How to sharpen a chainsaw

Are you using a dull chain saw blade which burning and bucking its way via the wood? It means it's very slow to cut the wood. Any experienced licensed woodworking knows that slow cutting with a chain is consider as a dangerous way to cut the wood parts. To overcome this problem, here are some key points to help you in the process of sharpening your chainsaw.

What is needed in order to sharpen a chainsaw?

  • A pair of gloves.
  • Filing kit which includes many various chainsaws in it.
  • All things needed to sharpen your cutting saw are available in most of the outdoor power equipment stores.

Process of sharpening the chainsaw:

  • Fill the chain break and lightly clamp the bar in a vice.
  • Locate the guide between the rivets on the chain, in the position of arrows of the guide pointing forward to the nose of the bar.
  • Follow the angle of the top plate of the cutter.
  • The rollers on the guide allow you from going very deeply into the side plate of the cutter.
  • You can use a steady strokes with a file, which at least have 2 or 3 strokes and sharp it until the face of the cutter is a shiny silver color.
  • After sharpening a pair of cutters, release the chain brake and rotate the chain in a forward direction to expose more cutters to sharpen and reset the position of the brake.
  • Once you are done with a sharpening of the cutters on one side of the chain, flip the chainsaw around another side, so that you can able to sharpen the cutters on the other side of the chainsaw’s chain.
  • You can use the depth gauge tool and a file to adjust the height of the depth gauges on the chain to sharpen easily.

Don't forget, even the most skilfull chainsaw needs sharpening from time to time.

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