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getting oil to chain saw chain

Posted by flyfishing (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 18, 10 at 11:15

The oil is barely getting to the chain on my craftsman 16 inch electric chain saw.I removed the guide and the oil is coming out where it should be. The oil holes on the guide and groove for the chain is clean. The guide is not bent. Instead of flowing to the chain, it eventually starts leaking out the bottom of the saw between the main housing and bar clamp. Your help is appreciated.thanks.

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RE: getting oil to chain saw chain

I have found dirty pumps and filters to be my problems. Dirty due to sawdust getting into the bar oil tank while filling before cleaning or being careful. The Poulans foam filters were easy to clean with the use of my Poulan manual. I could see the foam deteriorating if the saw is old enough. The saws with manual pumps and auto seems to work better because you can force oil through and prime the bar (when the pump is good and the filter is not too dirty). Some people will simply use a squirt can to add oil as needed or at least before good dia cut vs a bill on an old saw. One Logger told me he adds oils as if the oilier is not working period. Remember, some Craftsman are Poulan saws. Craftsman is only a brand vs a builder of a product. logger

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