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Paddy this is best explained from the link below… I give you two, just to make sure… go to the websites below and it is all explained in detail.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5955147_sharpen-chainsaw-chains-grinder.htmlhttp://www.grounds-mag.com/mag/grounds_maintenance_sharpen_chain_saw_2/Below is a video showing how it’s done by a pro…http://www.ehow.com/video_4418677_mechanically-sharpening-chainsaw.html

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Because files are made of hardened high-carbon steel and their teeth are numerous and small, the easiest way to sharpen them is with an acid. I`ve used vinegar—acetic acid—and drain cleaner—sulfuric acid. The acids react with the iron in steel, removing metal from the surface.
You can push the file either way though most prefer going towards the cutter`s point. Twisting while filing will get rid of the small metal bits and give you a smoother cutting surface. This is the cutter and where you want to sharpen it. As you move from tooth to tooth, keep the one you are filing on top of the blade.
The sharpening angle will generally be between 25° and 35° – the harder the wood, the greater the angle. To maintain the correct angle, we recommend that you use a sharpening grid or a filing gauge as an aid.
You can push the file either way though most prefer going towards the cutter`s point. Twisting while filing will get rid of the small metal bits and give you a smoother cutting surface. This is the cutter and where you want to sharpen it. As you move from tooth to tooth, keep the one you are filing on top of the blade.
The sharpening angle will generally be between 25° and 35° – the harder the wood, the greater the angle. To maintain the correct angle, we recommend that you use a sharpening grid or a filing gauge as an aid.
You can push the file either way though most prefer going towards the cutter`s point. Twisting while filing will get rid of the small metal bits and give you a smoother cutting surface. This is the cutter and where you want to sharpen it. As you move from tooth to tooth, keep the one you are filing on top of the blade.
Now, move around to the other side of the bar, and start filing the teeth that you skipped on the first go-around. File sharpening may feel awkward at first, but you`ll get comfortable after awhile. And once you`ve perfected this technique, you`ll be able to sharpen most chainsaws in less than 15 minutes.

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Cuts at an angle – Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw 2.5 Cuin
ANSWER : It cuts at an angle because the chain needs sharpening. If you want to do it yourself, you will need a 5/32 inch chainsaw file and here is a website that shows how to sharpen it…http://www.ehow.com/video_4419332_sharpen-chainsaw-chain.html

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What angle should the chain be sharpened – Makita UC3530A 14" Electric Chain Saw
ANSWER : The angle is not all that critical. Just make sure you use the right diameter file and follow the old tooth angle when you file them. Remember to alternate the side, every other tooth. Do ever other tooth all of one side first and then turn the saw around and do every other tooth on that side.

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What size file do i need to sharpen the chain on a poulan wid thing?
ANSWER : I have the same saw. It takes a 5/32 file.

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What angle should the chain for the wild thing be sharpened?
ANSWER : Realy depends on what you are cutting, 25/30 degrees is the norm for most soft to medium timber.

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I have a Poulan chain saw (PN 4620) can you tell me the size of the file to sharpen the chain. Thanks
ANSWER : 3/8 low profile chain requires a 7/32 file

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Saw is cutting the wood on an angle – Stihl 009l
ANSWER : The cutters on your chain are not filed evenly. Either take saw to a Stihl dealer and have chain sharpened or get a new chain. Ask them to show you how to sharpen your chain.

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New 460 rancher 20″ bar and chain cuts at an
ANSWER : It sounds like your chain is just dull.Or might not be sharpened right.This usually happens when the chain is getting dull.

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Saw cuts crooked – Poulan Super 250a Chainsaw Plate
ANSWER : The chain has been hand filed and one side was sharpened more than the other causing the cutters on one side to be larger than the other and causing it to pull the saw that direction

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