Are you dealing with a dull chainsaw? Are the blades bucking and burning its way through the wood? While it’s a slow way to cut, it’s also a dangerous one. Stop agonizing over your dull chainsaw blade. Here’s how you can sharpener it using a chainsaw chain sharpener. Keep in mind that you’ll need to invest in this tool to make sure you can sharpen your chainsaw blade effectively.
Here are the things that you’ll need for the operation: A pair of work gloves and a filing kit that’s made specifically for chainsaws. All of these requirements are available at your local outdoor power equipment store. Now that you have everything set, let’s begin.
- Engage the chain saw brake and clamp the bar lightly in a vice.
- Position the guide in between the chain and rivet, with the arrows on the guide pointing at the direction towards the nose of the chainsaw bar.
- Follow the angle of the upper plate of the cutter. The rollers of the guide will keep you from going too deep into the cutter’s side plate.
- Utilize steady and even strokes while using the file – two or three stores until the face of the cutter is shiny.
- After you sharpen a couple of those cutters, release the chainsaw brake and rotate the chain forward. Doing so will expose more cutters that you’ll need to sharpen. Afterwards, reset the brake.
- Once you finish sharpening all of the blades on one side, flip your chainsaw around so you can also sharpen cutters on the other side. Your chainsaw chain sharpener will help guide you through this process.
- Use a file and depth gauge tool to adjust the height of the depth gauges on the chainsaw chain. If the depth gauges are too high, that indicates that the blades can’t reach the wood.
- Make sure you re-sharpen your chainsaw chain every time you refill your chainsaw with fuel.
- When cutting, make sure you keep your chainsaw chain out of the dirt, or it will dull quickly.
Sharpening A Chainsaw Shouldn’t Be Scary
The nasty-looking blade of a chainsaw can scare you into thinking that you can’t sharpen it yourself. But after you’ve read this article, we can guarantee that you can do that without any hassle. You can sharpen your chainsaw chain right on the saw and by the wood that you’re cutting. If you do it often, you’ll get years of sharp cutting from your chainsaw. If you want to buy a chainsaw chain sharpener, drop by on our website now, and we’ll give you a 15% discount on your first purchase.