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I was referring to the circlips that have tangs on them, I dislike them because of the OP's sort of failure. I was musing about how orientation may affect how metal fatigue may cause the tang to break off in use.


I don't have enough experience of stripping a lot of saws so I do not know if circlips with tangs are used on original builds. My limited experience with Stihl and Husky saws is the OEM circlips have no tangs, so I stick with them.


Yes it is important that the circlip has expanded into the groove firmly.


I have yet to see the tool for inserting circlips without tangs  that @adw uses but plainly the ones with tangs can be abused and bent getting them out and in with a pair of pliers.



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