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Black & Decker Chainsaw 40cm GK1640T seems to have locked after 20mins usage, is this normal? If not how can I unlock it?

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  • blakepa6 Apr 18, 2009

    I used proper chainsaw oil so I cant see how that would have killed it. Is there a safety mechanism that stops the saw from working? If so how long will it take before I can use it again?

  • blakepa6 Apr 18, 2009

    No the Chain is not broken its all intact.

  • charles raynor May 11, 2010

    the chain brake would be an extra handle forward of the regular grip handle. It would be on a pivot, and control a band around the clutch to stop the saw rapidly in case of a kickback

  • charles raynor May 11, 2010

    Oops sorry, assumed it was a gas saw.

    No, that is not normal for an electric saw.

    Is there a chain brake on it?

  • charles raynor May 11, 2010

    Did you put the proper fuel & oil mix in the saw?

    If you used gasoline only, I'm afraid you just killed your new saw.



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