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Chain keeps coming off my new 16" Makita chainsaw. Any suggestions?

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Make sure that your chain is properly tightened and that the bar does not have any dents or dings in guide groove.I like to have my chains tightened to where you can pull them up at the mid-point of the bar about enough to fit the thickness of a nickle in between it and the bar.Do this when saw and chain are at operating temperature.If nothing else helps try a new chain if you have reached the end of tensioning adjustments. Thank you.

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