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How do you replace your electric chainsaw chain?

- Apr 12, 2018 -

When the time to change the electric chainsaw chain has come, one major concern that has been affecting many chainsaw owners is how to replace their electric chainsaw chain. The whole task might seem a bit overwhelming, but the truth is that, replacing electric chainsaw chains can be really relatively easy to accomplished, especially with the help of some few handy tools.

To replace your chainsaw chain, all you need is a little patience and just a couple of tools, a wrench and a screwdriver.

Step 1: Locate the bar to the saw. Using a wrench, unscrew the nuts on the chainsaw side plate and remove the plate to access the chain.


Step 2: Release the chain tension. To release the chain tension, simply push the nose of the chainsaw’s bar towards the chainsaw. The chain will easily remove from the guide bar afterwards.


Step 3: Locate the tightening screw on the inside side of the guide bar and loosen it, by loosening this you will make it easier to fit the new chain.


Step 4: Carefully remove the chain from the guide bar. Remove the chain from the sprocket and remove it from the housing as well as from around the chain arm.


Step 5: Carefully thread your new or recently bought chainsaw chain around the chainsaw’s clutch drum, making sure that the drive links engage in the sprocket.

After the chain is properly threaded, add some tension into it by pulling the nose of the guide bar away from the chainsaw. To tighten the chain, tighten the adjusting screw by using a clockwise motion.


Finally, you may now reinstall the side case of the chainsaw. Make sure that everything is properly lubricated, keep in mind that it’s important to use the right chain oil, which will keep your chainsaw working correctly and efficiently.


Your chainsaw can now operate with its new chain.

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