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How Regularly Should You Service Your Chainsaw?

by Sanju Kmr

Even though our chainsaws seem like indestructible pieces of machinery, they can become damaged and even worn out if they aren’t given regular services to ensure their efficiency. Whilst it is not nice to think about, without regular maintenance, your chainsaw can quickly become a ticking time bomb – just waiting for the moment it can lunge out and injure the person using it. How regular, then, is acceptable for servicing?

The first step in this process is to take a look at the manual or manufacturer’s guide that came with the chainsaw. Not only will this help you to become more familiar with the machine that you are using, it should include information regarding what maintenance tasks are required during a service and how often these should be completed. The manual should also outline what tasks can be completed by yourself and what tasks should only be undertaken by a trained professional.

The engine, for example, is one area of your chainsaw that will need regular maintenance to keep it running in tiptop condition. It is actually recommended that you look over your chainsaw thoroughly after each use to determine that no damage has occurred and that no nuts or bolts have come loose. You can then submit your chainsaw to a professional every 6 months (for regular use) to a year (for less frequent use) for a major service.

The chain is another area that will require regular maintenance to keep it in good condition. This is actually the part of your chainsaw that will require the most attention when it comes to maintenance and servicing. For every hour of use, for example, you should be checking the tension of your chair at least four to five times. If it is too loose, the chain may separate from the guide bar and cause an accident; if it is too tight, it may increase the amount of wear and tear on the chainsaw itself.

Finally, your chainsaw’s brake should also be regularly serviced to ensure that it is in the best working condition possible. Through testing your brakes, you can actually get a pretty good indication of whether your chainsaw is in need of a professional service or whether it can hang on for a month or so. If you trigger the brake, for example, and the chain continues to run, then you know that you are in need of a serious service.

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To know more about Chainsaws visit here: http://www.melbournesmowercentre.com.au/products/chainsaws.php

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