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Hi there , i would say this as advice , it looks like the chain is gone blunt you either need to get a sharpening tool or a new chain , also keep checking the oil levels as some harder woods spend more oil
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The chain may not have the proper amount of tension. If the adjustment screw is too loose, the chain may not make good contact with the wood. If the chain is too tight, the chain may not rotate at the proper speed, causing the chain not to cut properly. To adjust the chain, tighten or loosen the adjustment screw.
It may be due to the fact that the chain cuts at an angle, is badly sharpened, incorrectly tensioned, or not sufficiently lubricated. Uneven wear of the guide bar in turn causes the chain to rotate at an angle rather than aligned with the bar, creating a vicious circle of wear.
This most commonly is a result of a dull chain and exerting to much pressure on the bar and chain trying to make the chain saw cut. This could also be either a lack of bar and chain oil ( tank empty, restricted oiler hole ) or an inferior type of oil that is being slung off the chain and not lubricating.
Another sign of a bent bar is when you constantly struggle to keep the saw from pulling to one side. There are several ways to test to see if the bar is damaged but the easiest is to just remove the bar and place it on a flat surface which can make any bends easy to spot.
It may come as an eye-opener to some. But wet wood is actually much easier to cut than dry wood. With dry wood lacking moisture content, more friction is created as the chainsaw chain comes into contact with the wood fibers. This friction results in the chain slowing down.
A chainsaw may only need to be sharpened once a year if it is rarely used, but a tool that is frequently used will need to be sharpened regularly to ensure that the blade doesn`t get too dull. On average, a chainsaw blade will retain its sharpness for about 3 hours of actively cutting through wood.
The chain tension may be too tight
Easy fix, just loosen the bar-retaining nuts and rotate the tensioning screw counterclockwise to the correct tension. Then tighten the nuts back up.
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Mt999 chainsaw. Brand new. Not cutting through wood although blade rotating. Just seems to be burning wood.
Shouldnt be using a chainsaw if you cant figure the chain is on wrong…….just saying…
Won't start – Homelite Consumer Products 9.0 Amp, 14 In. Chainsaw
In my dealings with electric chainsaws if you try to cut wood too big in diameter the electric motor burns out and you will net to replace the saw
Chainsaw starts and idles no trouble but when i try to rev up for cutting the engine dies as if it is not getting fuel
Low side adjustment issue. Turn it out a quarter turn and try it again.
Chainsaw is smoking excessively when in use
Change to a better quality bar oil
Saw is cutting the wood on an angle – Stihl 009l
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.
My stihl keep cutting out if fuel not getting through what can i do
Replace the in-tank fuel filter. Always the easy thing first.
How to repair a chainsaw
Your clutch springs are weak. replace springs or clutch assembly
I have purchased Poulon pro 42cc 18 inch chainsaw. I am extremely satisfied with my chainsaw until now. I have only owned it for about two months. I only used it maybe 10 times for easy tasks.
my chainsaw does not cut straight through logs, rather it cuts slanted and small smoke comes out from the chain/bar. What could be the problem?
A curved or slanted cut is usually caused by one row of cutting teeth being duller than the other row. The sharper row cuts more wood than the duller row, thereby curving or slanting the cut. You can tell which side is deficient by the direction of curve. If the cut curves to the left, then the right side teeth are sharper and the left side (from the operators position) is duller. File with extra attention to the dull side. Using a round file with a file guide is best. File from the inside to the outside at 30-35 degrees as shown on guide. The smoke is an indicator of dull teeth which are heating up the wood due to friction.