Bent or pinched bar? That or the chain could have jumped out of the bar at some point and damaged one of the links.
Yes I wondered if the bar may be bent or pinched, but I wasn't sure if it would just bend in 1 spot or if it would uniformly bend along the whole way.Bent or pinched bar? That or the chain could have jumped out of the bar at some point and damaged one of the links.
No worries, and I know the basics of chainsaws and small engines. The chain brake is not engaged so I can rule that out, and I actually got the tensioner to move a bit so it seems to be ok.BTW I think you need to loosen the nuts on the clutch cover a little before you can adjust the tension on the chain. Set it where you want it, then snug the nuts back up.
Also referring to my earlier post - other than trying to move the chain brake lever, it's pretty hard to see if the brake is engaged. There's basically a band brake around the clutch that doesn't move a whole lot... Hard to tell if it's engaged or not.
I apologize if this comes off as insulting... It's REALLY basic stuff that I'm not sure you're aware of, as I'm unsure of how "green" you may be to saws.
The sprocket moves freely but the chain doesn't seem to move freely when it's off the unit.Does the chain spin freely around the bar when bar is off the saw? Bar tip sprocket stuck?