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How do I tighten chain on Model Poulan 2050. Can't seem to get tight enough.

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Hello JNorth, It's possible that the chain tensioner and the little "cog" that fits into the bar, has slipped out and isn't letting you properly tension/tighten the chain and bar.

To check this and get the bar & chain properly tightened, you'll need to remove the two (2) chain break/guard cover nuts on the side, so you can clean out the gung under it and reposition the chain tightener back to engage the bar.

Once you have the tightening screw and cog turned so it can engage the bar, make sure the chain is on the bar, in the groove, and using a screwdriver or the provided chainsaw multi-tool, turn the tensioner screw until you get most of the slack out of the bar and chain. Now you can put the chain break/guard cover back on and only hand tighten the nuts snug. Now continue adjusting the chain tensioning screw until the chain is snug, while holding the tip of the bar and chain up (I find using a small piece of 2 X 4 placed under the tip of the chainsaw makes this easier to do).

Now properly tension the chain so that it is snug by not overtight. You should be able to turn it by hand (wear gloves so as not to cut yourself!)

Now tighten the chain break/guard cover nuts all the way and again, check for movement by hand.

Here's a link to a free downloadable manual for your model Poulan chainsaw, just look at the upper right side of the page. Once you click on the link, you have to answer a few questions (basically giving your rating of the chainsaw) to get the download. Save a copy to print it out.

Please refer to page 6 and 7 to see the manufacturers recommended steps, as I've outlined above, for checking and tensioning the bar and chain.

http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/POULAN/2050-_E

I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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Hold the nose up!
How do I tighten chain on Model Poulan 2050. - c581361.gif Chain Adjustment

  1. Make sure the chain brake is off (gloves will protest your fingers).
  2. If necessary, loosen the bar nuts that are clamping the clutch cover in place (or whatever holds the clutch cover and bar on). They don't need these really loose - finger tight will do.
  3. Ease the tension adjustment until the chain is obviously loose.
  4. Using one hand, hold the nose of the bar up.
  5. While holding the nose up, adjust the tensioner so that the center of the chain just touches the underside of the bar, add a touch more.
  6. Continue holding the nose of the bar up & tighten up the bar nuts / bolts / quick-release system. HTH
Lou

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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    dontbother10 Nov 18, 2009

    If you are having difficulty fitting the drive links into the bar groove, the chain binds or rides up when rotated there may be burrs on the drive links. These often form if the chain comes off while at speed.


    Use a file on the flats of the drive links to remove burrs. HTH

    Lou

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