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Old 09-22-2013, 07:38 AM   #16
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Read the instructions----you will need to learn how to service that blade and keep the trash out of the gear head---that is where the oil port is--and it needs to stay relatively clean in order to oil the chain properly.

I'm glad you are enjoying your new tool---do be careful---small twigs and small branched can snag the blade and surprise you----

Also remember to make a cut in the bottom of a branch first----then cut through from the top---this helps prevent the falling branch from ripping the bark off of the trunk-

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Mike, YAY, Found the chain adjusting screw! Tightened it and made sure it still rolled when I used my fingers to test the tension.

I'm sort of chain-saw-happy now and shearing everything in sight. Some of the small branches or twigs look like they were chewed off.

My instructions did show a diagram about making an 'undercut' in a branch but thanks for the reminder.
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Just fyi on the sharpening...

I use a chainsaw sharpening kit for my Dremel. It's maybe $15. You have to be careful not to overdo it, and keep to the correct angle. But it works great. When my saw got a little dull, (usually because I've screwed up and hit dirt which will trash the teeth really quickly), I've used this.

You can totally tell the difference based on the wood chip size, as mentioned. With a fresh sharpening, you immediately see bigger chips flying.

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scott,

I have a Dremel. Thanks.

I looked at the teeth on the chain and it will be 'another' learning experience to figure out how to sharpen.

We've had lots of rain, so I wasn't able to use the saw for a few days. It's so nice to have it to use when I choose rather than renting and having to hurry.

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