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Offline jrdplowing

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C-72 not cutting properly
« on: April 09, 2015, 01:04:20 pm »
i have a newer chain on my C-72,has only been sharpened about 4, 5 times, but after my last sharpen it performed very poorly on some downed pople and would not cut straight and kept wanting to bind,was so bad i pulled out my homelite 240 and on the same tree it just blew the 72 away,any help on this, thanks

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Re: C-72 not cutting properly
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 01:17:13 pm »
If the chain rakers have not been lowered to be .025" below the height of the cutters, your chain cutters will be held away from the wood by the rakers. The chain will not cut.
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Re: C-72 not cutting properly
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2015, 10:16:58 pm »
thanks magnum, that is what i will check now and see if it works better,let you know,thanks

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Re: C-72 not cutting properly
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2015, 02:12:03 pm »
i had to cut the rakers down to .025-.030, and the bar had a bad ridge on both sides so i filled that down and it got a little better but still wants to go crooked, i dont know why but it lost its chain tension right away,so iam going to retension and try it again,thanks

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Re: C-72 not cutting properly
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2015, 02:26:51 pm »
If your cutters are different from one side to the other, the more aggressive cutting side will do more cutting and cause the cut to go crooked
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Re: C-72 not cutting properly
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2015, 07:12:32 pm »
found there is alot of play in the bar to chain driver clearence, probably going to need a new bar,this one is over 30 yrs of use,looking for a new one,thanks, let you know if it straightens out

 

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