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How to Tension a Chainsaw Chain Correctly
03:35
TheRepairSpecialist

How to Tension a Chainsaw Chain Correctly

* VISUALLY EXPLAINED For some FREE Printable Download help Leaflets: https://www.therepairspecialistonline.com/ Properly tensioning your chainsaw chain ensures that it operates safely and efficiently. An overly tight or loose chain can lead to poor cutting performance, increased wear on the chain and bar, and even safety hazards. Let's walk through the steps to correctly tension a chainsaw chain: 1. Safety First: Before working on your chainsaw, ensure it's turned off, and the engine is cool. Wear appropriate safety gear, including gloves and eye protection, to prevent injury. 2. Release the Chain Brake: If your chainsaw has a chain brake, release it to allow the chain to rotate freely. 3. Chain Inspection: Examine the chain for any visible damage or wear, such as damaged or missing teeth. Check for loose or damaged drive links. 4. Tension Adjustment: Locate the chain tensioning mechanism, which is typically a screw or knob located near the chainsaw's guide bar. Loosen the tensioning mechanism to release the tension on the chain. 5. Bar and Chain Alignment: Check the alignment of the guide bar and the chain. They should be in proper alignment with each other. 6. Proper Tension: The chain should sit snugly against the guide bar without sagging or binding. Tension the chain until you can gently pull the bottom of the chain away from the bar by using a gloved hand. Ensure that the chain still moves freely along the bar when you manually rotate it by hand. 7. Test the Tension: Rotate the chain around the bar to check for any tight spots. The chain should move smoothly without binding. 8. Tighten the Tensioning Mechanism: Once you achieve the correct tension, use the tensioning mechanism to lock it in place. Make sure it's secure, but avoid over-tightening, which can cause damage. 9. Check the Chain Brake: Engage the chain brake to lock the chain in place when not in use. It should engage smoothly without any resistance. 10. Final Inspection: - Double-check the chain tension and alignment after tightening the tensioning mechanism. - Ensure that the chain still moves freely along the bar without any binding. 11. Lubrication: - Don't forget to lubricate the chain with chain oil to ensure proper functioning and reduce friction during operation. Conclusion: Tensioning a chainsaw chain correctly is essential for safe and efficient cutting. Regularly inspect and adjust the chain tension to prevent excessive wear on the chain and guide bar, extend the life of your chainsaw, and enhance overall cutting performance. By following these steps and prioritizing safety, you can maintain your chainsaw in top working condition. Many thanks indeed. Craig Kirkman (Owner and Creator of The Repair Specialist Channel) Please check out my amazon shop. I have recommended some useful items from Amazon below. I guarantee you that these items are the sorts of things I use on a daily basis so I know they are good. I have to be careful in recommending products because I have my name and credibility at stake. So I will only recommend good products. https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/therepairspecialist #ChainsawMaintenance #ChainsawChain #ChainsawSafety #ProperTension #ChainsawTips #ChainsawCare #GuideBarAlignment #OutdoorEquipment #ChainsawOperation #ChainsawSafetyTips #ChainsawMaintenanceGuide #ToolMaintenance #ChainsawSafetyGear #SafeChainsawUse #ChainsawTensioning #DIYChainsawMaintenance #ChainsawPerformance #SafetyFirst #ChainsawTechniques #ChainsawLubrication
Chainsaw Carburetor Settings: HOW ADJUST CHAINSAW CARBURETOR CORRECTLY!
04:29
TheRepairSpecialist

Chainsaw Carburetor Settings: HOW ADJUST CHAINSAW CARBURETOR CORRECTLY!

