Chain Saw Trouble I started having trouble starting my chainsaw a few weeks ago. The starter rope seemed very hard to pull. I had several people look at it and no one could figure out what was wrong. I finally got a hold of a guy that really knew what he was doing when I came to small engines. After he carefully went through it he made his recommendation. He said the best he could figure out was that I was just getting old and weak. Thanks a bunch fella. But he is right I’m getting old and weak.