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My chain does not move freely on the bar so to sharpen it I have to remove it

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Michael Pooley, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. Michael Pooley

    Michael Pooley New Member

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    I have a Makita UC3020A electric Chain saw.
    My chain does not move freely on the bar so to sharpen it I have to remove it.

    Is this normal for an electric corded Chain saw or is there something wrong?

    It's a pain having to remove the chain to sharpen it.

    Thanks for your help

    Mike
     
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    Either too tight, brake isn't released, or wrong chain/bar combo.
    No, it should move some.
     
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    No clutch on the electric saw - should move but not easily.
     
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    Yeah, electric saws don't rotate easily by hand.
     
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    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    Welcome to AS Micheal.
     
  6. Michael Pooley

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    The brake is released and it's the original bar and chain.
    I tried again but there is no movement at all even with the chain off I can't move the drive sprocket at all.

    so thanks for your replies at least I know it's probably most if not all electric chainsaws will be the same.

    I suppose battery ones will be the same as well?

    thanks again

    Mike
     
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    dallasak ArboristSite Lurker

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    I have a corded Poulan saw that I bought at a garage sale. It appears to be unmolested and the chain moves freely by hand.
     
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    Tbartruff ArboristSite Lurker

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    Did you loosen the chain some? It might be too tight.
     
  9. Michael Pooley

    Michael Pooley New Member

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    thanks but I cant move the drive sprocket even with the chain off. it's rock solid.
    But it runs fine in use!
     

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