips the chain is dull and needs to be resharpened.

There is no set "time" to sharpen a chain,but you will only get a few hours of cutting before the chain dulls. In soft wood like pine you can go longer. In hardwood like oak or locust you may get an hours worth of cutting. If the bar digs into the ground or hits a rock it's time to sharpen right then because the chain will be dull.

I always carry an extra chain or two just for emergencies like hitting a rock or some wire in a tree.

May 17, 2010 | Garden

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Chainsaw isn't cutting straight

The odds of a bent a bar approach winning the lottery, while possible it is not likely! ALL the teeth must be of equal and opposite angles. I think a new or professionally sharpened chain will cut true.
Pretty good quick video. There are many that are not worth watching.

By Oregon and very comprehensive. I suggest you read everything that looks remotely connected.

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. Thank you for using FixYa and Good Luck. HTH

Mar 25, 2010 | Husqvarna Forest & Garden #966906636 445...

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All the chains i cut cut to the right not straight through the log. The bar is new.

Pay a professional to sharpen one chain. If that cuts straight examine your sharpening procedure or the individual that does the sharpening.
If not please post back below.

Jan 26, 2010 | Oregon Scientific Oregon Bench-Mount...

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After sharppening saw, as you cut the tree, it binds,and seems not to cut the saw line wide enough for the blade to pass thru the tree,chain turns good,

Thank you for the reply.
Rakers low;
If the rakers are to low it may be trying to take to large a bite. I think this one.
If rakers high:
Remove the chain saw and drag a hand saw through the cut to remove anything loose and retry. Any better? I could be wrong but do not think raker to high.
How big are the chips? Look at how thick compare to chips prior to sharpening.
as a last resort;
Please try a different chain and let me know if that is problem.
I am going to close this but PROMISE I will stay with you.
I need to know what the cause is.

Jan 19, 2010 | Husqvarna Chain Saw 20" Bar

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maybe its not sharper enough to cut those things that u r trying to cut.

check the saw tooth and use the chainsaw sharpener if u don't know how to make ur chainsaw sharpener take a look on this link.

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Aug 18, 2008 | Electrical Supplies

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