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Just bought my chainsaw yesterday, ran for 2 hours and chain came off. (Which I understand is not unheard of) I have put it back on and it doesnt seem to cut now. It makes a bit of noise when I give it gas and stops when I put it to the tree. How do I know for sure if I gave put the chain on to tight/loose? Do I need to do anything else? (Needless to say I am probably a bit paranoid as this is the first time I have ever had a chain come off)

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When the chain is on the bar and everything is tightened down,, you should be able to pull the center of the chain down off the bar by about a 1/8th of a inch.
the other thing to check is to make sure you have the chain on correctly and the cutting teeth are facing the right way.
if you have any other questions -- please feel free to write me back here and I will do my best to walk you thru the steps needed to fix.


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  • buckole5 Mar 13, 2011

    Thanks very much.



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