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I have a 435 side tensioning and after around 30min of use the side mounting slackens cousing the chain to come off damaging the chain

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    dontbother10 May 11, 2010

    With a new chain that is not excessive. By side tensioning do you mean tool-less, or is the adjuster between the bar nuts?



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With a new chain that is not excessive. By side tensioning do you mean tool-less, or is the adjuster between the bar nuts? You can reply below and I can finsh answering your question. HTH

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What is happening is the chain is heating, and expanding.
Make sure you have a full tank of oil, and the recommened blade for your saw.
Also make sure the bolt(s) are not damaged on your adjuster.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010


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