Back on the pole chainsaw for a good portion of today.
Same prob but,whilst trying to make some sense of it, I noticed it was far more prevalent when cutting smaller dead branches. The chain didn't bite, instead it bounced, unlike when it putting it into thicker live wood which didn't seem to be any prob for it.
Might be some kind of safety cut out ? Just a thought.
Talked to Ace saw service today re the above.
Their advice re cutting small diam branches & bouncing was to use the smallest tooth sized chain, a picco 1/4". It would bite into the small diam branches & also had the most teeth per chain length, meaning that tooth after tooth would be biting in continuously removing small amounts.
Came out with a dual action chainsaw file, which I have wanted to try for quite a while.
The file sharpens the tooth to the correct angle as well as reducing the depth gauge proportionally in the same motion.
Took it home & filed a chain, worked a treat !
Sorry, off topic again ........ what can u do ?