Published on February 27th, 2015 | by Turner Anderson0
How to Tension the Chain on a RedMax Chainsaw
Watch our video on how to tension the chain on a RedMax chainsaw.
If the chain is too loose on the bar, it can slip or derail. If the chain is too tight, it will cause premature bar wear. This video shows you how to properly tension the chain on a RedMax chainsaw.
Remove the top cover and disconnect the spark plug
Deactivate the chain brake by pulling it all the way back
Locate the tensioner screw on the side of the saw, while holding the bar up, turn the tensioner screw clockwise to tighten chain
You can tell that the chain is properly tensioned when chain links can not be physically lifted from the bar, however, you should still be able to easily turn the chain by hand
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