Chainsaws have been used for a long time and can be a great asset to the modern homeowner. They can keep your family safe from falling trees, fallen power lines, and anything else that can happen in the home.
One surefire way to keep it running smoothly is to know how to use it. There are things that you can do to make the job easier, as well as things that will increase the safety of the chainsaw. So, let’s begin.
Know the controls. This should be one of the first things that you learn about the chainsaw. The controls should be known by anyone who uses the chainsaw.
For a heavy duty chainsaw, the controls can be found on the underside. This will allow the operator to turn the chainsaw in either direction. The blade should be sharp and also have the ability to be turned by a certain amount of pressure.
The next thing that you should learn is how to maintain the blades. You should never run the chainsaw without the blades cleaned. Many accidents occur because of the blades not being properly maintained.
Clean the blades in between uses. Once you start to notice any scratches or other signs of wear, take the chainsaw apart and clean the blades. You should run them through the recommended cycles again before you store them away. This will prevent them from getting damaged when you need them again.
Once you have had enough practice and knowledge, it is time to get your chainsaw sharpened. You should have an experienced person sharpening the chainsaw for you once you learn how to do it yourself. There are many different things that can damage the saw, so you will want to make sure that they are protected.
The final step in sharpening the chainsaw should be done with some sort of lubricant on the blades. This will prevent you from cutting yourself. You should always use oil that is made specifically for the chainsaw that you own.