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Why does my chain keep popping off of my chainsaw?

It is a Craftsman 20" saw.

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Chain Saws , Craftsman , Hand Gardening Tools
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Brand new chain was just purchased. No sawdust or bar is not damaged. Chain is not loose.
I start it up and start cutting, it becomes loose and dangling within 5-7 cuts and then it pops off.
by Manage My Life
November 9th, 2012
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Things that can cause the chain to pop off the chainsaw are:

Chain adjusted too loose.

Teeth on chain bent or worn.

Groove in bar damaged or has sawdust build up.

Getting the bar and chain caught in a bind when a limb is being cut.
by Manage My Life
October 28th, 2009
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