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Replacing Stihl chain tension adjustment screw

Post in 'The Gear' started by bigoak9745, Aug 28, 2008.

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  1. bigoak9745

    bigoak9745 New Member

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    I have a Stihl 028 Super that is getting hard to adjust chain tension. Turn it 4-6 times before I get any movement. I am sure the adjustment screw is stripping out and needs replacement. I have seen the replacement parts on e-bay. My question is is this something that is fairly easy to change out or should it go into a Stihl dealer to have it done? Any one have experience or tips on doing this? I have only done a little simple maintenance on my saw before.

    Let me know what you think would be best route to take.

    Thanks!

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  2. cmonSTART

    cmonSTART Minister of Fire

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    It's fairly easy to do - pretty straightforward.
  3. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    Real easy to do...once the bar is off you can do it in the time it takes to hold your breath.
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