Craftsman Chainsaw Cutting Chain Replacement #585889914

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the cutting chain on a Craftsman chainsaw. The most common reason for replacing the cutting chain is when the chainsaw doesn’t cut properly.

All of the information for this cutting chain replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Craftsman

Tools needed: 13mm socket

Step By Step Instructions

1
Before you replace the cutting chain on your chainsaw first make sure the engine has cooled and that the on-off switch is in the “off” position.
2
Now use the provided wrench or a 13mm socket to help loosen and unthread the nuts securing the clutch cover.
3
Confirm that the chain brake is disengaged and pull off the cover.
4
Lift off the chain guard and remove the old chain if still intact.
5
Install the new cutting chain by aligning it on the sprocket and the chain bar.
6
Make sure the teeth on the chain are facing towards the front end of the chain bar on the top and away from the front end on the bottom.
7
Reposition the chain guard.
8
To replace the clutch cover, the chain tensioner pin will need to be inserted into the hole in the chain bar.
9
You will probably need to rotate the tension adjustment screw counter-clockwise to properly align the tensioner pin.
10
With the cover in place, hand-tighten the nuts.
11
Now lift the bar and rotate the adjustment screw clockwise until there is no slack in the chain.
12
Now fully tighten the nuts and confirm that the chain is taut.
13
With the repair completed turn the on-off switch to the “on” position and your chainsaw should be ready for use.
Description
This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the cutting chain on a Craftsman chainsaw. The most common reason for replacing the cutting chain is when the chainsaw doesn’t cut properly.

All of the information for this cutting chain replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Craftsman

Tools needed: 13mm socket
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
Before you replace the cutting chain on your chainsaw first make sure the engine has cooled and that the on-off switch is in the “off” position.
2
Now use the provided wrench or a 13mm socket to help loosen and unthread the nuts securing the clutch cover.
3
Confirm that the chain brake is disengaged and pull off the cover.
4
Lift off the chain guard and remove the old chain if still intact.
5
Install the new cutting chain by aligning it on the sprocket and the chain bar.
6
Make sure the teeth on the chain are facing towards the front end of the chain bar on the top and away from the front end on the bottom.
7
Reposition the chain guard.
8
To replace the clutch cover, the chain tensioner pin will need to be inserted into the hole in the chain bar.
9
You will probably need to rotate the tension adjustment screw counter-clockwise to properly align the tensioner pin.
10
With the cover in place, hand-tighten the nuts.
11
Now lift the bar and rotate the adjustment screw clockwise until there is no slack in the chain.
12
Now fully tighten the nuts and confirm that the chain is taut.
13
With the repair completed turn the on-off switch to the “on” position and your chainsaw should be ready for use.

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