Rancher 50 too hard to pull
my 20 year old husky sat fine for years, so I had it tuned, and it's now too hard for me to pull with enough speed/force to start. I used to start it on the ground, my fight foot in the throttle grip (20 years ago) to do it; now it's like the chain is locked by the kickback guard. It's not; first thing I checked, and I can move the chain by hand to sharpen just fine. It will run if I get a former football player to come over, but he's in WA now.
Anyone have any tricks?
I live in California and have a couple cords in 5' lengths thanks to PG&E, a dozen or more down pines, same with standing dead pines, and as many dead oaks. No one needs firewood - it's everywhere; I gave away 6-8 cut and split cords last year, maybe as many 5' pieces. I NEED MY SAW in case of a fire, preferably before. Better yet, no fire, but I still need to lose the wood, plied and standing dead.