How to Go Through Electric Chainsaw Maintenance Properly?

Every single thing requires proper maintenance for longer life. Power tools, especially, electric chainsaws should get regular maintenance for a long time better performance. If you're an owner of an electric chainsaw, you should pay attention to electric chainsaw maintenance without any hesitation.

Want your chainsaw to provide you with a high-quality performance for a longer time? Then you have to take good care of your chainsaw. It’s sensitive and fragile. Without proper maintenance, it won’t work properly or last longer.

No idea about maintaining your electric chainsaw? Let us help you out with the proper guidance on such chainsaw maintenance. Let’s get started.

Maintaining a chainsaw means to maintain all its parts. And with an corded chainsaw, you have to be even more careful. That's because they require more maintenance than other regular chainsaws. So, here are the basic guidelines for chainsaw maintenance and if the chainsaw doesn't get start. Have a look.

  • Chain Blade​​​​​

While operating, the chainsaw lubricates its chain blade automatically. Those blades become oily and clogged because of oil lubrication, sawdust, and other rubbish. It clogs the discharge holes for oil lubrication along the chain bar. Set the chain on right blade direction when you depart all part.

No idea how to clean a chainsaw chain? A can of compressed air can help you clean these holes. Carefully wipe off the chain and bar using a soft and clean piece of cloth.

Chainsaw Blade
  • Extension Cord

Extension cord is a must when it's you're about to use an electric chainsaw. You should keep maintaining different types of extension cord for indoor and outdoor jobs. Outdoor extension cords are more robust and durable and come with a W or W-A suffix mark.

To avoid unwanted overheating or any other damages, maintain and check your extension cord whether there's any wiring exposure or worn-out point. If so, just remove it and use a new one.

  • Chainsaw Bar

A pipe cleaner or a wire can be useful to clean the chainsaw bar and its groove. For chainsaw bar maintenance regularly keep checking its edges whether it's dull or not. Also, check if there's any debris or dust in the groove of the bar.

You should never have mercy on a badly worn-out, bent, or cracked bar. Just forget about the old one and replace it with a fresh one.

  • Oil Reservoir

To run the chainsaw smoothly, it’s very necessary to lubricate the chain bar continuously and properly. But chips, wood dust, or any other debris can make the oil reservoir clogged which will hamper the continuous automatic lubricating process.

That’s why to check if the oil reservoir is working properly, hold your saw up over an area with bright color and press the throttle. Across the chain edge, there should be oil splatter.

Otherwise, it’s time to replace the oil reservoir with a new one. And also use clean oil with less thickness. If you want to use your chainsaw securely you should careful of this part. 

  • Your Heading Here

It would be very normal if wind makes sawdust blow and creep into your electric saw machine. When this situation occurs, you should check inside the armature cover by removing it.

In such maintenance, compressed air will be a great help. It can easily blow the dust away from the motor brushes and the armature. Keep maintaining them regularly.

  • Wiping Off the Whole Body

Is your favorite chainsaw necessary to mention cleaning the body with all over wiping off? You should never let grime or grease build up especially on the plastic body. Reduce chances for dust or debris to make the saw clogged by a clean and clear regular maintenance.

Chainsaw Wiping

How to Follow a Routine Chainsaw Maintenance?

Low budget Electric chainsaws are sensitive, and that's why they require routine maintenance for a better life and performance. Let's see how you can keep going with the routine maintenance of your electric chainsaw.

Daily

Daily maintenance will certainly help you for a sudden use of your chainsaw. For daily maintenance, you should check and clean all the parts if there's any dust or debris inside. Check if all the nuts and screws are tight perfectly.

Don't forget to check the switches and throttle if they're working instantly and properly. As it's an electric chainsaw, a broken switch can cause serious harm. You also should have a look at the oil bar and also check if it's lubricating the bar smoothly.

Weekly

There are some major parts in the chainsaw that requires weekly maintenance. Parts like recoil spring, spark arrester, starter, cooling fins, engine block, muffler, and the spark plug highly demands weekly maintenance. Check them, clean them, and if required, replace them.

Monthly

This is the time when you go through the chainsaw maintenance with deep detail. Pay more attention to each and every single part and operation of your chainsaw.

Don't leave any single part unchecked. Find out carefully if all of its parts are working correctly. Verify if there’s even a tiny damaged or worn-out part inside the saw.

Final Words

It's always better to keep maintaining the electric chainsaw before it's too late and you have to go for a completely new saw. Don't just leave your chainsaw alone for a very long time. If you want it to provide good service, it's your duty to provide it good care. If you are a beginner user of chainsaw all tips will help you nicely. 

Author Austin Dean

Austin R Dean

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As a carpenter, I have been working for a long day with a different type of saw. What experience I have gathered, I intend to share that expertness to all. I will try to give several shorts of saw's reviews and important tricks. Thanks for coming here....