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3 hours ago, peatff said:

That has been hot 😱 Put a new band on and try it then don't ever put the brake on to start the saw again.

lesson learned.

24 minutes ago, ChrisNewport said:

Its been running far too long with the brake on, looks like the brake band has snapped just in time before it melts the plastic around it completely and the saw becomes unusable. I i wouldnt be surprised if the roller bearing cage is also damaged along with needing new clutch springs.

 

Is it your first chainsaw?

yes Chris, this my first chainsaw and also first time using chainsaw.

ya gonna try to open clutch to remove any debris see if Any more damage inside occurred.

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So starting saw then fast idle reving with chainbreak on has knackered it?

 

Does anyone actually start saws with the break on supposedly u are suppose to etc but I never have....

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2 hours ago, Stere said:

So starting saw then fast idle reving with chainbreak on has knackered it?

 

Does anyone actually start saws with the break on supposedly u are suppose to etc but I never have....

I don't purely due to mechanical sympathy . In fact I don't use one at all but then I am old and come from a time when they did not have them . 🙂

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I have never started a saw with the brake on but there again, I am just a scummy saw tech that fixes them:hmmmm2:

Looks like it has been left on fast idle with the brake on and it has caused some damage.

Fit a new brake band and see if it is OK....Probably worth getting some instruction as well!!

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I start mine with the brake on just for safety sake really. Lots of the time I'm starting it in a small space and I can see myself clipping something and kicking it back into my nuts or something stupid. My old man was a paramedic and he went to a job where someone cut their nuts off with a saw 🤢

 

I start it and then click the chain brake off straight away when it's cold and let it warm up. The rest of the time its warm and I don't start it in the fast idle position anyway. 

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