Question about Homelite Consumer Products 9.0 Amp, 14 In. Chainsaw
It is normal for a chain to loosen under usage, especially if the chain is dull or mis-sharpened so that the chain must be overly forced into the cut or there is insufficient oil being fed to the chain from the auto-oiler. Remove the bar and chain--start the engine and look for oil oozing out of the side port in the engine where the bar fits to. If there are thin metal plates on either side of the bar, make sure that the one with a long slot fits to the engine side. This slot allows oil to enter the bar oiling holes no matter where the bar is adjusted. Be sure to clean the two small oil passages in the drive end of the bar that run from the large holes out to the chain groove on either edge. Clean the chain groove as well as the bar and engine side. Reassemble the bar and chain making sure the adjustment 'tang' drops into one of the large bar holes. Install the cover, but leave the mounting nuts/bolts finger tight. Turn the chain adjustment screw CW until the chain just pulls up to the lower bar edge, then tighten the cover mounts. Make sure the chain can be turned by hand and is fully up to the bar with light tension. Chain filing is fairly exacting and must be consistent from tooth to tooth. If a tooth edge cuts your finger, it is considered to be sharp. (not a suggested test by the way) Look for no light reflecting from the filed edge as a good test. Once everything is ready, start the engine and run the bar tip near some cardboard--a few moments running should produce a thin line of oil. If it seems slow to cut, check the chain's sharpness. Don't worry about adjusting the chain to some mark as the chain will grow length with use. It is not necessary to remove the bar and chain when adjustment is required, just loosen the bar mounting fasteners to finger tight. Hope this helps!
Posted on Sep 13, 2010
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The side plate on most chainsaws will be held on by two nuts. Loosen the blade adjustment screw (a pin that is usually driven by a screw and pushes the blade out from the chainsaw to keep the chain tension tight).
The old chain is ready to be removed now that the sprocket plate is off of the saw. Pull the nose of the chainsaw's bar away from the chainsaw to release it from the tensioner.
Remove the old chainsaw chain.
The chain will easily remove from the guide bar with all that slack in it. Note the orientation of the cutting edges of the chain so you put the new one on the same way.
Pull the drive links out of the guide bar and slip the other end of the chain around the clutch drum.
Carefully thread your new or recently sharpened chainsaw chain around the chainsaw's clutch drum, making sure that the drive links engage in the sprocket.
Thread the rest of the drive links into the guide bar and around its nose, making sure all links are in the guide bar slot.
With the chain properly threaded along the clutch drum and guide bar, put some tension into it by pulling on the nose of the guide bar away from the chainsaw.
While pulling the guide bar, make sure to seat it onto the saw's adjustment pin.
Replace the side plate.
The side plate is ready to go back on as long as the guide bar is properly positioned beneath.
Replace the plate and the nuts that hold it into position, but do not tighten the nuts down all the way yet. The guide bar must be allowed to move a little while the chain is tightened to the correct tension.
Finish tightening the side plate nuts.
The chainsaw chain replacement is now complete.
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