Written on: 26/09/2005 by wardjj (1 review written)
Chain jumps off bar, Oil and Gas cap seals leak.
I've used my Stihl MS 440 for about two years. It is a nice saw but mine has a serious problem with the chain jumping off the bar. I've brought it to the dealer but he does not know what to do about it. I've owned 2 other saws and have never had this problem. If the chain gets loose at all it will jump the bar and usually hits you in the leg. The chain is always chewed up or ruined in the process. I now keep a very close eye on the chain and tighten it after just a few logs.
Recently the gas and oil caps started leaking. The seals are shot. I suspect others have had the same problem because the dealer has caps in stock.
It is a nice saw, I just wish it worked better from a reliability standpoint.