What and How To Maintain A Chainsaw

best battery electric chainsawAfter prolonged use of your chainsaw, you will notice your motor will start to run slow or lose power. Users end up adjusting machines carburetor, idle settings or a mixture of both. This will however not get the problem fixed. The best chainsaw machines 2020 require maintenance which get the chainsaw working like it should. Cleaning critical filters of the machine should be done every now and then. https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-most-common-reasons-a-chainsaw-wont-cut shows a list of commonly asked questions and answers as to why chainsaws fail to work after some time.

Parts of Chainsaw That Fail.

  • Exhaust System.

Chainsaws have a metal that “arrest” sparks that is built outside of saw’s muffler. The metal captures any busting carbon particles from the saw’s exhaust. The metal prevents accidental fires. Carbon gradually occupies the pores of the metal screen, preventing exhausted gases from escaping. When this happens, the chainsaw will start as it should but will not run. Cleaning the spark arrester will solve this issue.

When the air filter is dirty, the chainsaw will lose its power. When your chainsaw produces thick fumes or loses power, it means the air filter requires cleaning.  Unscrew the filter cover, to clean the air filter which could have been clogged by sawdust or spilled oil.

  • Spark Plug.

Cleaning the air filters may not fix the chainsaw’s problem. When this happens to check the spark plug. Oily deposits, black eroded parts are signs that the plug needs to be replaced. Wrong carburetor settings or clogged filters will cause carbon to fill the plugs. Adding so much oil to fuel mix leads to non-functional sparks plugs. Clean spark plugs have cylindrical electrode found at the base and the clean gap in between electrodes.

  • Chain and Bar.

A dull chain will not work on a chainsaw that has a motor that is functional. In case you notice your chainsaw stalling while cutting, it means the bar or chain need to be checked. When the chain is dull, saw produces sawdust instead of fine shavings. Wood dust will clog oil ports which are used to oil the saw chain or bar. When enough oil does not reach the saw bar or chain, excess friction occurs. This will make the chain to either break or freeze. When cutting efficiency is minimum it is important to sharpen the saw chains or alternatively replace them. Using a saw that has a dull chain or an overheating bar will probably ruin chainsaw motor, the bar or the chain.

It is important to know when it is convenient to sharpen your chainsaw. To determine if it needs to be sharpened check on energy used when cutting wood, whether sawdust is being produced compared to wood chips and finally if the chainsaw is jumpy or whether the woodcuts are irregular.

To prevent your chainsaw from losing working power it is important to make sure you do regular maintenance on all the parts of the chainsaw. A faulty chainsaw will not only increase your working hours, it could also cause physical harm to you.