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Stihl 028 super question

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Jrapp, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Jrapp

    Jrapp ArboristSite Member

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    I just bought a 028s and I was thinking if there is a way to change it from a front tension to a side tension?
     
  2. Duane(Pa)

    Duane(Pa) It's the chain...

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    I went through this. Seems like only the very latest production saws had the side adjust. Pretty much need the right case half from a late model to make it work. FWIW, The longer the screwdriver, the better for ease of adjusting with the front adjust.
     
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    sld961 AboristSite Guru

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    What Duane said. The cases are different.
     
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    Check your case under the guide plate. Before the side tensioner went into production, a interum front tensioner was used with the new side tensioner type case. This front tensioner will only work with the new type case that will accept the side tenioner parts. I have had a few like this, so it's possible they were in production for a year or so before going side tensioner.
     
  5. Jrapp

    Jrapp ArboristSite Member

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    Ok. Sounds like a crap shoot. I almost didn't buy it because of the front adjust. But I thought the price was too good to pass up. Only paid $125.00.

    Thanks again.
     

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