Where is the tensioning screw on a chainsaw?

There is a tension screw located near the base of the bar on the chainsaw. To tighten the chain, turn it clockwise, and to loosen turn it counterclockwise. Don’t over-tighten the chain as this could cause it to break.

How tight should the tension be on a chainsaw?

Good Tension- A properly-tensioned chainsaw chain should still be just a little loose on the chainsaw guide bar, but the chain needs to be tight enough that you can’t pull the drive links out of the bar nose.

Why does my chainsaw chain keep loosening up?

This one comes down to physics. When metal gets warmer, it expands. When you’re using your chainsaw, as the chain heats up, it will literally get larger. This is probably the most common reason that a chainsaw will start tight, and then get loose.

Why does my chain keep coming off my chainsaw?

Chainsaw chains come off the bar due to worn-out bars, worn-out sprockets, and wrongly set tension. You should also note that with continued use, chains lose their tension and hence are more likely to come off the bar when you least expect it.

How do you tension a chainsaw blade?

Loosen the bar nuts on the side of the chainsaw guide bar. Insert a screwdriver or chainsaw scrench into the Intenz slot of the guide bar. Turn the screwdriver or scrench clockwise to move the guide bar forward to proper chain tension. Perform a “snap” test to ensure proper saw chain tension.

Why does my chainsaw chain keep loosening?

How often should you tighten chainsaw chain?

I check my chain for tightness every tank, or more often if needed. You tighten new chains more often until the stretch out. When you’re setting the chain you’ll loosen the nuts and then go for the tensioner. Once you get the chain properly tight, rotate it a quarter rotation around the bar and check/adjust again.

How often should I tighten my chainsaw chain?

Why does my chainsaw chain get dull so fast?

If your chain dulls quickly, then it could be a couple of things. Check your user’s manual to ensure that you are using the right sized file for your chain. Alternatively, you could be applying too much pressure when you file. This will create cutting edges that are too thin and dull quickly.