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Model MS 261 C Ser. no.E197/68SH3-11A (2010 /26058301 How do we know how to order the right chain and bar? Where and how do you determine the length of the bar and chain? We use our chainsaws for wood purposes only.Please could you assist?
The link is a PDF for the manual for your saw.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I cannot tell you about a picture, but for one: chain direction, the bottom of the bar is where the cutting takes place, and therefore, looking at the chain, you will see, on the bottom, the antikick back link is sort of curved, and then the next part is the straight tooth. The highest part of this straight tooth is the sharp edge, and this high part should face towards the motor. The chain, on the bottom side of the bar, is pulled in towards the motor by the clutch/gear. That is your direction of travel.
As to cleaning the air filter, Hopefully you have access to compressed air, as in simply blowing off the dirt. You do not want to use liquid cleaner. Simply blow off any dirt, after pulling the filter away from the carburetor, of course. Then place it back in place.
It may be that your chain is real dull. The top edge of the high part of the flat tooth needs to be sharp. And the outside corner needs to come to a nice point. Remember, there is two cutting surfaces on each tooth, the top is cutting down into the wood, and also that outside sharp corner is openning the cut for the bar to pass through. Proper sharpening, if new to it, can be hard to grasp. Any chainsaw manual should show how to do a good job.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
It's probably the oiler check valve located on the crankcase just in front of the clutch. You will probably need to remove the clutch and sprocket to get at it.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
Talon chain saw wont start, have spark, but fuel drips from exhaust when attempting to start, saw only used a couple of times any suggestions?
Posted on Apr 21, 2010
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