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« on: October 12, 2020, 07:56:06 AM »
I am having a problem with keeping the correct tension on my chains. I have a 20 bar and have purchased 3 new sthil chains and each one will stretch to the point where there is no more adjustment left. What could be causing this??? I have also replaced the bar. 
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Re: 034 sthil
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 09:20:10 AM »
I will make a guess and i feel it has to be how your runing the saw.

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Re: 034 sthil
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 10:46:02 AM »
Make sure your oiler is putting out enough oil. Rev the tip against a piece of cardboard and it should sling oil on it generously.

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Re: 034 sthil
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 12:39:44 PM »
What pitch chain, how many drive links, and how many teeth/pins on the drive sprocket?

A smaller than recommended  drive sprocket (fewer teeth) might cause your problem. Is drive sprocket in good condition?

Stihl chains are pre-stretched , and I find they stretch very little with use.

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 05:32:44 PM »
I will make a guess and i feel it has to be how your runing the saw.
I will make a guess and i feel it has to be how your runing the saw.


I have been using this saw for 30+ years, so I think we can eliminate user error.
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Re: 034 sthil
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 05:35:00 PM »
What pitch chain, how many drive links, and how many teeth/pins on the drive sprocket?

A smaller than recommended  drive sprocket (fewer teeth) might cause your problem. Is drive sprocket in good condition?

Stihl chains are pre-stretched , and I find they stretch very little with use.
That was all checked today when I took the saw in to my Sthil dealer and everything was good. Its throwing plenty of oil.
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Re: 034 sthil
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 03:28:34 PM »
Try a different brand of chain and see if that makes a difference. Maybe you got some defected ones.
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Re: 034 sthil
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2020, 08:46:23 PM »
You stretched an actual Stihl branded chain ? I didn't think that was possible .As far as I'm concerned it's the toughest chain on the market also the most expensive .Sounds more like that "special " chain a former sponsor of this forum once sold .I think it was made of recycled beer cans from 1963 .( I'm being sarcastic   ;) )


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