Question about Makita 5012B 12'' Electric Chain Saw
My Makita 5012B electric chainsaw has a bar adjusting screw to tighten the chain, but is limited to half of its potential screw length by a metal stud that aligns the bar but also limits the bar from being able to adjust forward (tightening the chain), so that only about 1/2 of the adjuster screw is even usable. My chain as a result, has about 1 1/2 - 2 inches of "belly" below the bar at maximum tightness. This makes it unusable. I either need a different chain (shorter), a larger sprocket in the drive mechanism, or a bar with a different hole for the adjusting mechanism to engage with. This must be a mistake. The saw has less than 15 minutes of use and has never had the chain sharpened. Is there another chain length for this saw available, or another bar configuration, or another drive sprocket (larger) that I can get? Is there some secret adjustment I am missing? This is very frustrating. Anyone?
Some chainsaws have different knotches where the bar locks onto the saw. loosen the nuts and see if you can move the bar.
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
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