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I have a husqvarna 45 i bought in 1989...which runs great except the bar gets no oil....i cleaned everything up ...not sure about taking stuff this something i can fix myself?

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On the bottom of the saw there is an adjusting screw that allows oil to come out onto the bar. There is three different settings. Adjust the screw to a certain setting. Then start the saw, put a board in front of you, rev the saw up and you should start seeing vertical line made by the oil. If no line is present, adjust the screw to a higher setting and try again. If this does not fix the problem, the oil line is clogged and will need to be cleaned out. Hope this helps.

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