How-To Tension Chainsaw Chain
Proper chainsaw chain tension is critical for the performance of your chainsaw. Chain tension should be evaluated before beginning work and checked regularly throughout the job. A loose chainsaw chain increases the risk of kickback as well as the chances of the saw chain being thrown off the guide bar. Saw chain that is too tight can prevent the chainsaw from turning the saw chain or cause the chainsaw to heat up. In addition to being a potential fire hazard, an overheated saw chain and guide bar can significantly reduce the useful life of these components.