I have a whole bunch of firewood piled up. It isn't cut or stacked.. Just a big pile of pieces from 2" to 20".
Since I don't get time to get to the gym, I try to go out almost every day and split some of the wood.
I was gutting a 12" piece because it was too long for the woodstove. I have one of those 6 ton electric splitters along with a maul and wedges. I hadn't used the chainsaw for a couple of months at least. I seemed to remember something about the chain coming off the bar last time I used it.
As I was cutting, there was some smoke coming from the bar and it wasn't cutting well. My thought was that one of the guide teeth was nicked so the heck withit, it's an old bar and it would probably wear in...
Thenk it dawned on me....
I shut the saw down and took a look.. THE CHAIN WAS ON BACKWARDS.. Ooops. At least I had the other chainsaw where the chain was on correctly.. That took about 3 seconds to cut through..
E's a lumberjack and E's ok.