Replacement Part List

NOTE: A new chain tends to stretch; check the chain
tension frequently, and adjust tension as required.
Chain Tension
Check the chain tension before using the saw when the chain
is cold. The correct tension of a cold chain is when there is no
slack on the underside of the guide bar; the chain is snug, but
you can rotate it by hand without binding.
During normal saw operation, the temperature of the chain
will increase. The drive links of a correctly tensioned warm
chain will hang approximately 0.050 in. (1.25 mm) out of the
bar groove (Fig. 22). Be aware that a chain tensioned while
warm, may be too tight upon cooling. Check the “cold tension”
before next use. The chain must be re-tensioned whenever the
ats on the drive links hang out of the bar groove (Fig. 22).
Chain Sharpening
mWARNING! To ensure that the saw works safely and
eciently, it is essential that the cutting components are
well-sharpened. It is highly recommended to replace the
chain once it loses its ability to cut cleanly and safely.
It is possible, however, to sharpen the existing chain if the
sharpening is carefully performed. Any work on the chain and
bar requires specic experience and special tools. For safety
purposes, we recommend you contact an authorized
Snow Joe
+ Sun Joe
dealer or call the Snow Joe
Sun Joe
customer service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE
Sharpening is necessary when:
The sawdust looks like dust;
Cutting becomes more dicult;
The cut is not straight;
Vibrations increase.
An authorized service center will sharpen the chain using the
right tools to ensure minimum removal of material and even
sharpness on all the cutting edges.
If you sharpen the chain by yourself, it's recommended to
purchase Sun Joe
24V-CSSHRP-LTE chain saw sharpener,
which can be powered by the same 24V iON+ battery with this
cordless chain saw. Visit or call the Snow Joe
Sun Joe
customer service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE
(1-866-766-9563) to order.
Otherwise, use special round-section les with the right diameter
depending on the type of chain (see “Chain Maintenance Table”
pg. 22). You need a certain amount of skill and experience to
avoid damaging the cutting edges.
Sharpen the chain as follows (Fig. 23):
Secure the bar rmly, with the chain mounted, in a
suitable vise.
Tighten the chain if it is loose.
Mount the le in the guide and then insert it in the tooth at
a constant angle from the cutting edge.
Sharpen in a forward motion a few times and repeat this
on all the cutting edges facing the same way (right or left).
To move the chain forward, use a screwdriver.
Turn the bar over in the vise and repeat on all the other
cutting edges.
Check that the depth limiter tooth does not stick out
farther than the inspection tool and le any projecting
parts with a at le, rounding o the edges (Fig. 23).
After sharpening, remove all traces of ling and dust
and lubricate the chain in an oil bath. Replace the
chain whenever:
The length of the cutting edges decreases to 5 mm
or less;
There is too much play between the links and the rivets.
Fig. 22
Properly Adjusted Warm Chain
Approximately .050 in. (1.25 mm)
Flats are
visible here
Flats are not
visible here
Chain Needs Tensioning
Fig. 23
Inspection tool
Depth limiter tooth
Cutting edge