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Shindaiwa Chainsaw not cutting

Common solutions for: Shindaiwa Chainsaw not cutting

01 - Cutting Chain
The most common cause of a chainsaw that won't cut properly is a dull cutting chain. Try sharpening or replacing the chain.
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Chainsaw Cutting Chain
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02 - The Chain is Improperly Adjusted
The chain may not have the proper amount of tension. If the adjustment screw is too loose, the chain may not make good contact with the wood. If the chain is too tight, the chain may not rotate at the proper speed, causing the chain not to cut properly. To adjust the chain, tighten or loosen the adjustment screw.
03 - Adjustment Screw
The chain may not have the proper amount of tension. If the adjustment screw is too loose, the chain may not make good contact with the wood. If the chain is too tight, the chain may not rotate at the proper speed, causing the chain not to cut properly. To adjust the chain, tighten or loosen the adjustment screw.
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Chainsaw Adjustment Screw
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04 - Chain Bar
The chain bar might be bent or worn out. The chain should slide easily and freely around the chain bar. If it doesn't, you may need to replace the chain bar. The chain bar is lubricated by chain oil which is fed from a reservoir. Be certain to fill the reservoir with chain oil every time the tank is filled.
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Chainsaw Chain Bar
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05 - Clutch
The clutch pads engage the clutch drum to rotate the chain. If the clutch pads are worn out, they will not exert enough pressure on the clutch drum. As a result, the chainsaw won't cut properly. If the clutch pads are worn out, either repair or replace the clutch assembly.
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Chainsaw Clutch
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06 - Clutch Band Kit
The clutch band is a steel band that wraps around the clutch drum and is activated by the emergency stop lever. If the emergency stop lever is engaged, it will prevent the chain from turning. If the chainsaw isn't cutting properly, make sure that the stop lever is fully disengaged. If the clutch band is still dragging with the stop lever disengaged,then try adjusting the clutch band.
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Chainsaw Clutch Band Kit
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