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Tightening chain I have a 16" makita electric chain saw and I am having a problem getting the chain to tighten to where I would like to have it.It has an oval type piece on the saw where the bar sits and I am wondering if that it where it has to stay to slide to tighten the chain.

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With the electric makita you should make sure the bar is sitting on that oval slide piece on the saw. they should fit together so that the bar will sit flush against the clutch plate and saw. attach the cover with the nut and tighten just enough to hold the cover on. then turn the screw on the nose of the saw, next to the bar, and then tighten the nut the rest of the way. if there's slipping or the chain wont tighten you should inspect the bar to make sure it is sitting flush against the saw.

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Hi cdefraia,
My name is Dennis and I don't feel qualified to give you a positive answer because I have never owned an electric chain saw. Your request for assistance keeps showing up at my home site because I answer questions about gas chainsaws. I think your guess is reasonable to try and see if the bar stays tightened, remember that with use, wear will loosen the chain if the bar moves or not.
Glad to be of assistance sorry I havent responded sooner I thought someone else would by now.
I don't feel comfortable asking you to rate this solution but I can learn from your rating. Thanks
Dennis

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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