SHARPENING THE SAW CHAIN
The saw chain must be sharpened to certain specifications. If the saw chain is not properly sharpened, the risk of kickback
Saw Chain Pitch (Figure 12 and Figure 13)
Pitch refers to the saw chain measurement. A chain s pitch is the distance between any three consecutive rivets divided by two.
Saw Chain Gauge (Figure 12 and Figure 13)
Gauge refers to the thickness of that portion of the drive link which fits into the guide bar groove. The guide bar and saw chain
gauge must match.
Figure 12. Saw Chain Pitch and Gauge
Figure 13. Side Plate Angle, Top Plate Cutting Angle, Top Plate Filing Angle, Depth Gauge Setting