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Chain needs to be tighted almost after every use

I have a 272xp chainsaw , every time i cut wood the chain needs to be tightened,i did not have this problem when the saw was new.

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The washer and nut holding the tension on the bar may be oily or stripped. You can subsitute with a locking washer and thread tape.

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How do I adjust the chain ie tighten?


1st shut saw off
2nd obtain wrench that fits bolt to hold bar on (theres only one)
3rd lose en the bolt for bar by only one turn !!
4th locate screwdriver (or a dime works too) and turn small screw next to bar just before it connects to saw
observe chain tension , stop when you can no longer lift the chain up from bar , don't overtighten!!
5th retighten the bolt that holds bar to saw , Tight!!!
6th restart saw and cut wood !!!

Apr 14, 2015 | Garden

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Chain loose on your chainsaw?


Hi there,

Chainsaw bars get loose all the time. This can create a dangerous situation.

Tightening the chain is done through the positioning of the bar. The further away from the drive gear it extends, the tighter the chain is.

The are usually two nuts holding the bar on. These need to be loosened slightly to allow the bar movement.

Depending on your model there may be a guard over them. Remove it.

Once the nuts are loose, locate the tensioning screw. It will be relatively small, located adjacent to and facing parallel to the bar.

This screw is attached to a metal lip that in turn is attached to the bar. The screw remains in one place while the lip moves up down.

Start spinning. Keep going until the chain is tight.

Tighten the Bar Nuts, replace the guard if necessary.

Now go slice some wood.

Best regards
Mike

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on May 18, 2010 | Garden

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Tightening chain


Tightening chain is performed by adjusting the bar. Two bolts generally hold the bar in place. Loosen these. Make sure that chain has enough play to easily move by hand. If it sticks, it's too tight. Then tighten the bar, check the chain oil, and cut wood.

Mar 25, 2015 | Garden

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New Homelite. Cut great for an hour, then the chain wouldn't grip or cut. Chain was loose so I tightened but still doesn't cut- just


The blade is no longer sharp, something not unusual after about an hour of cutting. How long a blade stays sharp depends on what type of wood you're cutting, whether the blade contacted the ground or anything other than wood at any time, and how hard you are working the bar through the wood. If you are cutting hardwood or something like railroad ties the lifespan of the blade is greatly reduced. You can easily sharpen the blade with a hand file or dremel tool with a chain saw blade kit on it or have the blade sharpened. Best practice is to have one or two extra blades so you can change them as they become dull.

Mar 29, 2012 | Homelite Garden

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When cutting wood saw will not oil chain whats the problem


make sure oiler jet under the chain tightener plate is clean even take bar and chain off and start saw

Dec 12, 2010 | Poulan 18" Wild Thing Chainsaw

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How do you put it together with the blade functionally placed


. TAKE THE COVER OFF AND YOU WILL SE THE SPROCKET THAT THE CHAIN DRIVES FROM LOOSEN THE SCREW THAT TIGHTENS THE BLADE, IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE A PEG, IT GOES INTO THE BLADE TO INSTALL CHAIN THE SHARP SIDE OF THE TEETH MUST BE POINTED DOWN ON THE TIP OF THE BLADE, REINSTALL SPROCKET COVER AN TIGHTEN BOLTS HAND TIGHT(MAKE SURE PEG IS IN HOLE OF BLADE)TIGHTEN THE SCREW TO ADJUST CHAIN TENSION , CHAIN SHOULD BE PULLED UP FROM CENTER OF THE BAR TO PREVAIL HALF THE CHAINS LOWER TEETH WHEN PULLED UP. NOW TIGHTEN UP THE NUTS THAT HOLD THE COVER, BUT NOT SCREAMING TIGHT. MAKE SURE TO OIL THE CHAIN WITH BAR OIL.. YOU MIGHT NEED TO DO THIS MANLY IF YOU DON'T SEE A SPRAY OF OIL COMING OFF TIP OF THE BAR WHEN HELD NEXT TO A PIECE OF WOOD WITH THE SAW RUNNING AT A HIGH SPEED ...BE CAREFUL !!! PLEASE , TAKE YOUR TIME, HAVE A GOOD FOOTING WHEN USING A CHAINSAW ! THERE ARE A ON A DANGER SCALE OF 1-10 THERE A SOLID 19 ! JAY..

Dec 10, 2010 | Garden

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The chain will not stay tight. After about i minute of cutting the chain gets loose and jumps off of the bar. I tighten everything really tight after adjusting the tension. It runs and cuts fine until...


On the aduster screw where you tighten blade ... is there an extra nut? I think you need to screw that nut tight so the adjuster screw cannot rotate from vibration.

Oct 08, 2010 | Homelite Garden

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Chain loose


Hi there,

Chainsaw bars get loose all the time. This can create a dangerous situation.

Tightening the chain is done through the positioning of the bar. The further away from the drive gear it extends, the tighter the chain is.

The are usually two nuts holding the bar on. These need to be loosened slightly to allow the bar movement.

Depending on your model there may be a guard over them. Remove it.

Once the nuts are loose, locate the tensioning screw. It will be relatively small, located adjacent to and facing parallel to the bar.

This screw is attached to a metal lip that in turn is attached to the bar. The screw remains in one place while the lip moves up down.

Start spinning. Keep going until the chain is tight.

Tighten the Bar Nuts, replace the guard if necessary.

Now go slice some wood.

Best regards
Mike

May 17, 2010 | McCulloch 16 In 4.5 Hp Electric Chainsaw...

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How do i put a chain on the chainsaw


Set out the chainsaw parts in front of you. Make sure the chain is facing the right way to cut wood; the teeth should be facing away from you when you are holding the chainsaw.

Secure the chain around the sprocket (a cog-type part found near the chain tension nipple) and align it along the grooves of the bar. You will see a hole for the chain-tension nipple on the end of the bar. Line these up so the nipple fits in the hole on the bar. Pull the chain to tighten it, using the screw to achieve the desired tension

Place the cover plate back on top of the bar and line up the cover-plate housing screws with their corresponding screw holes

Screw the cover-plate housing screws back in and tighten. Test the chain to make sure it spins freely when pulled.

Check the chain to make sure you can lift it about 1/4 inch, so it isn't too tight to spin while cutting wood

Dec 21, 2009 | Televison & Video

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Chainsaw chain came off/is loose


You need to tighten the chain, and or remove and reinstall the chain depending on whether or not it has come off the drive wheel. The chain drive is on the right hand side of the saw, and there are either two nuts (about 1/2 inch or 13mm) holding the chain on, or there is a little half round handle you can use to tighten the chain after it is on the drive wheel properly. The saws with the two nuts on them have a small flat blade screw on the backside on the bar that you tighten the chain with. And to make things more confusing, some of the newer bars have a round hole in them, that after you loosen the two bolts, you stick a screwdriver in the hole and turn it clockwise to tighten the bar, then you re tighten the 2 nuts.
Since from your description that it wont engage to cut, you will have to remove and reinstall the chain since it is loose from the drive wheel. Clean out all the wood chips, etc in the drive wheel area before you reinstall the chain, make sure it is not on backwards and sharpen and oil it before you use it. Rick

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