I bought an old Sears 14" electric chainsaw model 315.34160 at a garage sale
and cannot locate and online source for an instruction manual for it. I have
used it several times after installing a new chain, and it cuts great, but
cannot figure what one of the controls is. There are three knobs: One is a
silver pushbutton that seems to manually pump oil onto the chain. A knob
just next to it has to be the filler cap for the bar oil, and I have filled
it. Right next to the filler cap is a black knob mounted on a threaded
machine screw, that just moves up and down when unscrewed/screwed. What is
that for? I was guessing it might set the rate of the oil flow with each
button push, but that was just a guess. Also, how often does one need to
manually push the button, in a typical cutting session? I pushed it every
couple of minutes, and it overoiled the chain, causing sprayback. Also, any
hitnts about where to find a manual would be welcome.
would you like to sell it?
I have a craftsman chain saw with an AUTOMATIC SHARPENER...
with the chain turning, you press the button and it sharpens the top of
does not do the sharpening that a round file can do...
turn it down as the chain and stone wear...
OK Roger, here is exactly what to do:
Go to this Sears parts website:
Enter in your number 315.34160 for your electric chainsaw in field number 2
entitled "Type in your model number. Click on "go". Then click on
"Continue" on the next screen which verifies that you are looking at the
right machine. On the next page click on the View Diagram radio button,
then continue, and another window opens with every part on your machine
shown with a part number in an exploded view. Now back on the original
window click on the View Part List radio button, then continue, and you see
the name for each one of those parts. Now just switch back and forth
between these two windows and you can identify every single part on your
Easy as cake.
(I have been doing this recently as I have been fixing up our Kenmore
washer, dryer and fridge...)
Hope this helps,
Thanks for the pointer. Excellent.
Yes, that diagram ID's the silver button as the pump, as I expected, and the
cap as the filler cap, so that indeed must be for the oil. On the mystery
knob, it is still not clear what it does, it is just called an "adjustment
knob". Just *What* it adjusts is not clear. Next time I go into the
chainsaw repair shop, I'll ask the guy there. Thanks again. Roger
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