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How do I know the chain is on the correct way?

The chain has been cleaned and sharpened. I have put the chain back on the saw, but how will I know it is on the correct way?

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if the chain is in the right way and has been shrpen belive me you will know once you cut some wood.
just make sure the chain is in the right way
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I sharpend my chain and filed and flip the bar around. And it still want cut. Do I need a new bar and chain?

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There is some excellent information about maintaining your saw, along with a really good guide with step-by-step instructions for proper sharpening.

If you're having trouble figuring out the right manual for your saw, use the online Customer Support page and they'll reply.

Hope you find this Very Helpful - Best regards!

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Ok to get correct tension on chain, basically loosen it a little until the chain on the underside of the bar is hanging a little... Now start tightening it up again. Basically you want the chain (the main part of each link) to be just touching the the underside of the bar. This will give correct tension... Note that chain does expand as it heats up so it may loose tension... so this is perhaps best done when the saw and chain has warmed a little. Also, new chain will stretch a little naturally so check tension each tme you use the saw.

If you do not know hoe to sharpen a chain properly, it is best to get someone else to sharpen it, or buy a new chain... Eventually all chains will need to be replaced because they can only be sharpened so many times before the cutting teeth become too small to work effectively or safely.

As for oil, if it is an electric chain saw, you only need chain/bar oil. Any good name branded bar/chain oil designed for chainsaws will work well.

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