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I cut firewood crooked 🤦 #6817413
03/25/20 08:43 PM
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I always cut firewood crooked slanting towards the right. Chainsaw teeth are equally sharp. What am I doing wrong?

Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: Anglinscreek] #6817415
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Bent bar maybe?

Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: Anglinscreek] #6817420
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Are the teeth the same length after sharpening? I have a few times got one side a bit longer than the other causing this problem. Bent bar would be the other option.

Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: Anglinscreek] #6817421
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Chain is not equally sharp

Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: Anglinscreek] #6817422
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Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: Anglinscreek] #6817428
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I would bet it's in your sharpening. Angle on the top plate not the same. Depth gauges not the same to each tooth. One side filed deeper than other.

Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: Anglinscreek] #6817431
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Do you flip your bar?


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Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: amspoker] #6817432
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Bar worn out

Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: Anglinscreek] #6817449
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I don't think your cutters are all sharpened the same. One side is different than the other side.

Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: Anglinscreek] #6817450
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steves small engine does a good job of explaining it but yeah , worn bar typically


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Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: Anglinscreek] #6817464
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Could be many things, bar warn out, cutters not the same, bar is pinched... just have to look at the bar and check it out


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Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: Anglinscreek] #6817479
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When the chain runs on the bar, after awhile it creates a "mushroom" effect and a lip develops over the top and bottom edges where the chain runs. Take the chain off, put the bar in a vise, and file that lip off It is a factor, no doubt.
Also yes, some teeth may be sharper than others. An electric bench sharpener will cure that but I still prefer a hand file for sharpening myself.


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Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: Anglinscreek] #6817492
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X2^^.Important to flip the bar and file it like Gary said.If you dont file the bar it will start to chip because of the mushrooming.Flipping it makes it wear more even.

Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: Anglinscreek] #6817505
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I dont worry much about it, crooked wood burns as good as straight grin

Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: Gary Benson] #6817515
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
When the chain runs on the bar, after awhile it creates a "mushroom" effect and a lip develops over the top and bottom edges where the chain runs. Take the chain off, put the bar in a vise, and file that lip off It is a factor, no doubt.
Also yes, some teeth may be sharper than others. An electric bench sharpener will cure that but I still prefer a hand file for sharpening myself.


^^^^ X3. The burr that forms on the bottom of the bar, especially when users leverage their bucking by using the rakers, could be one culprit. As others have stated inconsistencies in cutter depth, angle of the cutter, and raker height being consistent all come into play.

I would true check the bar, sight down it to see if itís bent. Square off any burr in both sides of the bar. And get the chain ground and raker depth set. Chain sharpening is best done with a grinder. Touching up, each thank of gas, can be done by most with a file. That only works a few times though.

Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: Anglinscreek] #6817517
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Filing the burr off the edge doesn't do much good if the inside rails are worn. They can be squeezed together but I never had that help much. If you are sharpening right get a new bar. They wear out quick under constant use and that always fixed me right up.

Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: Anglinscreek] #6817558
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Filing the bar keeps it from chipping.Standard mtc for a feller.

Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: Anglinscreek] #6817582
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Boco, what is standard feller mtc for worn guide rail grooves?

Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: logger coffey] #6817606
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Originally Posted by logger coffey
I dont worry much about it, crooked wood burns as good as straight grin

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Re: I cut firewood crooked 🤦 [Re: Anglinscreek] #6817619
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Chain or bar, unless your my wife she can't hang a picture straight to save her life doubt firewood would be cut straight! lol grin

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