Oregon Maintenance and Safety Manual, MMANUAL-EN AB

Replace Guide Bar Nose

Replacing Oregon® PowerCut ™ Guide Bar Noses (formerly Power Match®) NOTE: Select a new PowerCut nose with the correct pitch for your guide bar and saw chain. Reduced-kickback Double Guard® replacement noses can be installed on any PowerCut guide bar and can be used with the same drive link count loop of saw chain.

1. Your Oregon PowerCut guide bar nose is marked, on one side only, with dimple or “X”. Always strike on

Dimple or “X” Side Up

this side of PowerCut guide bar noses. Striking on the wrong side will damage the nose and guide bar body. Use the PowerCut nose rivet punch (part no. 102623si) to drive out the single attaching rivet. 2. Remove the old nose. Clean the guide bar’s attachment area. 3. Insert the new nose into the guide bar body. Insert the Power Match rivet (included with replaceable sprocket nose kit) ßthrough the underside of the nose, opposite the “X” mark.

Dimple or “X” Side Up

Dimple or “X” Side Up

NOTE: The rivet will not fit, and cannot be secured, if inserted through the “X” side.


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