Question about Craftsman 16" Electric Chainsaw Chain Saw 3.5 Hp
I would first clean the saw... especially the chain drive area (remove the cover first and use compressed air if you have a compressor). Check the drive sprocket for excessive wear. Check the power cord for any damage. pull up on the chain at the middle of the bar to ensure the chain is not too loose or too tight (the chain should be able to be pulled up one eighth of an inch... no more. None of the dogs at the inside of the chain should come completely out of the slot in the bar. If the chain is too loose, adjust it by reinstalling the cover, ( When you put the cover on, make sure that the small nib on the chain tensioner fits in the small hole in the bar). loosen the two chain bar retention nuts and adjust the screw at the front of the main body next to the bar. When the adjustment is correct, tighten the chain bar retention nuts and check the chain tension again. If you have a chain sharpener, now would be a dandy time to sharpen your chain.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First thing is make sure chain brake is not engaged is so equipped. Next make sure that chain tensensioner is not to tight to allow chain to rotate. I wouuld remove bar and chain from saw and spray both several times with WD-40 and work chain link by link until they all move freely.Clean and lube guide channel on bar and make sure that bar is not dented or badly rusted.If all else fails replace bar and chain. Good luck and thank you.
Posted on Mar 14, 2011
SOURCE: I own an 18" Craftsman
Most likely the saw was stored outside or in a humid enviroment causing moister to build up along the comutator and the brushes. You will need to take this apart and clean the armatures commutator were the brushes rides against and clean the bruses as well. Use 320 grit sand paper the a finer grade such as 400 to get is very smooth as new. Then try ir out. If that does not work check for corosion at all wiring connections especially the power switch
Posted on May 30, 2011
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