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Model 338 chain saw, chain too tight needs to be loosened off

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There is a hole in the brake/clutch cover (that you take off when you change your chain) under the attachment bolts through which a bolt protrudes. Use a small screw driver or the wrench that comes with the saw to turn this bolt (it has a slot in it) to either tighten or loosen the chain.

Hope that helps.

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Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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