Stihl 362c not cutting at tip for limbing

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Possibly those safety humps on that cheap anti kickback chain, seen lots of that crap on cheap Poulan saws, I don`t know who makes it and don`t care to.
I'm thinking the OP is cutting near the tip while limbing, not doing plunge cuts or using the very tip of the bar. I actually just got one of those anti kickback chains that was on a cheap Poulan, it was badly filed and only a little nub left of the cutter, the safety link seemed to be the same height as the raker. Don't see how it cut anything.
 
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If properly sharpened, anti-kickback chain will do bore cuts. But it's significantly slower at those than regular chain. It will make other cuts just as fast.

But I doubt the OP is doing bore cuts. Likely the chain is just dull. You can make up for that by levering the chain into the wood with the dogs. The chain rakers should be lowered using a gauge or after measuring. Don't just do it because the chain is cutting poorly.
 
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If properly sharpened, anti-kickback chain will do bore cuts. But it's significantly slower at those than regular chain. It will make other cuts just as fast.
From Oregon: "Kickback is a rapid upward & backward motion of the chain saw that can occur when the moving saw chain, near the upper portion of the tip of the guide bar, contacts an object such as a log or branch." It does this by blocking the cutters from engaging the wood at the radius of the bar tip. You can sure scratch the wood with it. I do not like the term, "Safety Chain". It is too misleading to a novice, giving a false sense of security. I don't know what type of safety chain you are using, but in my limited experience, using safety chain & trying to utilize the bar tip to cut with, is an exercise in futility.:chainsaw:
 
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With the Stihl anti kickback chain I have used, bore cuts are about half as fast as with regular Carlton chain. Both sharp.
It cuts fast enough to be doing something and slow enough to make me wonder what's wrong until I remember what kind of chain it is. If I am planning on bore cuts I will use regular chain, but sometimes I wind up doing it when I didn't plan for it.
 

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