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Chainsaw sharpening stone installation mistake

photo of the wrong way to install sharpening stone

I wasn't feeling any resistance when I first engaged the sharpening stone on the 40 volt Oregon battery powered chainsaw.

Turns out you can install the stone backwards and the cover still fits.

Expect to see sparks flying for the few seconds of sharpening.

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That is a design mistake. One of the unwritten rules of mechanical design is that if the orientation of a part is important, it should only fit in one position.

Moving the holes where the screws go through a couple of millimeters would probably have been sufficient. In that case the holes in the stone holder would only line up with the threaded holes in the lever if the stone was assembled correctly.

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