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My chainsaw won't cut. It's tight enough and isn't dull. Can you tell me why?

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Is there oil for lubrication?
Is the chain really sharp. It will have to be filed regularly or exchanged. When I find that the saw does not cut well I know it is time to sharpen the chain or get a new one.

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