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    Another way to put it might be simpler than what I posted before...just make sure you are not lifting the rear handle any as you push the bar through the back cut.

    And I completely disagree with forestryworks on the use of dogs...I set them first and pivot on them quite alot.
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    Forestryworks: Thanks. Will do.

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    Yeah B: I tend to dog and sweep too.

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    I use them a lot as well. I mainly said that for inbredjed so as to focus leveling the bar, then worry about dogging in, taking it a step at a time kind of thing.

    But, Jed, if you think dogging in and leveling before you sweep will help, then by all means!

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    Forestryworks: No, I don't dog before initiating the cut. I cut in by feel, normally until I'm about bar deep an then start the dog-sweep deal. Appreciate the advice though. Sounds like you know what you're up to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inbredJed View Post
    Sounds like you know what you're up to.
    Only on a good day, lol

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    I've been trying to abstain from posting in the skilled asset forums, but I agree with Burnham on this topic. Level is level, no matter how you try to confuse the concept. Also, the dogs are not on the saw for decoration. They are key to proper cutting methods.

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    Jed, you do have a pair of real dogs, right? Not some lame rinky dink little inside set only?

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    No doubt, don't tell me they let you into the PNW without checking your qualifications!
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    Heck,they should even make real dogs for a 200t.

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