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I sharpend my chain and filed and flip the bar around. And it still want cut. Do I need a new bar and chain?

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I dont me to be rude but two things spring to mind, firstly have you put the chain on backwards? the chain on the top of the bat should have the sharp edge facing away from the saw ( turns clockwise as you look at it from the side of the saw ) and secondly have you sharpened it correctly ( right angles, and taken the depth gauges down to the correct hight ) there should be no need to replace the guide bar, at worst a new chain will do, let me know if you need to know more about chain sharpening.

Posted on Feb 17, 2012

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  • Lee Davidson Feb 17, 2012

    Chain is on right and yes I sharpen my chain at a 32 degree. I no what your thinking but this isn't my first saw.

  • Andrew White Feb 17, 2012

    Have you taken the depth gauges down? the cutters all slope backwards so as you remove material from the cutters the depth gauges in effect get higher, if you put a straight enge across the top of the cutters you should have a 25 thousands of an inch gap between the straight endge and the depth gauge, if not it will never cut anything no matter how sharp the cutters are,

  • Lee Davidson Feb 17, 2012

    I'll look but I still think I need a new chain



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Look at the chain, theresa 3 there and that number coinsides with file size

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Reinstall the chain. Do NOT connect power. Mark one link (chalk, crayon, etc.) wear gloves and try to rotate the chain one complete revolution. Is this possible? No - remove the chain and remove burrs from the sides of the drive links with a flat file.
3893c9d.jpg An IPL for your saw can be found here:
Enter "111409" in the "Search for your unit by Model #:" window. Click search. Click "View Model" Click "View Illustrated Parts Diagram"

Yes - inspect the sprocket gear (KEY NO. - 11) pn 111363-01 new pn 122520-01 NLA, is it deeply grooved or perhaps worn through?

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Burrs on the chain or a defective sprocket are the most likely causes of your problem. If the gear is bad, there are no replacement parts available and I cannot help you further except to recommend you purchase a name brand replacement. Select a company you think will have replacement parts when you need them sometime in the future.
Chain adjustment

  1. Make sure the chain brake is off (gloves will protest your fingers).
  2. If necessary, loosen the bar nuts that are clamping the clutch cover in place (or whatever holds the clutch cover and bar on). They don't need these really loose - finger tight will do.
  3. Ease the tension adjustment until the chain is obviously loose.
  4. Using one hand, hold the nose of the bar up.
  5. While holding the nose up, adjust the tensioner so that the center of the chain just touches the underside of the bar, add a touch more.
  6. Continue holding the nose of the bar up & tighten up the bar nuts / bolts / quick-release system.
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