How to Maintain a Chainsaw | Branch Management

How to Maintain a Chainsaw?

Having equipment is great, but having them working properly all the time is something else. For tips on chainsaw maintenance…

Having been in the Tree Services industry for over 20 years we have bought many brands and sizes of chainsaws. Small climbing saws, extendable pole pruners, hedgers, medium all round chainsaws and large chainsaws.

A good crew on the ground are taught early how to maintain a chainsaw. How to mix the right ratio of oil to 2-stroke. How the chain should be tensioned and how the chainsaw should be running to avoid any major expensive damages.

Chainsaws like dry and dust free conditions so make sure you get into the habit of cleaning your chainsaws before putting them away. Here are a few tips:-

Emptying the fuel tank

Empty the fuel tank in a well-ventilated place and then clean it. Remember to drain the carburettor first, to prevent the carburettor diaphragms from sticking together.

Dismantling chainsaws

Remove the chain and guide bar, after that clean them and spray them with a protective oil.

Safe Storage in a dry dust free place

Your chainsaw should be stored indoors in a dry, well ventilated place away from the weather. This could be your garage, garden shed or truck. Your chainsaw may have come with a  storage case which is ideal for keeping your chainsaw protected. Also remember to keep your chainsaw out of reach of children.

Protect from the sun

Store the machine away from the direct rays of the sun. Exposure to the sun’s rays causes UV embrittlement.


Your chainsaw should be serviced regularly to ensure longevity of your purchase.

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