Regular cleaning of your chainsaw will help keep it running as if it were new. It will also prevent the engine from overheating, wear its parts and maintain the performance of the engine. Also, when a part is broken, it is easier to locate the problem if it is clean. How to clean chainsaw? This cleaning should be done periodically, usually once a week, depending on the number of times it is used. Always use a mild detergent to clean the components and prevent deterioration.
How to clean chainsaw?
Unscrew the cylinder cover on the top of the air filter of the mounting box. Brush the cylinder cover on both sides, the antler poles, and the area around the air filter. Clean all the antlers with a cloth. Wash the air filter with soapy water and rinse with cold water. Let it dry overnight before reusing it.
Unscrew the starter motor cover on the right side of the saw chain. Remove the cover, clean it with the cloth and brush. Brush the steering wheel, the starter motor, and the engine area. Clean the sawdust with the cloth. Replace the cover of the same in its place.
Unscrew the two nuts on the back with the key. Remove the bar, its cover, and the chain. Separate the bar from the chain. Brush all the sawdust. Scrape all the oil and debris from the two grooves on the side of the bar with a knife. Clean the rails, the bar and its cover with the rag.
Brush the clutch area. Unscrew the oil plate, right next to the bar posts. Clean the area of the plate and below it with the brush and a cloth. Unscrew the muffler cover. Remove the cushion screen from inside the muffler. Clean the screen with the brush, warm water and soap, and the inside of the muffler and around the exhaust hole with the rag.
Open the fuel filler flap. Pour all the remaining fuel in a container to empty it. Rub the tank with a brush and a cloth. Rinse with a teaspoon of unmixed fuel. Put the lid on again. Wash the unit and the bar with a pressure washer. Try not to spray water directly into the cylinder, muffler or fuel tank when using a pressure washer.
Sharpen the chain of the chainsaw
There are several recommendations to sharpen the chain of a chainsaw and contribute to its maintenance to ensure an adequate cut of the wood.
To keep the chain of the chainsaw sharp, use a tool such as a sharpening bar to work on the blades frequently. Sharpening and keeping the chain aligned is not difficult to do and is an important part of maintenance. This often makes the job easier.
Therefore, we present the two processes to be taken into account to keep the chain components sharp. These components are the cutting teeth and the gauges or depth gauges.
The maintenance of the chain of a chainsaw goes through the sharpening of the teeth of cut and the indicators of the depth of the chain.
Maintenance chain chainsaw
Considering that the good condition of the cutting teeth of the chainsaw is essential to ensure a proper cut. It is recommended to follow the following steps to sharpen them:
Put the chainsaw in a fastening press or secured so that they saw does not move while working.
Engage the chain brake so that they cannot easily move it while the work is being carried out and thus achieve an adequate sharpening.
Begin sharpening the cutting teeth first. Place the depth gauge of the chain so that the point of the cutting edge towards the nose of the bar or chain saw blade.
Place the sharpening tool at right angles to the chain rollers of the chainsaw.
Sharpen each cutting tooth with a smooth and uniform sharpened pass. It is recommended to carry out this process in passing about four (4) times per tooth to obtain a good sharpening.
When you have finished with one side of the chain, turn the saw so it is facing the opposite direction. Finish sharpening the other cutting teeth with the same movement as before.
Sharpening depth indicators
In order to maintain the chainsaw chain in optimum condition. The depth indicators of the chain must be adjusted in order to guarantee adequate penetration and cutting of the wood.
As a general recommendation, depth gauges should be sharpened every three sharpened to the cutting teeth. The depth gauges are located between the cutting teeth and are used as a reference of the depth that the cutting teeth should have. Here’s how to sharpen them:
Choose the depth to which you want to leave the gauge depending on the type of wood you normally cut and the degree of sharpening you want. Sharpen the depth gauge with the sharpened bar until the sharpener comes in contact with the gauge.