How to Put a Chain Back on a Chainsaw
Operating a chainsaw is indispensable for winter season job in many rustic locations around the world; though, you have to know how to put a chain back on a chainsaw bar if it came off when cutting firewood. It occurs frequently, more than ever if the chain gets warm & stretches, even if it becomes stuck fast in a piece of wood.
Place the chainsaw parts before you. Check the chain is facing the right way to cut wood; the teeth must be facing away from you when you are holding the chainsaw.
Protect the chain around the sprocket & bring into line it the length of the grooves of the bar. You will observe a gap for the chain-tension nipple on the end of the bar. Line these up so the nipple fits in the hole on the bar. Pull the chain to squeeze it, using the rotate to attain the preferred tension.
Position the cover plate back on top of the bar & line up the cover-plate lodging screws with their matching screw holes. Screw the cover-plate housing screws back in & constrict.
Check the chain to assure it spins liberally when pulled. Make sure the chain that you can raise it about 1/4 inches, so it isn’t too stiff to roll.
Tips & Warnings
- For all time use a pointed chain to cut wood, to prevent the smash up to the bar that can crop up from the chain “burning” from side to side wood, as an alternative of cutting it like cooking oil.
- While you have tightened the chain, be sure it spins without restraint in the region of the bar.
- Use hand or a screwdriver. If not, untie the tension screw situated next to the bar on the rising plate.
- Always be dressed in protection goggles & gloves.
- Be dressed in tight pants to put off the chain from infectious on slack clothing & causing an accident.
- Leather boots are suggested.
When cutting wood, do not lean in a straight line over the chainsaw. You could be hurt if the chain slips off the bar.
Replacing the Chain on Chainsaws
Before You Begin
Before removing the clutch wrap to picture the bar & chain, undo the clutch brake, if the saw has one; or else, you’ll have complicatedness replacing the cover. You also require knowing the position of the adjustment screw.
Removing the Old Chain
In the case of Poulan saws come with a particular tool so as to have a socket for unscrewing the cover & a screwdriver for adjusting the tension; employ a socket wrench & a flat-head screwdriver. Place the saw standing on a table.
Wear gloves after disengaging the brake, loosen the two nuts holding the clutch cover & then unscrew them & do away with the cover. Press on the bar back toward the saw with one hand to let go the tension on the chain & lift the chain off the bar & unfasten it from the sprocket. Lastly, pull the bar away from the engine housing.
Preparing for Installation
Select the new chain & assemble it so that the force pins are opposite the center of the circle it forms & the cutting teeth are on the outer surface. The compass reading of the chain must be such that the cutting ends of the teeth on the top of the round are facing the end of the bar, & on the underneath, they are facing the saw.
Installing the Blade
Begin installation by aligning the alteration pin on the bar with the one on the engine housing & replacing the bar on the two rods that hold it. Wind the chain around the sprocket, and then fit the drive pins into the groove on the bar and pull the bar out to set the chain in the groove.
Put back the sprocket cover & tighten the nuts hand-tight previous to adjusting the tension that you do by rotating the fine-tuning screw clockwise. When the chain is tight sufficient to hold the bar, squeeze the sprocket cover nuts with a wrench.
Adjusting the Tension
Fine-tune the tuning screw by turning it clockwise in quarter-turn an increment awaiting the chain doesn’t drop at the bottom & you can pull the top somewhat away from the bar. You never be able to pull the chain far an adequate to permit the drive pins to clear the bar.
Check the tension by using the socket tool or a screwdriver ray to go round the chain. It must move liberally; if it doesn’t, free tension by rotating the screw counterclockwise in anticipation of it does.