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Can you do a plunging cut with a chain saw? Yes, I've done a couple though I don't recommend it. It can be extremely dangerous for those who don't have much experience with one and still moderately so to those who have plenty. I knew of one guy that would put one cut down the middle of large logs (a cross section) put gunpowder in it and light it off to '...


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Is there a way to make a plunge cut with a chainsaw into thick wood safely (i.e. pushing the tip of the chainsaw into a thick block of wood, maybe 12 inches thick) or is this just a flat out bad idea? Plunge cuts with a chainsaw are made all the time with chain mortisers, like the one pictured below made by Makita. However, you will notice that this ...


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The comparison of chisel bit chain and regular chain should be Chisel-Bit vs. Scratcher-Bit. Other synonyms might exist. Chisel-Bit Near all modern saw chains are a type of chisel bit. The general style would follow some of the examples from the picture below from madsens1.com Bits pictured can also go by names as semi-chisel (rounded) and full-chisel(...


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Odds are that your chainsaw cuts aren't going to be super smooth, so you'll end up sizing them with other tools. I cannot imagine that a bit of oil would cause any issue for a planer or jointer knife. On the face grain, the planing/jointing would likely remove any oily bits, and cutting the pieces to length (circular, miter, table or hand saw) would likely ...


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Generally I wouldn't recommend using a larger bar than is recommended. I think the biggest issue is you will burn out your saw. However, there is one thing to think on that might make it more 'ok'. When milling with a chainsaw there are special chains (ripping chains) and bars you can use to reduce the strain on the saw. Like other blade, most chain ...


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Yes. If you look at the tip of the chainsaw it's shaped like a half-circle. Only the top half will kick back hard. You need to insert the bottom-half first. Once that is securely inside the wood, Turn the blade to go straighter in. TL;DR: The top half of the tip is extra scary.


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For occasional use 2 stroke engines, I prefer the premixed fuel you can buy at most hardware stores and home centers. One of the trade names is TruFuel. It is available in either 40:1 or 50:1 mix. The main advantage is that it is basically old fashioned unleaded gasoline with none of the additives that can be problematic for 2 stroke engines. It doesn't ...


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Add a little fuel stabilizer (e.g. Sta-Bil) to the fuel tank before putting it away for long periods of time.


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Without know the model # I can not give you the exact answer, but this can get you as close as you can with the said info. This shows all compatible sizes for Husqvarna chainsaws https://www.baileysonline.com/Pages/Chainsaw-Chain-Cross-Reference-Chart/


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