How to Replace the Chain on a Remington Chainsaw

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Things You'll Need

  • Socket wrench set

  • Leather work gloves

  • Replacement chain

  • Flathead screwdriver

  • Wrench set

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Remington makes more than just men's shavers. The Remington chainsaw is a handy occasional-use tool for cutting dead limbs and removing trees. You can replace a dull blade quickly on a Remington chainsaw without removing the entire guide bar. Replacement chains are available at home improvement centers.


Step 1

Disconnect the chain saw power cord. Locate the guide bar and sprocket cover retaining nut on the right front of the chain saw body. Remove the retaining nut with a socket wrench and pull the cover away from the chain saw. Put on your leather work gloves before removing the chain.

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Step 2

Push the guide bar toward the chain saw body to provide slack in the chain. Remove the chain from the chain sprocket in the body of the chain saw and remove the chain from the guide bar.


Step 3

Place the new chain over the sprocket in the chain saw body and thread the chain over the top of the guide bar. The cutting edge on the chain should point away from the saw.

Step 4

Hold the chain near the top groove near the end of the guide bar while rotating the guide bar track with your free hand. This will rotate the chain over the remaining part of the guide bar.


Step 5

Pull the guide bar away from the saw to take slack out of the chain and reattach the chain saw cover. Thread the guide bar retaining nut over the bolt until it is hand tight. Slowly slide the guide back into the chain saw until the guide bar retaining bolt lock over the guide.

Step 6

Locate the chain tension adjustment screw between the cover and the guide bar. Turn the adjustment with a flathead screwdriver clockwise to tighten the chain. Tighten the guide bar retaining nut with a wrench.


Chain saw blades are sharp, always wear leather work gloves when replacing the Remington chain saw chain.



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