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What are the most common reasons a chainsaw won't cut?

- Dec 28, 2017 -

There are several reasons for that. If you are not using a chain which cuts in both way than check that you put the chain in right direction. But if your chain cuts both way than you should checked the bellow reasons.

Reason One: The most common cause of a chainsaw that won't cut properly is a dull cutting chain. Try sharpening or replacing the chain.

Reason Two: The chain may not have the proper amount of tension. If the adjustment screw is too loose, the chain may not make good contact with the wood. If the chain is too tight, the chain may not rotate at the proper speed, causing the chain not to cut properly. To adjust the chain, tighten or loosen the adjustment screw.

Reason Three: The chain may not have the proper amount of tension. If the adjustment screw is too loose, the chain may not make good contact with the wood. If the chain is too tight, the chain may not rotate at the proper speed, causing the chain not to cut properly. To adjust the chain, tighten or loosen the adjustment screw.

Reason Four: The chain bar might be bent or worn out. The chain should slide easily and freely around the chain bar. If it doesn't, you may need to replace the chain bar. The chain bar is lubricated by chain oil which is fed from a reservoir. Be certain to fill the reservoir with chain oil every time the tank is filled.

Reason Five: The clutch pads engage the clutch drum to rotate the chain. If the clutch pads are worn out, they will not exert enough pressure on the clutch drum. As a result, the chainsaw won't cut properly. If the clutch pads are worn out, either repair or replace the clutch assembly.

Reason Six: The clutch band is a steel band that wraps around the clutch drum and is activated by the emergency stop lever. If the emergency stop lever is engaged, it will prevent the chain from reaching full speed and cause the chain not to cut properly. If the chainsaw isn't cutting properly, make sure that the stop lever is fully disengaged. If the stop lever is disengaged, then try adjusting the clutch band.


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