How do you adjust a chainsaw oiler?
To increase the oil flow, turn the automatic oiler adjustment screw counterclockwise. To decrease oil flow, turn the automatic oiler adjustment screw clockwise. While always wearing heavy work gloves, grasp the chain and pull it towards the nose of the chainsaw to ensure that the chain moves freely.
Why is my chainsaw not oiling the chain?
The most common reason a chainsaw oiler stops working is that the oil hole gets clogged. To fix this, remove the chain and bar from your chainsaw and clean the oil hole and oil outlet port. If this doesn’t fix the problem, you’ll probably need to replace the oil line or pump.
How does the automatic oiler work on a chainsaw?
The throttle simultaneously engages the motor and the oil pump. As you throttle up, a worm drive engages the pump to send oil through a port that releases onto the bar. As the chain moves across the bar, it distributes the oil across the surface, reducing the friction and the heat that occurs when cutting.
How old is a Homelite XL chainsaw?
The year 1963 saw the introduction of the world’s first “lightweight” chainsaw, the magnesium-alloy framed Homelite XL-12; the numeral twelve denoting that the power-head weighed a mere twelve pounds. This saw is widely regarded as one of the most recognizable and well-known chainsaws of all time.
How do I know if my chainsaw oil pump is bad?
Generally speaking, the signs of a chainsaw oiler problem are easily spotted. If the chainsaw seems like it’s getting too hot or producing smoke, that is a sign that there is an oil deficiency in the chain. This is not good for the life of your chainsaw. If you spot this problem, it is time to troubleshoot the issue.
What happens if you run a chainsaw without bar oil?
Without lubricant, the speed at which the chain moves over the chainsaw bar can cause some serious friction. A slowed-down chain and excessive fuel burning mean there’s a lot of friction between your bar and chain, which means a lot of heat is being produced that could do major damage to your saw.
What size chain does a Homelite XL use?
20″ Full Chisel Saw Chain for Homelite Super XL Chainsaws – (20 inch, 3/8″ Pitch, 0.050″ Gauge, 70 Drive Links, CSC-D70) – UpStart Components.