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How to tell when your chain saw chain needs to be replaced

19-7-2021

Chain saws are very powerful machines, which makes them very effective in design. However, as the saying goes, "the greater the ability, the greater the responsibility", if your chain saw is improperly maintained, it can be very dangerous for the operator.


For customized information and signs that need attention on your machine, you should always check the manufacturer's manual, as this will provide appropriate safety advice. The following are quick tips that you should also pay attention to.



Sharpen before replacement

Generally speaking, the maintenance of a chainsaw is very important because it can help extend the service life of different parts of the machine and the machine itself.


If your chainsaw chain becomes dull after a long period of use, it will be difficult to cut wood as efficiently as it once was. This is why, where possible, you should seek to maintain a clear chain of will, because you can formulate a better course of action than looking for alternatives. You may be able to sharpen up to 10 rounds before the chain becomes too short-it depends on your chain saw. After that, it will need to be replaced.



Indicates that a new chain is needed

Over time, the chain will lose sharpness, which makes the job more difficult and may be more dangerous for the user. The following are key signs that the chain is too boring to work effectively.


You have to put more pressure on the wood than usual; the saw chain should be pulled into the wood to work.

The chain produces finer sawdust instead of coarse threads; it seems that you prefer sanding rather than cutting.

Because the chain saw rattles during the cutting process, it is difficult for you to obtain a precise cutting position.

Despite the good lubrication, the chainsaw started to smoke

The chainsaw is pulled in one direction, causing the surface to bend. Blunt teeth on one side or uneven tooth length usually cause this condition.

The tooth hits the rock or soil and breaks. If you find that the tooth top is missing, you need to replace the chain.

If you experience any of these signs, it is time to sharpen or replace your saw chain.