How to Adjust a Bar Oiler on a Husqvarna Chainsaw

Written by eric blankenburg
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The bar oiler on a Husqvarna chainsaw lets you manually adjust the output volume of bar oil. While the bar oil flows automatically via a pump, you can increase or decrease the desired amount of lubrication. Each cutting job may require a different oil setting and, as the Husqvarna ages, you may need to increase the oil output to keep the chain properly lubricated. While over-lubricating may only waste oil, under-lubricating can cause serious damage to the clutch and crankshaft.

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Things you need

  • Screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Turn off the engine on your Husqvarna. Lay the chainsaw onto a flat work area. Turn the Husqvarna upside down.

  2. 2

    Locate the bar oiler adjustment screw on the bottom of the engine; this screw will be marked with an oiler and a drop of oil. Turn the screw with the screwdriver towards the "plus" symbol, or counterclockwise, to increase the oil; turn the screw to the "minus" symbol, or clockwise, to decrease the oil.

  3. 3

    Turn the chainsaw on. Throttle the trigger. Hold the tip of the bar 1 inch away from a piece of wood; when oil is properly set, a light splattering of oil will hit the piece of wood. Continue monitoring oil output volume while cutting and make any adjustments as necessary.

Tips and warnings

  • You should perform the oil check after each refuelling.

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