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Stihl pole saw model HT75--Was cutting a limb and the chain stopped cutting--What is the problem?

Could be a few things.

1. Clutch slipping at engine end.
2. Drive shafts have become detached from drive or broken.
3. Clutch behind the drive sprocket on the cutting head may need tightening.
4. Chain too sharp/aggressive and is trying to cut too much and the stopping the chain.
5. Chain too tight.

Nov 11, 2015 | Stihl Garden

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Change chain

Loosen and remove bar lock nuts and cover. screw tensioning screw to loosest point. wrap chain onto teeth of drive sprocket, then within grooves on bar. Be certain cutting edges are facing forward. Look at chain before removing. set bar with new chain to ensure the tension pin aligns with bar tensioning hole. Replace cover set nuts loosely. Tighten chain to about 1/4" out of groove when pulled on (wear gloves). Tighten nuts, spin chain to see it moves freely but does not hang free og bar groove. re-tension as necessary. Happy cutting!

Jan 04, 2015 | McCulloch Oregon 14" Chain for Mac Cat 351...

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A brand new chain for chain saw is not cutting hat would be the problem?

A new chain may have to be sharpened to
the correct angles & cutting depth for your

You can do that your self

Get the small tool that goes on the chain
& the proper diameter file, at a saw shop

Best if the chain is clamped into a vise & you
do 3 or 4 teeth, then move it along

You can do it on the bar, but it will be floppy to
do your filing

Chains are somewhat generic when made

Do you have the correct chain for your saw?

Nov 03, 2014 | Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw...

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Friction ring assembly of remington model eleven

Examine the chain saw to verify that the chain is still attached to the sprocket. If any part of the chain is not on the sprocket the chainsaw will not cut correctly.

Check the tension of the chain. If the lower part of the chain drops away from the guide bar, you will need to increase the tension. Remove the shield on the side case and loosen the nuts on the guide bar with the wrench. Pull the guide bar to increase tension on the chain and then tighten the nuts.

Clean the chain if it appears dirty. A dirty chain will not cut as efficiently as a clean chain. Loosen the tension on the chain and then take the chain off of the guide bar. Soak the chain in a solvent, such as mineral spirits.

Examine the sprocket on the chain saw. If it appears worn, bent or out of pitch, a new sprocket will be needed.

Examine the chain to see if there are any damaged drive links. Replace the chain if too many of the drive links are damaged because the sprocket will not turn the chain.

Examine the guide bar to see if it appears crooked or is out of alignment. Remove the nuts from the guide bar by following Step 2. Take off the old guide bar and then install a new one.

Sharpen the chain if it looks shiny. The shine on the chain indicates that the steel that is underneath the chrome plating on the chain has worn away. Use a round metal file on the steel until there is a thin overhang of chrome over the cutting edge of the chain. This will restore the cutting edge

Read more: How to Troubleshoot a Chainsaw Chain '

hope it helps

Dec 02, 2011 | Remington Garden

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How do you know when chain needs to be replaced?

On the top of the chain cutting tooth (not a connection link) there will be a small engraved line on a slight angle across the top. If the chain has been worn or filed down to this mark, then the chain needs replacing. There are many other factors that deem a saw chain needing replacement...etc. If there are missing/cracked/chipped teeth, twisted or bent links are to name a few. Considering the low cost of a chain, it is much safer to simply replace a chain that its integrity may be in question. They can be found at most any hardware or home improvement store. Make sure to purchase the correct size chain for your saw and for the style of cutting you will be doing.
Remember, Safety First !

Mar 29, 2011 | Garden

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Poor cutting and over heating. Have cleaned it and have enough oil and checked chain is on correctly.

It does not take much to take the cutting edge off a chain saw. A few accidental excursions into sand or dirty logs quickly dull the teeth. Check that your chain cutting teeth are sharp, blunt teeth will overload the motor and cause it to run hot. Chains can be sharpened several times before needing replacement and can be done DIY or taken to specialist sharpeners.

Mar 18, 2011 | Bosch Garden

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Saw runs great, however when cutting;the kerf goes to the left.Replaced the chain recently and it cut fine for a few cuts then started the same problem. Could it be the bar grove is worn and needs...

You probably have a warped bar. Remove side cover and chain, then remove and reverse bar ( move the top to the bottom ) . Pour bar and chain oil on the tip of your bar and spin gear inside with a flat screwdriver to allow oil total penetration. re - install chain and side cover, adjust chain and tighten cover.Make sure you keep the oil reservoir full - refill everytime you add fuel. When it starts cutting crooked just reverse the bar again.

Nov 09, 2010 | Husqvarna "Chain Saw - 16" Bar, 3 Hp

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It's like cutting with a butter knife - not really chipping the wood, but rubbing it, very dryly- changed the chain out and still same problem. Chain is on in correct direction. Cleaned out oil/lubricant...

Check for side play of the chain in the groove in the bar. If the chain can tip it leads to poor performance and cutting in a curved path, not a straight cut since the chain can wander. Also consider a more agressive chain since the standard "consumer" chain is designed to be extremely safe with a large raker which limits the depth which the chain can cut. Here is a good article on saw maintenance:


Apr 19, 2010 | Garden

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Woodshark poulan 14" slack chain

make sure the little tooth on the end of the adjuster for the chain is locked into the groove its supposed to go into and tighten it down.
Note: the chain is supposed to get loose on you but not as quickly as it is. maybe after an hour or so of cutting.
and as for it not cutting well, the chain may need sharpened.
if it has been sharpened once by someone than take it to someone esle if it is not satisfactory.

Jan 11, 2010 | Poulan 14 in. 2.0 Peak Horsepower Electric...

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Ryobi 14 inch electric chainsaw won't cut with new chain

Hi Rossmac,

Both the smoke and it's lack of cutting ability are symptoms of the same problem. The Chain is dulled. Instead of cutting, it's just rubbing on the wood and heating up. It's also not a big deal to fix..

Your options are:
  • Replace the Chain
  • Have the Chain sharpened
  • Sharpen it yourself
To sharpen it yourself, you will need a narrow round file that will fit inside the Chain teeth. Each tooth has a two cutting edges, get the file a position that matches the tooths angle of attack. Don't over do, three to five swipes of the file should do it on each surface.

You will see they alternate directions. You may find it easier to do all the teeth in one direction (skipping every other tooth) then do the other direction. Up to you.

When you are done, check the level of your chain oil. Since it did get hot, you might manually oil the chain before trying out your handi-work.

Go cut some wood.

Dec 21, 2008 | Ryobi 18-inch Electric Chainsaw Chain Saws

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