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Chain bar in angle cut did not cut as sharp as vertical ???

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I think you are saying your saw is cutting in an arch rather than straight through the log.My Pioneer 20" bar started that after many years of good service. I found and removed wire edge on the rear top rail and front bottom rail. A file at 45° removed them and it cuts true once again. HTH
Lou

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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I sharpend my chain and filed and flip the bar around. And it still want cut. Do I need a new bar and chain?


I dont me to be rude but two things spring to mind, firstly have you put the chain on backwards? the chain on the top of the bat should have the sharp edge facing away from the saw ( turns clockwise as you look at it from the side of the saw ) and secondly have you sharpened it correctly ( right angles, and taken the depth gauges down to the correct hight ) there should be no need to replace the guide bar, at worst a new chain will do, let me know if you need to know more about chain sharpening.

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My chainsaw pulls to one side when cutting wood. how can i stop this? i have tried sharpening more on one side than the other but i may be trying on the wrong side.


All chain teeth need be of equal size and opposite angles else it will cut at an angle. There is a wealth of information publish by a company that has been dealing with chain for very long time. Please read anything that appears remtely related.
http://www.oregonchain.com/pro/service/faq.htm

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. HTH & Good Luck.
Lou
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May 04, 2010 | Garden

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452 c/saw doesnt cut well , revs are good, chain has been sharp, tree is medium hard timber.


This could be a problem with chain sharpening technique. Use of the correct size file, filing angles, and filing depth will all affect cutting performance. If the bar and chain are worn, you may be experiencing chain 'roll-over' which hinders the way the teeth cut into the wood. Try turning the bar over and tighten the chain a little more than usual, but still be able to turn it by hand. If the outer edges of the bar groove area have a 'flared-out surface, take a file to those edges (cut about 45 degrees) which may be catching on the 'kerf' of the cut. Make sure the teeth are cutting toward you on the bottom run. Hope this helps!

Apr 22, 2010 | Echo 30.1CC Chainsaw With a 14 In.bar and...

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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.
http://www.5min.com/Video/Tree-Cutting-Safety-Chainsaw-Sharpening-15094965

By Oregon and very comprehensive. I suggest you read everything that looks remotely connected.
http://www.oregonchain.com/pro/service/faq.htm

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
Lou

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

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Hi, my mcculloch chain saw is not cutting properly. it will only cut on a angle, not straight up and down. the saw needs to be turned15 degree's to the right so that it cuts. it's like this / not I. cant...


Use a file around the perimeter of the bar at about a 45° angle, both sides. Remove just enough metal to see where the file has been. I think you have a wire edge that is causing the bar to cut at an angle. Be careful it is sharp. If that is not it post back below. Good Luck. HTH
Lou

Feb 23, 2010 | McCulloch Garden

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When i try to do a horizontal cut my saw seems to bite in for a start, but then just runs free in the tree not taking a bite or drawing the saw in, this has also happened with 45% cuts, is this my own...


Sawing with a chainsaw is mostly 2 part, a sharp chain and good technique.

If your bar is straight, your chain is razor sharp and the oil reservoir full then it boils down to technique.

You cannot run a chainsaw through horizontally on a big tree, what will happen is half the time the tree's weight will begin to collapse upon the bar and pinch it in the tree and you will not be able to saw any further.

You will notice that when felling a tree the vertical cuts are always problem free because gravity pulls the off-cut away from the saw. With horizontal cuts fire your blade in at an angle, and in cut in the direction the tree (or whatever) is likly to fall. As you cut rock your blade to help it bite into the wood and resist jamming. If your chain jams do not keep on the gas for you will burn out the clutch.

For an awkard cut instead of feeding it right through cut towards the middle to create a notch, then cut from the other side, the weight of the tree will fall on the cut portion leaving your blade free to slice through.

Just think logically and make sure that the blade can feed through without getting pinched, this is well represented if you get a log and support both sides then cut vertically in the centre; it will get pinched imeediatly. Now cut from the underside and it will fly right through.

This is difficult to describe but plan your cuts and test it out.

Cheers,

Kevin

Feb 12, 2010 | Husqvarna "Chain Saw - 16" Bar, 3 Hp

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20" poulan chain saw cuts at angle


Hi
You must have hit a nail or stone with the one side of the chain. When the chain gets duller on one side than the other is what makes a saw cut at a angle. Get the chain sharpened and it should cut straight again.
Sam

Jan 08, 2010 | Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw...

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Can you put an 18 in. bar and chain on a poulan 2055 14 in ?


Have you considered a rental? Home Depot rents Makitas (Dolmar) with a 20" bar reasonably. Be warned running a Dolmar/Makita will make you question the value of your Poulan LOL. HTH
Lou

Dec 07, 2009 | Vacuums

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The blade cuts part way through a log and then goes side ways. I took it off to see if it had a bend or something with the bar but the bar is straight and does not seem bent.


replace the bar - evidently one side of the bar is worn more that the other part of the rail. the chain twists and runs crooked onthe bar.

Oct 20, 2009 | Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw...

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Chain saw cuts at an angle


I have seen this problem of a chain saw cutting at an angle brought up again and again on forums, and result in a variety of answers about sharpening the chain, or replacing the bar and/or chain. In a number of these requests for solutions, none of the advice has solved the problem. I have used chain saws for about 45 years now, and there is a condition that some chains develop with the pitch of the teeth or the guides...or both...that will cause them to cut to the left or right at an angle (usually left). While I have not figured out what causes this, I have solved the problem of correcting it. First, turn the nose of your bar and chain toward you on a bench, look down it like sighting a gun and take a look at each tooth and guide. If the saw is cutting left, the teeth or the guides (or both) on the left (while you are looking down the bar from its tip) will be pitched differently than the teeth and/or guides on the right. The pitch of those teeth or guides (those little ears that stick up about on-fourth inch in front of each tooth) will be: 1) too much in line with each other, or 2) the teeth or guides will be less pitched than the teeth or guides on the right side of the chain. Solution: take a large pair of lineman's pliers or similar pliers and pitch those teeth and guides to match those on the right side of the chain. Also, make sure the curved part of your chain teeth peek out around the outside edge of those guides. If the guides are directly in line with your teeth, they will hinder cutting by the teeth. You can do this with the chain on the saw if you don't have too much slack between the bar and the chain. Last, make sure that the chain guides are not as tall or taller than your teeth. If they are, you will need to file them down a little (with a flat file) until the teeth are slightly longer than the guides. Afterward, make sure the teeth on both sides are equally sharp, and go cut a straight cut! TennesseeBob

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