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Blade wont tighten on craftsman elictric chainsaw

Blade came off now cant tighten enough to stay on

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Sounds like the chain guides are missing.  They're flat steel parts, one on each side of the bar...Here's a husqvarna diagram:
http://wssemw.arinet.com/scripts/EmpartISAPI.dll?MF  Select side cover, guide plates.  Could be called anything by Craftsman!  If you have one of these on each side of the bar, then I'd guess you're missing washers under the nut(s).  Sears should have this available; I'm sure I have a blow-up diagram on microfische if it's an older model.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

  • cb1997 Jul 16, 2009

    Now, if you mean it tightens, but not enough to keep the chain tight once it starts cutting, you're likely missing the bar tension adjusting screw/nut, or it's stripped.  Call Sears, and I'm sure they can direct you where to go online for the diagram.

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