Always take a spare chain. Even if you touch up the working one rather than swap it out, there’s always a possibility of damaging the chain, necessitating a replacement.

Is it better to sharpen or replace a chainsaw chain?

Sharpen before replacing

In general maintenance of a chainsaw is important because it can help prolong the lifespan of the different parts of your machine, as well as the machine itself. If your chainsaw chain becomes dull after a long lifespan, it will struggle to cut through the wood at the efficiency it once had.

Is it worth sharpening a chainsaw chain?

Sharpening your chainsaw chain is definitely worth it as a sharp chainsaw chain is easier to work with. It takes less effort to cut through wood and your chain will make cleaner cuts with sharp blades. A chainsaw chain can be sharpened multiple times without much of a cost.

What is the best way to sharpen chainsaw?

Quote from Youtube video: Because really the best way i think is to rotate your chains. And sharpen them by hand but eventually they are going to get so dull that that really isn't going to work.

How long should a chainsaw chain last between sharpening?

On average, a chainsaw blade will retain its sharpness for about 3 hours of actively cutting through wood.

Why do chainsaw chain dull so quickly?

If your chain dulls quickly, then it could be a couple of things. Check your user’s manual to ensure that you are using the right sized file for your chain. Alternatively, you could be applying too much pressure when you file. This will create cutting edges that are too thin and dull quickly.

How do I know if my chainsaw chain is sharp?

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Quote from Youtube video: These. We have some nice long chips here. And when it starts to turn into sawdust. That's when you know you need to resharpen your chain.

How do I know if my chainsaw chain is dull?

When cross cutting (against the grain of the wood) a dull chainsaw chain creates fine sawdust instead of coarse strands. The saw is producing smoke even when your chain is oiled and the chain tension is correct. The chainsaw produces an uneven cut. This could mean that your chain has dull cutting teeth on one side.

How often should a chainsaw chain be sharpened?

In most cases, sharpening the chain should happen after ten times of being in use, while in other situations, you have to sharpen it after every session.

Does dirt dull a chainsaw?

Nobody plans to run their chain saw into dirt. But when you cut close to the ground, you’re just begging for a quick dip into dirt, rocks and crud. All it takes is a second in the dirt to dull the cutters. In addition to dulling the cutters, dirt also wears out the chain links faster, causing the chain to stretch.

Why do loggers run upside down bars?

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Quote from Youtube video: For us to flip this bar every. Time we file a chain. And the reason why is the chain doesn't wear the bar evenly. How your bar is gonna wear for most cutting is going to be on the towards the front.

Does cutting ice dull a chainsaw?

Re: Cutting ice with Chainsaws

It also will rust your chain, clutch, and sprocket, unless you blow it completely out, re-oil all parts, and let it dry INSIDE. I can think of way more reasons NOT to use one to cut ice than I can to do it. Don’t do it.

Does wet wood dull a chainsaw?

No, it is not bad to cut the wet wood with your chainsaw. Dewdrops, raindrops, or the snow on the wood will not cause any harm to your chainsaw. It is, in fact, much easier to cut through the wet wood than dry wood because the extra moisture on the wood will act as a natural lubricant.

When should logs be split?

The ideal time to cut firewood is in the late winter or early spring months. This allows for maximum drying time. Next, the shape: cut the ends of the logs as flat and square as possible so that they can stand sturdily for splitting.

Can you cut 2×4 with a chainsaw?

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Quote from Youtube video: And we'll be good to go they're heavy though they're really really wet. So cutting them to real 2×4 dimensions as they do in actual commercial lumber mills they cut them larger.

How do you hold a chainsaw log when cutting?

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Quote from Youtube video: I put two logs on each side with a cutting space in between. And. Then I stopped up each one with a bigger log standing up so they can't move around on me and then I take the log to be cut.

How should you stand on a chainsaw?

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Quote from Youtube video: With your left foot a little bit forward then your right your chainsaw your left hand is going to be on your front handle easily accessible to activate the brake.

How do you buck a chainsaw?

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Quote from Youtube video: A technique you can use from cutting limbs is to first make a bottom cut partially through the limb. Then make the top cut to release the limb. If the limb is under pressure and wants to move upwards.