Welcome to my youtube Chainsaw Carburetor Adjustment. Tuning a chainsaw involves adjusting the carburetor to optimize its performance. Typically, you adjust two screws on the carburetor: the High (H) screw and the Low (L) screw. Adjusting the H screw first is essential for fine-tuning the high-speed settings. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it: Safety First: Always wear the appropriate safety gear, including safety goggles, gloves, and hearing protection. Ensure the chainsaw is on a flat, stable surface with the bar and chain away from any obstructions. Identify the Screws: Locate the carburetor adjustment screws on your chainsaw. The H screw, which controls the high-speed settings, is often marked with an 'H' or 'HI' near it. It may also be colored red. Factory Settings: Before making any adjustments, it's a good practice to find out the manufacturer's recommended settings for your chainsaw's carburetor. Check the user manual or the manufacturer's website for this information. The recommended settings may vary depending on your chainsaw's make and model. Adjust the High Screw: I personally adjust the H screw first - So to adjust the H screw, turn it clockwise (right) to lean the fuel-air mixture for higher RPM or counterclockwise (left) to enrich the mixture for lower RPM. Start with a baseline setting by turning the screw all the way in (clockwise) gently, then back it out by 1.5 to 2 turns. Initial Start: Start your chainsaw, and let it run at full throttle for a few minutes. This allows it to warm up to its operating temperature. Fine-Tuning: With the chainsaw running at full throttle, slowly adjust the H screw in small increments (1/8 or 1/16 of a turn) until you find the setting where the engine is running smoothly and reaches the highest RPM without any stuttering or excessive smoke. You should notice the engine running cleanly without bogging down. Cutting Test: After making adjustments, test the chainsaw by cutting a log or piece of wood. If it bogs down or stalls during cutting, it may be running too lean, so enrich the mixture by turning the H screw counterclockwise This principle works for most types of Chainsaw saws, and the following also helps with Chainsaw maintenance. So, whether you are using a Stihl Chainsaw, Husquvarna Chainsaw, basically, all types of Petrol Chainsaw are valid for this principle, as well as many types of or a 2 Stroke Engine. The Electric Chainsaw, of course, escapes this whole principle! Anyone who has experience tuning chainsaws knows, whether it be a Stihl chainsaw, a Homelite chainsaw, Poulan, McCulloch, Jonesered or husqvarna chainsaw, that there are so many different types of adjustment screw heads on all of the different brands available. Some have screw driver heads and others have specialist tool requirements. Here I have included a great adjustment kit on Amazon, which will fit most chainsaws: https://amzn.to/39EbJg0 Thank you Craig Kirkman, The Repair Specialist, on chainsaw carburetor adjustment Please check out my amazon shop. I have recommended some useful items from Amazon below. I guarantee you that these items are the sorts of things I use on a daily basis so I know they are good. I have to be careful in recommending products because I have my name and credibility at stake. So I will only recommend good products. https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/therepairspecialist #ChainsawTuning #ChainsawMaintenance #CarburetorAdjustment #HighSpeedScrew #ChainsawPerformance #TuningGuide #ChainsawEngine #CarburetorTuning #HighSpeedSetting #ChainsawRepair #OutdoorPowerTools #ChainsawSafety #ChainsawTips #ChainsawMaintenanceTips #ChainsawHacks #ChainsawDIY #HomeImprovement #OutdoorTools #ChainsawSafetyTips #ProperTuning #OptimizePerformance
CHAINSAW CARBURETOR TUNING: For Correct Chainsaw Carburetor Operation!
02:50
TheRepairSpecialist

CHAINSAW CARBURETOR TUNING: For Correct Chainsaw Carburetor Operation!

Chainsaw BOG DOWN - How I Tune a Chainsaw (You can to!) Welcome youtube Chainsaw Carburetor Adjustment. My Chainsaw was Bogging down when throttled and not Idling correctly. I Easily adjusted my Carburetor without any cost. You can to. HERE'S HOW I DID IT. For some FREE Printable Download help Leaflets: https://www.therepairspecialistonline.com/ Here I have some useful information for you if you need to tune the carburetor on your chainsaw. Anyone who has tried this for the first time can tell you that it's quite a daunting task. If you have tried this yourself I'm sure you will have thought, where are the adjustment screws exactly? Even if you know where they are you might then wonder, which screw do I adjust? If you know which screws to adjust then, which screw first? How much to I adjust them? Do I turn them inwards (clockwise) or outwards (anticlockwise). After trying to adjust these without any experience it can result in complete frustration. What I hear a lot is "my chainsaw wont start" This principle works for most types of Chainsaw saws, and the following also helps with Chainsaw maintenance. So, whether you are using a Stihl Chainsaw, Husquvarna Chainsaw, basically, all types of Petrol Chainsaw are valid for this principle, as well as many types of or a 2 Stroke Engine. The Electric Chainsaw, of course, escapes this whole principle! Key moments: 00:19 - Chainsaw Engine Bog down | How to correct it 00:46 - Engine Smoking Excessive and Wont Rev up | How to correct it 01:12 - Engine wont Rev up and will Stop when Idling | How to correct it 01:37 - Engine running un-even when Idling and Excessive smoke | How to correct it 02:04 - Chain turning when Idling | How to correct it Well, this easy to follow video will explain what you need to do. Anyone who has experience tuning chainsaws knows, whether it be a Stihl chainsaw, a Homelite chainsaw, Poulan, McCulloch, Jonesered or husqvarna chainsaw, that there are so many different types of adjustment screw heads on all of the different brands available. Some have screw driver heads and others have specialist tool requirements. Here I have included a great adjustment kit on Amazon, which will fit most chainsaws: https://amzn.to/39EbJg0 Please take this advice as demonstration purposes only. It is your very own decision whether or not to take this advice and any undertaking relating to this video, by you, must be done so in the correct safe manor as dictated by your safety user manual. Do not undertake any of the procedures shown in this video unless you are sure of your own safety as described by your safety manual. Thank you Craig Kirkman (Owner and Creator of The Repair Specialist) Please visit our website: https://www.therepairspecialistonline.com/ Please check out my amazon shop. I have recommended some useful items from Amazon below. I guarantee you that these items are the sorts of things I use on a daily basis so I know they are good. I have to be careful in recommending products because I have my name and credibility at stake. So I will only recommend good products. https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/therepairspecialist #ChainsawCarburetor #ChainsawTroubleshooting #DIYChainsawRepair #ChainsawMaintenance #ChainsawTuning #CarburetorAdjustment #ChainsawProblems #ChainsawIdling #ChainsawRepair #ChainsawTips #ChainsawHacks #DIYChainsaw #ChainsawAdjustment #ChainsawIssues #ChainsawEngine #2StrokeEngine #ChainsawSound #ChainsawPerformance #ChainsawTutorial #TheRepairSpecialistOnline
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