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Published on November 18th, 2013 | by Backyards Made Better

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The Basics Of Chainsaw Maintenance



Possibly no other piece of power equipment is more used, more coveted, more debated, more feared, and more crucial to managing costs on the homestead than the chainsaw.

Keeping a close eye on the condition of your chainsaw is an important safety step that cannot be overstated. Bent bars, dull or chipped teeth, and loose chains can all result in tragic accidents, so it is of utmost importance that, at the very least, we swap out dull chains when we’re feeling too lazy to sharpen them.

It’s easy to put the saw up on a shelf when not in use and not think about it until we need it again (which some are likely to do for years).

Aside from general maintenance, like changing plugs and filters, engine maintenance isn’t a task that’s suited for the average do-it-yourselfer.

We always encourage friends and colleagues to have their equipment professionally serviced if it isn’t running correctly.

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