I got the chainsaw running a couple days back but it didn’t seem to want to idle, and watching an internet video I discovered I had the throttle cable set wrong. Once I got that right I managed to get the idle and the high and low jets adjusted nicely, and it fair hums. (It’s an easy mistake, where the throttle cable goes is counterintuitive until you see a cross section of it installed properly) And then it wouldn’t cut- but I figured it was the chain. My buddy Werner showed me it was a Nerf chain, designed for people who were likely to hurt themselves. I had no idea the nanny state had gone this far, but there it is. Anyway, it turns out I had already purchased one of the non-nerf type chains (non anti kickback), and I sharpened it, put it on, and it cuts frozen hardwood like a hot knife through butter. I loves me a chainsaw.

No, not enough to get one socketed to my arm, but still.