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tcleve4911 02-16-2013 08:43 AM

Electric chainsaw brake
 
I have a 16" Milwaukee chainsaw that I've had for years.
Recently the brake trips so easy that I have to hold it up to even run it.
Any tips on doing a "brake job" ?

BigJim 02-16-2013 08:58 AM

Hey TC, have you had it apart and looked at the brake maybe it is just loose or got a huge build up on it.

tcleve4911 02-16-2013 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigJim (Post 1118206)
Hey TC, have you had it apart and looked at the brake maybe it is just loose or got a huge build up on it.

That's funny 'cause I was just watching some videos so I would at least have an idea of what I was about to embark upon.
I'll take it apart and clean 'er up so I can eliminate the possibility of it just being filled with crap......but I don't think that's the issue.....she's 20+ years old and has seen a lot of use.

Thanks
Tom

Bondo 02-16-2013 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tcleve4911 (Post 1118245)
That's funny 'cause I was just watching some videos so I would at least have an idea of what I was about to embark upon.
I'll take it apart and clean 'er up so I can eliminate the possibility of it just being filled with crap......but I don't think that's the issue.....she's 20+ years old and has seen a lot of use.

Thanks
Tom

Ayuh,.... Not so sure on an electric saw, but every chain brake I've seen is a simple cam-over design, with springs to hold tension on it...

I'd guess there's sawdust where it shouldn't be, or the springs have sprung...


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