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No bar oil coming out since new !!!!!!!!! is there a setting screw somewhere??????

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I would remove chain and bar reinstall cover (For safety). start and run. oil should feed out into bar area, If nothing at all, return it for a new one, If you have oil check to make sure the bar has a matching hole where the oil feeds out. Newer saws dont oil much at all due to EPA standards it would be nice to have an old manual pump on some but I just carry a squirt bottle for the very large cuts I do and when I run into water.
Most have removed the adjustment screw that used to be on the bottom or clutch side of saw.
look for a trace amount on a smooth surface not alot like 10 years ago.
Good luck.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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