Thanks for answering my chainsaw questions; appreciate it.
Brand new user with this, and Poulan manual is really poor.
Might I also ask, please:
a. What is this depth gage you refer to ?
The manual has a small diag with an arrow to "something" on the chain which
is called a "depth gage". I thought it was something that is part of the
chain that "also" rides in the bar groove ?
How is it used ?
Or, is there a separate tool that was supposed to come with the unit, called
a depth gage ?
b. How is the chain turned over to use the other sides that you mention.
Aren't all the cutters up, as they are now ?
Is the chain reversable, somehow ?
In addition to draining the gas, give the saw a good cleaning. Remove
all covers, remove the chain and bar, clean the bar grooves using the
depth gauge that should have come with the saw, blow out the
chips/crud, clean the air filter..
When putting the chain back on,
turn the bar over to even out wear, either sharpen the chain or have it
sharpened. That gets it ready for use in the spring. Just add
fuel/oil mix and go.