Chain Saw Blade Brake

Old 12-02-18, 09:59 AM
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Chain Saw Blade Brake

The handle brake on my Poulan P3816 locked in the forward (braked) position and won't move forward or backward. It has NOT locked the blade and the saw can still be used, I just can't stop the blade using the brake handle. In looking at the blow up diagram, there appears to be a flat spring and a braking assembly. Does anyone have any experience with these and whether the problem would be the whole brake assembly ($20+) or the flat spring ($3+) or possibly something else?
Old 12-02-18, 11:11 AM
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I'd take it apart and investigate first. It's quite possible there is just sawdust or a chip of wood stopping it's operation.

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