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On my McCulloch gas chain saw, the chain came off while cutting a branch. How do I put it back on?

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You should refer to your user manual. However, the procedure is not that hard.

  • Loosen the two bolts that hold the chain bar to the body of the chainsaw
  • Push the Bar backward until there is enough play to put the chain back on the track: clean off any dirt/debris and carefully examine your chain (such as damaged or bend teeths) and bar (such as nicks/cracks) for any physical damages and replace/recondition as appropriate.
  • Retension the chain by moving the bar until the chain is tight (but not too tight!): you should just be able to very sligthly lift the chain up (but NOT OFF) from the chain bar.
  • When you obtain the 'correct' tension, make sure the two bars bolts are firmly and securely tighten!
  • With motor off, safety guard off, check that the chain can rotate easily but firmly.
Chainsaws are lethal tools: do the above at your own risk and do not undertake this task unless you are a confident handyman!

Hope the informaion is useful!

Posted on Aug 07, 2010

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