When using a chainsaw, the chain heats up and expands and slackens. A slack chain is likely to fall off the chainsaw bar when in use, putting the user at risk of injury. It is therefore important that the chain is correctly tensioned, and that you check it before each time you use it.
Follow these simple steps to make sure your saw is always ready for use:
These instructions are for a standard sprocket-nosed bar. If your chainsaw has another type of bar, please refer to the manufacturer's instructions for correct chain tensioning.
Click the 'Play' button in the image above to watch a quick Husqvarna video on chain tensioning.
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