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Not sure on Poulan, but if you look next to the bar near where the bar goes into the motor housing, you should see a screw the parallels the bar. That should be the tightener.

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Loosen the bar mount nuts about 1 turn, locate the tension-er screw next to the chainsaw's bar and while holding the bar up turn the screw clockwise until the chain is properly tensioned. while still holding the bar up, tighten the bar mount nuts, test the chain for proper tension. It should not be too tight, you should be able to rotate chain by hand, nor too loose where the chain's drive link's are hanging down below the bar's groove on the bottom side.

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Chain loose on your chainsaw?


Hi there,

Chainsaw bars get loose all the time. This can create a dangerous situation.

Tightening the chain is done through the positioning of the bar. The further away from the drive gear it extends, the tighter the chain is.

The are usually two nuts holding the bar on. These need to be loosened slightly to allow the bar movement.

Depending on your model there may be a guard over them. Remove it.

Once the nuts are loose, locate the tensioning screw. It will be relatively small, located adjacent to and facing parallel to the bar.

This screw is attached to a metal lip that in turn is attached to the bar. The screw remains in one place while the lip moves up down.

Start spinning. Keep going until the chain is tight.

Tighten the Bar Nuts, replace the guard if necessary.

Now go slice some wood.

Best regards
Mike

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The most common would likely be by releasing the chain/blade assembly lock nuts (likely to be two) on the outside of and at the the drive end of the chain, or by first removing a cover over this part of the chain assembly to access these nuts. Next, there could be a tensioner screw assembly located between the inner side of the the saw blade and the motor or possibly at the back of the chain/blade assembly. Screwing this screw in the appropriate direction will tension the blade. After all slack is taken up on the chain (without over-tightening or stressing the chain!), re-tighten the two previously loosened lock nuts that secure the blade in place and replace the cover, if removed. This would most likely be the process for fitting a new chain as well!

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Between the chain bar and the body there is an adjusting screw, if the adjusting screw is stripped it will not pull on the chain bar to tighten the chain.
procedure for tightening chain. loosen the chain guard nuts, tighten the bar adjusting screw by turning to the right or clockwise, the chain has to roll freely around the bar but not bind. check with gloves or rag, don't use bare hands to avoid accidents. once chain is adjusted, tighten the chain guard nuts. good luck!

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If this is the tooless system, flip open the wing on the bar cover securing nut, slacken off one turn, now use the knurled wheel in the cove to slacken, or tighten the chain, if it has two 13mm bar nuts, slacken them off one turn each, then use a flat blade screw driver through the side cover, betwwen the bar nuts to adjust the chain, the screw is quite small so clean away the saw dust to locate it.

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Hi there,

Chainsaw bars get loose all the time. This can create a dangerous situation.

Tightening the chain is done through the positioning of the bar. The further away from the drive gear it extends, the tighter the chain is.

The are usually two nuts holding the bar on. These need to be loosened slightly to allow the bar movement.

Depending on your model there may be a guard over them. Remove it.

Once the nuts are loose, locate the tensioning screw. It will be relatively small, located adjacent to and facing parallel to the bar.

This screw is attached to a metal lip that in turn is attached to the bar. The screw remains in one place while the lip moves up down.

Start spinning. Keep going until the chain is tight.

Tighten the Bar Nuts, replace the guard if necessary.

Now go slice some wood.

Best regards
Mike

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Depending on the model, you adjust the chain tension using the screw that is located either between or below the two nuts that hold the sprocket/bar/chain cover. Loosen the nuts and turn the screw clockwise to tighten, counter-clockwise to loosen. Once you have the tension set, lift up on the bar from underneath and tighten the two nuts. Proper tension should show about half of the chain drive, and should only be done when cold. After 4 to 5 minutes of run time, stop the saw and check the tension again. A little heat in the bar/chain will cause it to loosen up. It will need re-adjusting.

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Hi Eric,

You will need a ratchet and the socket that fits the nuts holding the bar on. Also a screwdriver that matches the bar tensioning screw.

The tensioning screw runs along the same plane as the bar and is located on the inboard side of the bar.

  • Get the chain as close as you can to being on
  • Loosen the bar nuts
  • Slide the bar in until you get the chain in place
  • Slide the bar out again
  • Make sure the clip attached to the tensioning screw registers with the hole in the bar.
  • Finger tighten the nuts
  • Use the screwdriver on the tensioning screw to tighten the chain
  • Ratchet the bar nuts down
Oil it up, it's ready to go.

Mike

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first you have to loosen the two bolts on the brake cover . next find the flathead screw located next to the begining of the bar on the inside, facing engine. turning the screw will bring the bar out or in. remember you dont want the chain super tight you want it loose. usually just enough to let the teeth slide a little bit off the bar. once you have the chain were you want it tighten both bolts, and be careful not to move the bar as your tightening. i hope this helps, let me know if you dont understand something i said clearly.

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