Help a lady put here chain saw back together
March 30, 2014 8:14 AM Subscribe
I have a Poulan 14" electric chain saw that I needed the chain replaced. In doing so I ended up practically taking the whole thing apart. I did find an exploded diagram and got it back together - however, the 2 long bolts that you loosen before you tighten the chain do not seem long enough for the nuts to screw on to.
posted by shaarog to Home & Garden (7 answers total)
I did this once before and ended up leaving the washer off and barely got the nuts on but the chain came off after a few cuts.
I have taken it apart again and there are no stray leaves or anything between the pieces that would thicken the span for the bolts to pass thru. The nuts are beneath the handle and help hold the blade in place.
I figure if I am leaving a washer off and still cannot get them to bolt then I am doing something wrong- not a good feeling with an electric cutting chain.
Anybody have this issue before?