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The chain will not slide on the bar after I tighten it. It initially flew off the bar, so I removed the cover, cleaned it and put it back together but I am having this problem. Thanks. George

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When a chain comes off a bar during use, sometimes the chain will strike the bar and/or the chain guard (piece on the bottom of the saw where the chain goes back around the sprocket, that keeps the chain from hitting the user) and this will put burs on the drive links (parts of the chain that ride in the groove of the bar). These burs will cause the chain to grab onto the side rails of the bar when reinstalled onto the bar. The only way to correct this is to file the burs off of the drive links or replace the chain.

You can find flat files to file off the burs at your local hardware or building supply store and replacement saw chain loops at

Posted on Dec 14, 2010


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