- Mar 19, 2018 -
What are some general points I should know about maintaining and servicing chain saws?
Routine maintenance and service can minimize the hazards of working with chain saws.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for maintenance and repair in the chain saw operator's manual.
Do not use a chain saw that is damaged or not adjusted properly. Have it repaired and adjusted according to the manufacturer's specifications before using it.
Use only replacement parts that are intended for the chain saw that you are using.
Turn off the engine before attempting to make any adjustments, clean, do maintenance, or repair the chain saw.
Take the chain saw to a chain saw service centre to be repaired by qualified staff if the repairs required are not described in the operator's manual. In any case, chain saws should be returned to a service centre periodically (every few months to a year, depending on the usage) to be inspected and serviced by technically trained staff.
Follow proper storage procedures if the saw will not be used for some time. It may be necessary to drain the gas/oil mixture. Dispose of fuel appropriately.