Chainsaw maintenance: what you need to know

//Chainsaw maintenance: what you need to know

Chainsaw maintenance: what you need to know

2019-04-01T09:03:39+00:00

There is no doubt that chainsaw is a brilliant innovation. It can save you a lot of time at home and at your work site. It can help you get rid of dead branches and cut wood quickly.
In any case, you must maintain the cutting tool in excellent working conditions. Fortunately, this should be possible rather than consuming most of your time. Using day-to-day maintenance and sharpening, if necessary, will extend the life of the cutting tool and make it easier to use.
Top maintenance skills of chainsaw

Check air filter

You don’t want your chainsaw air filter clogged as it will force the machine to work harder. The harder it works, the hotter it gets.
Your air filter must keep clean all the times! If you are working in a dusty environment, we suggest that you check the air filter regularly-almost every time you use it.
Some air filters can be easily cleaned while others need to be replaced. If you are not know the filter style equipped with the saw, your local saw reseller will be able to help. When your air filter is always clean, your machine will enjoy stable airflow to experience proper combustion and cooling of the engine
Lubrication is also necessary

Like any other machine, your chainsaw must resist friction. As you know, friction is notorious for affecting the productivity of the saw. I’m glad you can fight it with a lubricating saw.
Sufficient lubrication will ensure that your machine runs smoothly throughout the working period. If you are in the middle of your work and your chainsaw suddenly stops, this may indicate that it is not well lubricated.

You can also check whether is lubricated before you start your saw. All you need to do is put the machine on a clean floor-for example, a newspaper-in an upright position and run the chain. If you see trail of lubricating oil, your machine is ready. Otherwise, it urgently needs a dose of lubricant.

Sharpening saw

When it’s new, all the chainsaws are so sharp that you can easily and quickly cut it through cut a wooden beam. But after many times of use, they tend to become obtuse.
How do you know if your saw is blunt and requires sharpening?

It’s very simple. When cutting, you only need to apply a small amount of pressure on the chainsaw to get good “bite”.
This is a sharp chain-it will dig and cut with little pressure. The opposite happens for a dreary chain. You must devote a lot of time to cutting it. When you notice this, grab a chainsaw grinder or lift the file as soon as possible and sharpen the saw for better performance.

Never place a chainsaw in dirt

Do you know that sand and dirt are the top chainsaw killers?

Every chainsaw user should be very careful not to put the moving chain on the ground. If you cut a small sapling from the bottom, it is recommended that you dig around the root first to ensure that the trunk is below the ground and that the saw blade does not touch the dirt.

When cutting branches, ensure that the limbs are well supported from both sides of the surface to prevent the chain from dipping into dirt when the cut is complete.

Cut only the body dimensions specified by the manufacturer

The chain saw is specific for specific, and which depending on the length of the rod and the horsepower of the motor. If you try to cut too big limbs, you may damage your saw. Please read the owner’s manual for the specification of the size limit of sawing.

check chain tension

If your machine chain is loose, it may damage your saw blade or sprocket. What’s more, a losen chainsaws may jump off the bar when cutting tools are used. Loose chains are a hidden danger. Make sure that the tension of the saw before returning to the enclosure for storage.

If it is loose, please tighten it according to the specifications of the owner. If you use a chain saw for a large project (a project involving multiple cuts), close the chainsaw and check the chain and other key components.

Use the correct gasoline mixture

The chainsaw operates on a mixture of circulating oil and gasoline. Different manufacturers will use different mix specifications, depending on your chainsaw engine design.
The standard ratio is 40:1 gasoline-2 cycle mixture, but, make be sure to check the specifications of a specific saw before you try to recharge the fuel tank.

Check for loose component

Since chain saws operate at very high speeds, with vibrations, its fasteners and screws may loosen with time. Therefore, at the end of the day, fasten all possible attachment that might be loose.
Loss of fasteners / screws can be damaged due to by vibration and friction. Pay special attention to the chain break rod before the top chain saw handle. This specific component needs to be properly connected to ensure safety when running the saw.