I have a Poulan 295 Farmhand, 20" chainsaw. The teeth on the drum that
drive the chain are broken and I need to replace the drum. I'm not exactly
sure how to get it off? Here's a link to the parts manual
(ftp://ftp.electrolux-na.com/ProdInfo_PDF/outdoor/88792.pdf ) - it looks like
it requires a special tool to rotate the clutch and also that the flywheel
side has to be held as the clutch is spun off, but I'm not exactly sure?
Any help would be appreciated.
The root cause of the issue (I believe) is I'm running a bigger bar (still
20", but's its 'got big teeth') and chain. The chain rides higher on the
drum than it should and I'm guessing after a bit of wear, this might allow
the chain to slip periodically which would place an large impact load on the
drums teeth. Any thoughts on where I could get a drum with bigger teeth or
maybe I should just go back to the whimpy chain that came with the saw