Oregon Maintenance and Safety Manual, MMANUAL-EN AB

Saw Chain Troubleshooting

Problem: Saw Chain Has Tight Joints

19. Peening on bottom or front of cutters and tie-straps. Cause: Improper saw chain tension or a worn out drive sprocket. Symptoms: Saw chain stretch or saw chain breakage. Remedy: Saw chain with tight joints cannot be repaired. Replace the saw chain and maintain proper tension. Replace the rim drive sprocket if worn. 20. Peening in notches of cutters and tie-straps. Cause: Worn spur drive sprocket. Symptoms: Saw chain stretch or saw chain breakage. Remedy: Replace the spur drive sprocket. Replace the saw chain. Always maintain proper tension and do not run saw chain on a worn drive sprocket.

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