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I have a new Poulan Electric Chain Saw 1630.(green in color) Question.......should you be able to pull the chain easily around by hand after the chain is properly tensioned?

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There should be some drag while pulling. Proper tension is usually gauged by pulling down on the chain from the bottom of the bar. There should be approx. 1/8 of slack. If the chain is really hard to rotate regardless of tension, then the bar will need to be replaced also.

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