tool-less tensioning

gardener79June 21, 2012

What is your opinion of the tool-less chain tensioning feature on a chainsaw? I have heard they can have some problems.

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The tool-less chain tension is a convenient feature but I personally prefer to adjust the chain manually. By doing it manually you can be assured it is properly adjusted right.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 12:28PM
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txtom50(8a texas)

I had the tool-less setup on a Stihl 018C. Disliked it so much I bought the parts to convert it to conventional tensioning. Huge dirt trap.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 4:58AM
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Another case of someone trying to reinvent the wheel.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 11:21AM
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That is my feeling too. In fairness, it is pretty hard to over tighten the chain but I much prefer the conventional system.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 12:35PM
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