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We have a husqvana 350 chainsaw, its got a new chain, new bar, new spark plug etc. when we used it, it was cutting small wood fine but any bigger than about 12" diameter it would cut on a angle, weve gone through manuals and all is fine by them, so WHY?

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Usually, angled cutting is caused by heavy wear of the chain groove on the bar as well as the outer edges of the top and bottom of the bar which flare out when worn (file the extra metal off @ about 45 degrees). With all-new components, chain tooth shape may be incorrect (usually caused by faulty filing technique) due to a manufacturing defect. Make sure the chain is properly tensioned--it should be tight to the bar, but able to be turned by hand. Hope this helps!

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