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How to avoid bar/chain pinch?

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  1. Marshy

    Marshy WFO Cutting

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    You can buy Douglas Dent's book "How to fell a Tree" online. I think I bought mine through Amazon. It's a good read and wasn't written like he's teaching someone who has zero cutting knowledge but still basic enough to easily understand.
     
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    Binds, it's all about tension (wood opening) and compression (wood closing). You usually cut compression first and tension second, it is a little more complicated in practice, it just takes experience. You can have side binds, top and bottom binds and multiples of both and sometimes they change as the weight shifts as you cut. It does not matter what brand of saw, how many cubes it is, or if the saw is ported with square ground chain. If you judge the bind wrong it will get ya! Wedges have saved a lot of pride and stuck bars. Judge your binds before you cut, slow down, and watch the wood and kerf as you are cutting. Good luck.

    Just change the last part of the link above (ch03.pdf) (ch02)
    It's a sawyer manual for chainsaws and crosscut saws looks like 6 chapters.
    Or go here and search saw. https://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/
     
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