Question about Makita DCS51018 18" 45cc Chain Saw 2 Cycle
I got a new 460 last month. The chain was a tad too long for the bar. After a few hours cutting, it was fully adjusted and there was no more room to take up the slack. I had bought a Sthil replacement chain when I got the saw, so I put that on. There was less than a quarter inch left on the adjustment screw when tightened. After a few more hours of cutting, it too had stretched beyond adjustment. I've been cutting for many years and always use Husqvarna. I've never seen this problem on any other saw.
I'm am guessing the bar is not a stock bar or was miss matched at purchase by the dealer.
Have dealer look up factory bar to see what was original and either go with that or if you already have it. ask for a new rim sprocket with 1 extra tooth. If you don't have a replacable sprocket then best bet would be to have chains custom build which usually is the same price, if they treat you right.
Remember the new sprocket MUST be the same pitch and width of your chain and bar and they do make a large and small ID also.
Last resort If not wanting to trash a new bar or change out sprocket, run a couple chains when they get loose have your dealer take out a link.
Also a stihl 20" can be a 72 drive link chain where a husky could be a 70 or other.
Everything must be matched, hard nose bar is exception.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
Hello, your bar may not be seating on the adjusting pin properly.Like you I have cut thousands of cords used every saw made and the only time something like this happens is when the adjuster isn't seating properly. Give me your model number and I'll try and round up a manual for you.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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