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How-To Tension Chainsaw Chain Video
Oregon urges you to become familiar with proper saw chain maintenance techniques, and be aware of the possible dangers which can result if saw chain is not properly maintained. Always wear proper protective apparel when operating or maintaining a chainsaw. Check your chainsaw's chain tension frequently during operation.
How-To Tension a Chainsaw Chain
Important: Always make sure the engine is turned off before you begin tensioning the chainsaw chain. Also, saw chain should only be tensioned while it is cool, not hot.
How-To Tension a Chainsaw Chain on an Oregon Intenz Guide Bar
Oregon’s Intenz guide bars have their own built-in tensioning mechanism which allow you to tension chain quickly and easily. With Intenz, you don’t need to hold the bar tip up during the tensioning process.
How tight should I tension my chain?
A snap test should be performed. Grasp the chain along the bottom of the bar, pull down, and let go. The chain should snap back to its original position, solidly contacting the bottom of the bar rail. For general instructions on how to tension your chain, check out our chain instructional guide and video.