16 In 4.5 Hp Electric Chainsaw With Carrying Case MCC4516FK

I need to tighten the chain. Is there a way to do it myself? It is a McCulloch Electramac 14 ES chainsaw
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There should be a screw at the back end of the bar.Screw it in to push the bar out ,or forward, thus makeing the chain tighter

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Generally speaking, the chain should be a little loose on the chain saw guide bar, but not loose enough that the drive links come out of the bar nose. The bar links should feel like they are raising up, but not actually come out of the guide bar.
Turn the tension control screw to the right to tighten the chain and to the left to loosen it, instructs eReplacementParts.com. Attempting to turn the tension screw without loosening the nuts first may be the reason you can`t tighten the chain. Tighten the nuts back into place when you have the chain properly adjusted.
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.
To determine whether the chainsaw chain is stretched, pull the chain away from the chainsaw`s guide bar to see if there`s space between the two. If there`s space between the chain and the chainsaw`s guide bar, then the chainsaw chain is stretched.
There should be approximately one half inch of movement in the chain up and down at a point half way between the front and rear sprockets. To change the tension loosen one of the axle-nuts and move the wheel forward or backward slightly and snug it up again.
Loose chains also make pedaling less efficient and waste your energy. A loose chain will only get worse over time, though, so you`ll want to fix it to avoid further frustration.
A simple way to check for low compression is to place the chainsaw on the ground and use the starter rope to lift it. Good compression will prevent the rope from pulling out. You should be able to carefully lift the weight of the chainsaw by the starting cord.
Generally, two-stroke chainsaw engines are built to conveniently run at full throttle without an engine breakdown. Therefore, running at any throttle speed below the full throttle is not advised. Cutting a thick wood or timber while running at a low speed or throttle can cause the blades of the chainsaw to become dull.
The Kickback Danger Zone

When this area of the bar touches an object like a branch or log, there is high likelihood that a sudden kickback reaction will occur. The larger the bar nose size, the higher the potential for chainsaw kickback.

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How do you tighten a chain on a worx wg307 – Worx Jaw Saw Wg307 – The Chainsaw Re-invented Jawsaw
ANSWER : When I took the saw screws out to clean the inside there was a black washer that fell out and I have no idea where it came from. cCan anyone awnser this question for me, please.

Cannot tighten the chain bar
ANSWER : Make sure the bar is positioned on the bar adjusting pin before you tighten cover. Adjust tension with bar adjusting screw, then tighten bar bolts.

Electric chain saw chain adjustment. How loose should it be?
ANSWER : The chain should not be sagging from bottom of bar.when you tighten the chain push the nose of saw up so that all of the slack is out of the chain.chain should snap back in the bar if you pull the chain up and let go.when i adjust a chain i push the saw forward to make the bar go up and stay there while i tighten the nuts.hope this helps, let me know

Chain saw chain is loose
ANSWER : Loosen the side cover nuts, then turn the adjuster CW to bring the chain up to the lower edge of the bar, then check to see if the chain will move fairly easily by hand. Tighten the clamp nuts and recheck tension. If chain seems to get loose quickly again, it may not be sharpened correctly causing heat to build in the chain. You should see no reflection of light from the cutting edges if filed correctly and the saw should require very little pressure for it to cut rapidly. Hope this helps!

Chain keeps coming off – Remington Electric Chain Saw
ANSWER : Normally, a loose chain will enhance it’s ability to jump off when trimming small branches.When installing and/or adjusting a chain;1) install the chain, bar, and cover, and install the cover nut loosely2) support the ‘nose’ end of the bar with a block3) tighten the chain until it touches the bottom of the bar, and then tighen the adjuster 1/8 of a turn more. *this will make the chain just a LITTLE snug4) tighten the cover nut, and then by hand CAREFULLY rotate the chain. If you cannot rotate by hand, it is too tight. re-adjsut
** This proceedure must be used on ANY brand chain saw. Here is why. If the bar nose is not lifted upon adjustment, when cutting, the nose will move upward, the chain will have a ‘droop’ away from the bar and appear to have loosened while cutting. Any contact with a small branch will flip the chain off of the bar. If you re-adjust it improperly, the same senerio will occur the next cut.

The chain popped off and I can’t get it to fit back on.
ANSWER : Losen the bar mounting nut, then losen the chain tension adjustment screw until the chain can be reinstalled, then tighten the tension screw until the chain just sags 1/8″ or so at the center of the bar then retighten the bar mounting nut.

How do I tighten my chain? its too loose and keeps falling off.
ANSWER : Mike’s answer might do it. My saw has a feature in the Chain Bar to turn right or left to move the Bar in or out. Loosen those same nut Mike wrote about, but now turn the Bar Feature (gear) to adjust, and then tighten the two nuts.

The chain-tightening mechanism is broken. The
ANSWER : You can contact Master Distributors to see if they can provide you with the replacement chain tensioner for your particular model electric chainsaw.

Since no model number was provided in your question, I can only redirect you to a site that contains the various models that you can then select from to find the parts breakdown for your chainsaw.


You can also obtain a free manual for your Remington Electric Chainsaw from this site, so save copy for future use and reference, as these are no longer made and you’ll be thankful to have a parts list available, should you need to get other parts later on.

You can also give them a call at 1-888-917-2244

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