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widen blade how?

March 5 2018 at 2:54 PM
craftypaws  (Login craftypaws)

Hi all how can I widen a Stihl 16 inch blade its getting so chain will not move through. thank you

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joe king
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Re: widen blade how?

March 6 2018, 8:21 AM 

Sometimes when it happens it's the chain, did you try a new one? You can also use a sharply folded piece of sandpaper and run it back & forth along the groove, takes awhile tho. Never had any luck spreading it...

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March 6 2018, 2:00 PM 

Thanks I will try the sand paper I did pinch new blade on a small tree that is all it takes, I just had all 3 chainsaws blow up on bad gas one saw was 3 weeks old just not having any luck. And Stihl I hate your new 170 it seems so plastic and cheep and the new gas & oil caps suck,

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(Login buck893)

Re: Blade

March 7 2018, 9:31 AM 

When it's not the chain I've used a screw driver to gently open them up and then dress them. Sounds crude but it worked.How ya doin' Sylvia?

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chain& blade

March 8 2018, 10:36 AM 

ok Art I will try that, I am not doing good about 50% now its my eyes Retonopathy so $1000 an eye shots both eyes every month for who knows how many months 3 so far and thats not fun hurts more than caterac surgery

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