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    1 Week Ago
    Magnus replied to a thread Sharpening hedge trimmer in Chainsaws!
    I use hand grinder with ceramic, dressed grinder disks. Same disc I use to cut chains and clearing saw blades. It takes some practice and they easily blow up from vibrations that easily come if you don't pay attension to what you do. But worth it as they don't temper cutter and change hardening. If done correct there is no burr or uneven surfaves of edge. Saves a lot of gas in a year on the cutters that run a lot. It must be non flexible discs to get correct shape on edge. if its ever so slightly flexible you get more than one angle and often slightly domed edge. I like them straight or slightly u shaped as it saves a lot of power, 25% or more depending on cutter.
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    1 Week Ago
    Magnus replied to a thread Sharpening hedge trimmer in Chainsaws!
    I sharpen them sometimes but its not always possible as they are hardened. When I do I make sure there is no burr or uneven surface that they can snag. If there is it often lead to larger costly repais as broken gearbox etc. Wear is a thing to look at... If they are good and sharpened right, they get thinner swallow bigger stuff and gearbox go kaboom. Best is to replace them with mew, especially if there is damages on cutters.
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    1 Week Ago
    Smiles is fun and makes you feel good, but hard to pay bills with. I am pretty sure I have no good business, but I have lots of fun.
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    1 Week Ago
    I am the only one in a huge area that cut chains and order odd bars that is not standars store inventory I think. Most dealers have what sell most then thats it. Nothing that makes much money for them or me, just lots of inventory, so they don't do it. I like the smiles I get when they get what they need instead of what they are used to. A happy guy leaving here with a smile keep me going a couple day's.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    The challenge is what drives me. It is really satisfying to get things right. I get saws from shops near me that they can't get right with simple stuff. They can't motivate the hrs to customer so they send them here, usually its 30 min stuff, but those times that its a bit more really get me going. As I don't care what brand or model it is I get a very broad experience.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Magnus replied to a thread Sharpening Your Chain in Chainsaws!
    If file get damaged its over, but usually they are just dirty.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Magnus replied to a thread Sharpening Your Chain in Chainsaws!
    I never drag back file in cutter. I wipe every tooth. With the cutters, not against as when you file. When chain get dirty after 20 or so filings I clean it. If that won't help I dip it in Apple cider vinigar let it sit for a minute and blow it of. I get 150-200 filings of a file so I think I must do something right...
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Magnus replied to a thread Sharpening Your Chain in Chainsaws!
    I file vertical. Easier to keep angles and profile. Gives a better result faster. I turn file after first stroke so I don't push crap in file. Wipe file after each tooth. The only way to get further and better results is to raise bar and keep learning and trying. There is no limit to how good it can be. When you get it sharper than new you focus on keeping it sharp longer. If you get it to last half a day in logging without sharpening or loosing sharpness you are doing well, but there is still more to learn.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    I can still order the White ones from Germany suppliers.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    As I understand it, GB had production in North America and in AU. US chainsaw bar production is gone. The white ones I sold here was Austraila made. I think they still are. The orange was North America I think.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    01-19-2018
    Is there no GB bars any more? The AU made ones are available thru GB Germany I think.
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    12-27-2017
    Magnus replied to a thread Problem with MS461 Idle in Chainsaws!
    I don't set saws by tach, its too misguiding. Too much that can go wrong. I set them after performance. When they run at its best its usually a great place to be. Ignitions today is a bit trixy and can fool ear Not easy to hear differance on fourstroke and limiter. Usually if its not a modded saw its 20% under rev limiter, but that is not nesseserily the best performance for you.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-16-2017
    Magnus replied to a thread Problem with MS461 Idle in Chainsaws!
    A clutch that is engaged and under load rarely wear excessively. If you have saw in low rpm were clutch engage, disengage all the time that will stress and wear out clutch prematurely. Most common cause for chain moving on idle is too high idle. To high idle screw setting is common on saws adjusted to compensate for other issues as airleaks, bad carbs, plugs etc.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-10-2017
    I thumb throttle when bar is horizontal regardless of what it do.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-09-2017
    Try it. A lot easier on wrist and you get a better and safer grip holding saw with horizontal cuts.
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    12-09-2017
    I cut hard wood as well before. They had branches all around trunk as any other tree so the maneuvering of saw was about the same, just less frequent. I had saw on trunk when possible in hard wood as well.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-09-2017
    How many here limb trees felled on ground carry saw when limbing instead of letting it sit on trunk? Do any of you use the thumb/indexfinger loop to run handle thru?
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-05-2017
    Thats what I thought.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-04-2017
    So always one handed and only vertical cuts?
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    12-03-2017
    I never climbed, but done some lift jobs years ago and can't remember I did different then. If saw change position its same thing if I stand on ground or a cut in a lift. I still change position from upright to side way's. Still run thru the loop in hand when changing position of saw. Haven't run much smaller top handle saws in trees, but I suspect they don't do all cuts from same position on saw either.
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    12-02-2017
    Only time I really hold on to handle with left hand is when I change grip in right hand. A other times handle run thru hand in a loop made from thumb and index finger. those two fingers have contact all other time and handle run thru loop as I see fit to position saw to make the cuts.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-02-2017
    I try explain in words. I shift position and thumb throttle on under and upper side of trunk. Right hand wrist tilt the saw from side to side and up or down. Handle run loosely in left hand saw, but not harder than I can tilt with wrist easy. When saw is in position I hold with left hand, change grip with right to thumb throttle. This without holding weight of saw on to and sides of trunk. Move forward with bar on other side of trunk, so risk is little I cut pants, boots or stuff under I may need to function in future.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-02-2017
    If you have felling saw AND limbing saw I can see the use for it... Mostly I use same saw for felling and limbing so for me the more grip there is the worse handling I get. I don't like to hold weight on saw its wasted effort and too slow when limbing. Here is how I like to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nZ3dsehtIs
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    12-01-2017
    Its hard to test with accurate results. Measuring and checking sparks will give you a hint, but thats about it. The electronic's inside can be broken. Then you get fine spark at wrong place in rotasion. Make sure its very well grounded when testing or you can cook it. Make sure its shorted out well if you turn over saw without plug or it can go bad as well. When I test, I put a new, correct and tested plug in and a squirt of fuel in air filter. If it makes noises then, chances are good its ok, if not I start looking for issues. Wiring, connections, distance to flywheel and damages.
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