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Chain wont tighten up for Poulan 295 Pro chain saw

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    dontbother10 Jul 19, 2010

    It appears there are different types of adjusters on your saw. Is the adjuster part of the bar or a screw that is paralell to the bar? Are you following the proceedure in your OM? Is the adjuster at a limit of travel? Please reply to these questions (below) and we will figure this out. Lou

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Hi after awhile chains stretch, make sure they get oiled good. nut that holds bar must be lose, like a 1/2 turn then you can tighten screw . don't over tighten ether of these. it takes time to find your saws happy spot , so be patient and keep trying to tweak it tell ya find it..vote if'n i was of help.. remember BUY USA MADE PRODUCTS.. Jay

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How to adjust a poulon pro chain saw 46cc 20" chain tighting


First, I'd read the manual if in doubt. No matter the type of adjuster, tool-less or not, you loosen the bar nuts, tighten the adjuster until the chain just touches the bar on the bottom (while holding the bar nose up) then tighten the bar nuts. Chain should move easily.
Re Poulan chain tightening. Be sure it's oiled and sharp, of course.

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How do i adjust the module-ignition on poulan pro chain saw model #PP4218AVWhat's your problem?


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What is the file size (to sharpen chain) for a Poulan Pro 295 46cc?


I am pretty sure this machine ran a .325 pitch chain, so the file size is 3/16, if it is running 3/8 low profile chain ( 91 ) it will be a 5/32 file, the pitch should be marked on the bar .

Sep 16, 2011 | Poulan Pro Chain Saw 46cc 20"

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I have a Poulan 295. I needed to replace the chain. It is a 20" chain. There is bar oil in the resevoir. The chain will not stay on the bar (it seems loose even when fully tightened). I replaced...


If you replaced the bar AND the chain, you'll need to make sure the chain is the correct chain for the particular bar you've used. If you're only replacing the chain, you need to make sure the chain has the same # of drive links as your old chain (maybe one or two more, if you've had some removed because of chain stretch).

On that particular model, for a 20" chain, you could have a 78 OR 80 drive link chain (drive links being the part of the chain that rides in the groove of the bar). The correct drive link count is determined by the bar you've installed and should have been made clear by whoever you purchased the bar from. Some brands use an 80 drive link chain, but MOST use the 78 drive link chain.

If the bar you purchased uses the 78 drive link chain, but you have an 80 drive link chain, then no matter how far out you adjust the bar, you may not get the chain tight enough. PartsBuggy shows a listing of which bars use the 78 drive link chains here.

Aug 29, 2011 | Poulan Pro Chain Saw 46cc 20"

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My Poulan Pro 295 chain saw starts fine, runs for a few minutes, then stops and will not start until completely cool. What could be my problem?


It sounds very much loke the ignition is playing up when hot, just as a little test when it starts to die slacken off the fuel filler cap does it pick up/re start? if yes it is a fuel tank breather issue, replace the breather.

Apr 25, 2011 | Poulan Pro Chain Saw 46cc 20"

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I have a Poulan Pro 295 20 " chain saw that wont start.No spark from plug.Think the magneto is bad. Model no.952-051310 . Need opinion and part no. Thanks.


Do a basic test first, remove the top cover, pull the earth cut out wire from the terminal on the ignition unit ( this will iliminate any problems with the switch, or wires ) now try for a spark, remember that they work off speed of rotation so give it a good pull, make sure you use a good clean plug, well earthed against the cylinder. If there is still no spark, you will need to replace the unit, part no. 530039143

Feb 17, 2011 | Poulan Pro Chain Saw 46cc 20"

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Need bar and chain for 20" poulan pro 295


Find what you need here:
Oregon Bar & Chain Selector
http://www.oregonchain.com/commonpgm/Selguide_Selctmfg.asp?BusId=OCS&SellReg=USA&LangId=ENG&ShowRem=Y&ShowAnsi=Y&ShowQuality=Y&ShowCombo=Y&usertype=OCC
Oregon numbers can easily be located with a Internet search and convert easily to other manufacturers numbers.
Chains can be fabricated locally in a few minutes (take existing chain for use as a pattern).
HTH
Lou

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