Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: georgia's toe-nails of the foot hills
Re: Chahinsaw chain keeps coming loose
Heat from friction could make the chain lengthen and get looser. I would follow the above suggestions and add that I would want to be sure the oiler is working properly.
If you use the wrong lube, it may be being 'flung' from the chain too readily when the chain is moving. Alternatively, it may not be flowing as well as it should, starving the chain for lubrication, causing it to run hot.
I cut through an oak... with a small McCullough that was a brothers and had seen use. Sharpened the chain so often, but NEVER had it get hot to the touch. I have no idea why, but I surely don't remember it being hot.
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Last edited by tomw0; 07-23-2019 at 12:30 PM.