How to Fix a Loose Chainsaw Pullstring with just a Screwdriver

How to Fix a Loose Chainsaw Pullstring with just a Screwdriver


As you can see, I’ve got my pull cord (pullstring) kinda loose on my Stihl chainsaw. I went ahead and pulled it off. There’s three screws that were holding it on. This larger-head screw was holding
it on underneath the kick bar (kickback bar); that’s this screw right here. And then these
other two screws were mounting right here and right here. So, I actually used the Stihl
tool (screwdriver), this guy right here, to remove it. And then I went ahead
and pulled off this plate, and this plate sits right in here and it’s held in by three
screws. And once you get all that off you’ll be left with this. And, as you can see, it
still has tension when you pull on it and all i’m going to do is take a loop of this
(loose pullstring) and pull it in the direction that it wants to tighten. And you see
it…it sunk in a little bit further. And then I’ll do it one more
time, and it’s almost…it’s almost tight now. And what I’ll do is I’ll tighten it one more
time. And now you can see…good, tight action on there. Just to be sure I’m going to give
it one more loop. And there you go. That’s how to rewind your chainsaw pullstart.

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