Question about Homelite Consumer Products 9.0 Amp, 14 In. Chainsaw
My chain saw (14 inch gas powered) would not rotate. I went to Home Depot and the rep noticed that some of the teeth were missing. So, he replaced the chain. It started and spun around just fine at the store. At home, I tried to cut a small 2 inch branch. It spun the chain okay, but would not cut the branch. There seems to be an exess of oil. Maybe when we put the saw on its side to replace the chain, extra oil fell out....I don't know. I don't know why a new chain won't cut. It appears to be leaking oil now, when at rest on the counter. Any ideas??
Modern chainsaws have the ability to run without turning the chain via the chain-brake. To set the brake the uppermost handle is pushed forward (toward the chain) and a firm snap should be heard and felt. To release the brake you pull the same handle back (towards the engine) and get the same "snap".
Concerning oil leakage: Bar/chain lube collects on the inside of the clutch cover and the sawdust mixes with it as you saw. A surprising amount of oil gets absorbed in the sawdust and later seeps back out when the saw is at rest. If the level of oil in the tank noticably drops after sitting overnight you may have a leak...otherwise it's normal.
As for a running chain that wont cut, it is common for chains to be installed backward and the unit still function perfectly (it just won't cut wood). See the proper chain orientation here. In this photo the chain travel is from left to right.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
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