Oregon Maintenance and Safety Manual, MMANUAL-EN AB

Saw Chain Maintenance

How to Tension your Saw Chain (without Intenz ® )

WARNING : Always wear protective gloves. Read "Operation & Handling Care" on page 20.

1. Turn the engine off.

Note: Never tension your saw chain right after cutting when the saw chain has expanded in length

from the heat. Saw chain tensioned while hot will contract when it cools, and can damage your guide bar and saw chain. ONLY TENSION SAW CHAIN WHEN THE SAW CHAIN HAS COOLED. 2. Loosen guide bar mounting nuts on the side of your chainsaw. 3. Pull the guide bar nose up, and keep it up as you adjust tension.

4. Adjust tension as follows:

For Solid-Nose Guide Bars Turn your chainsaw’s tension-adjustment screw until the bottoms of the lowest tie-straps and cutters come up and just touch the bottom of the guide bar rail.

For Sprocket-Nose Guide Bar Tension must be tighter than on a solid-nose guide bar. Turn your chainsaw’s tension adjustment screw until the bottoms of the lowest tie-straps and cutters come up and solidly contact the bottom of the guide bar rail.

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