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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:50 am 
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Dear all,

I am trying to get a manual for the above chainsaw. My friend has offered it to me without the user manual. In addition because of the long time since he last tried to use it he is not too sure how to use it etc etc.now.

Apparently it hardly cuts at all. Possibly the chain may need sharpening or replacing.
I would appreciate any info on this model. ALM do a CHAIN (CH052) one for about £12 or oregon own brand for about £16.

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Sharpening a chain requires both the right tool and the right technique - far simpler and easier to change the chain.

Since the chainsaw you're referring to is an electric model I'm afraid I can't help with the operation

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Thanks for your comments Kellys_eye.

Not being very conversant with chainsaw chains do you or anyone here know or can suggest a good quality make?

While I appreciate your experienceknowledge is with petrol chainsaws, on my power devil, there is a filler plug for the oil and approx 2inches directly below it is a smaller rotary knob. It has a symbol on it (suggesting max and min). Could this be a way of controlling the oil flow?
Do petrol chainsaws have a similar half turn rotary control?

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Chainsaws do need oil and the oil feed for the chain itself can be adjusted (on some models). Fill the compartment with the appropriate chain oil (NOT 2-stroke oil, there is a special high viscosity oil you can purchase for chain oiling). For light chainsawing (thin logs etc) you should use the lower setting but for heavy thick logs, crank the feed up. A mid-point setting will probably do for most use.

Chains come in a couple of varieties depending on what you're cutting - a coarse cut for fast log chopping and a finer version for general work. The coarse cut have bigger 'jaws' on the teeth and require more power to pull through the wood.

Once again a general purpose chain will do for you - only 'pro' chainsaw users need concern themselves with specialist chains. The differences between manufacturers is probably apparent to a pro user but not to the novice. I tend to use two chains per season but then again I sharpen mine and only change when there's nothing left to sharpen! But I also cut LOTS of logs as my main home heating is wood and we live in a forest. Most city dwellers wouldn't do anywhere near enough cutting to justify even changing a chain once a year!

I suspect your electric version operates much like a variable speed drill in that pulling the trigger gradually changes the speed of the cutting? If this is the case then you pretty much use a mid speed to start a cut and then, once it bites, give it full welly until you aar enearly through and ease off as the blade exits the other side.

DON'T press down - let the chain do the work. It prevents excessive wear and high oil usage if you don't press the chain through the wood.

If the saw tends to cut in a 'curve' (i.e. not straight) through the log then the chain bar (the bit the chain rests on) probably has a 'dent' (wear) in it. Best to change the bar if this is the case. In fact, when you order a chain, get a spare bar as well - the cost isn't that much extra and you'll inevitably need one at some time.

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Hi Kellys_eye,

Many many thanks indeed for taking the time to present such an excellent balanced and detailed practical article, to me, a mere novice. Most helpful indeed.

My use of a chainsaw is essentially for trimming/thinning the thicker branches of my hedge. Nothing more.

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Hi, saw your post while looking for a new chain for pdg4025a. Bought alm one for £9.99 and is fine. I have the user manual that you wanted although its only a few a3 pages long but covers all the basics. My copy has lain in the box for yonks and has absorbed oil so is almost transparent in some places with some ink bleed between pages. However I have managed to copy it on my printer, but cannot get it to scan because of the condition. The print copy is fine so if you want it i'll send it in post if this helps.


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think so,Since the chainsaw you're referring to is an electric model I'm afraid I can't help with the operation


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