How to Adjust Oil Flow for a Husqvarna Chainsaw

Written by michael j. scott
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Over the years, Husqvarna has made a name for itself as a reliable manufacturer of durable power tools, including chainsaws. While Husqvarna chainsaws come with the oil flow factory set, most models allow the user to adjust the flow of oil to the blade. Adjusting the oil flow can help save wear and tear on your chain, and decrease oil waste.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Flat head Screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Locate the ignition switch on the left side of the chainsaw, and ensure it has been slid all the way to the right hand, or STOP position.

  2. 2

    Locate the oil flow adjustment screw on the underside of the chainsaw. It may not be clearly marked, but look for a rotary-type screw where the oil flows to the blade, on the blade side of the saw.

  3. 3

    Use your flat head screwdriver to turn the screw and adjust the flow. Turn the screw clockwise to increase the flow and counter-clockwise to decrease the flow.

  4. 4

    Start your chainsaw and verify you have you desired amount of oil flow to the blade.

Tips and warnings

  • Keep you chainsaw clean, as it make the saw more efficient; it will also make it easier to spot the adjustment screw.
  • Make sure the chainsaw is off when doing an adjustment. Never attempt any chainsaw maintenance without the ignition switch in the STOP position.
  • Not all Husqvarna chainsaws have adjustable oil flow features. Refer to your chainsaw's documentation to ensure your model is adjustable.

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