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How do you adjust the chain size? - Poulan Pro 16-Inch 38 cc Anti-Vibration Chainsaw #PP3516AVX

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A link to a Poulan PP3416AVX OM follows (may not be your saw):
There is a mention of chain tensioning on page 2, a more complete explanation begins on page 7 (Assembly) and continues through the bottom of page 8.

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