How often do you tighten your chainsaw chain?

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fields_mj

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When a chain and/or rim are new, I check them after every tank. Once they are broken in, I only check them when I sharpen the chain, and that's really only indirectly because if they are too loose, the chain is more difficult to sharpen.
 

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You guys are mean! I have no snarky things to add, but a minor aside to add. I like to tighten the chain pretty snug and then lift the bar halfway between its upper limit and lower position on the bolts as I am tightening the bar bolts. This adjusts the bar to a neutral position.

I was taught it reduces wear on chain, bar and sprocket.

My stuff ages well so I am happy. Wish I were better with carbs........
 

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