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How do I get chain back on saw? And why does it keep coming off?

The saw works well for a while then the chain jumps off the saw. Got the saw from my brother-in-law and I don't have an owner's manual.

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Here is a link to instructions on installation of a chain...
Make sure that the chain has been properly tensioned. Sometimes if the guide bar nuts are not tighted securely the bar will notremain in adjustment. Verify that the guide bar bolts are hand tightened plus one full turn with a wrench. If it is has been properly tensioned, the sprocket cover tab (located on the round part of the sprocket cover) may not be inserted into the saw body tab slot. If you are still having problems you just may need a new chain. I suggest that you contact Master Parts at 800-446-1446 or online at If you have the model number they may be able to help you with the owner's manual for your unit also. I hope this helps!

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The chain must be adjusted so that pulling up on the chain you cannot see more than three guides. If the saw is really old you should invest in a new bar, chain and it its a gas model a new clutch.

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