Always wear safety glasses and the glove on the hand that is holding the bar and chain. Before
beginning, it is imperative that the chain brake is in disengaged position by moving the front hand and guard towards the front handle. Only a dealer can replace the cover if you remove it while the chain brake is in engaged.
Remove the bar nuts and the clutch cover, remove the transportation rings or spacers and discard. Fit the bar over the bar bolts and place the bar in its rearmost position. Place the chain over the drive's bracket; notice the orientation of the chain with the cutter teeth facing forward on the top edge of the bar for it to be installed correctly.
Locate the drive links in the groove on the bar, begin on the top edge of the bar and check that the drive links of the chain fit correctly over the drive's bracket and that the chain is correctly located in the groove in the bar.
Place the chain adjuster pin in the clutch cover into the hole in the bar then fit the clutch cover onthe unit. Tighten the bar nuts, finger tight. Tension the chain by turning the chain tensioning screw clockwise using the combination spanner while holding up the bar tip. The chain is correctly tensioned when the bottom of the drive link can’t be visibly lifted above bar but the chain can still be turned easily by the hand.
Tighten the bar knots with the combination spanner, do not over tighten. When using a saw with tool-less tensioning, turn the hand on 1/2 turn counter clockwise and then use the thumb wheel to tighten the chain.
After fitting a new chain, the chain tension has to be checked frequently until the chain has run in. A correctly tensioned chain ensures good cutting performance and long life; never adjust the chain while it is hot. The position of the chain tensioning screw on our chainsaws varies from model to model; refer to your manual for actual location of the tensioning screw