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Everything there is to know about chainsaw repairs

Chainsaws are essential tools for any type of landscaping or forestry work. However, what if your chainsaw breaks?

Continue reading to find everything there is to know about chainsaw repairs and how to avoid them.

Also covered are how to sharpen your chainsaw, what tools you'll need and how frequently you'll need to sharpen.


Most common types of chainsaw repairs

So, your chainsaw is broken. What are you going to do? Well! That depends on the type of damage done and what needs fixing. In general, common repairs involve replacing damaged chain saw blade teeth, cleaning corrosion from motor parts and clearing debris from components. Chainsaw repairs can be expensive - and avoided - so, it's best to avoid them by maintaining your tool regularly. Here’s how. 





How to avoid needing repairs

The best way to avoid regular repairs is to maintain your chainsaw and use it properly. Allow the weight of the chainsaw to accomplish all of the work, rather than forcing it through the wood. Make sure to check the tension regularly (instructions should be included with your specific model). After each use, clean the blade with a solvent. Sharpen blades as needed with the appropriate file size and style. It is truly the case that if you do the simple things regularly, it is relatively easy to avoid repairs.


How to sharpen your chainsaw

Chainsaws must be sharpened regularly, depending on how frequently they are used. Naturally, if you use it frequently, it will require more upkeep. Chainsaw sharpening is an efficient approach that might save you money in the long term. Even if you don't use your chainsaw frequently, it will need to be sharpened to maintain an efficient cut.

If you lack experience, it is recommended to get your chainsaw sharpened by a professional.

We offer a full chain sharpening service in store

Chainsaws are very powerful equipment, and if you don't know what you're doing, things can quickly go wrong.

What tools are required?

When maintaining conventional chainsaws, many specialised tools are required, but one tool is by far the most important: a chainsaw file sharpener. Chainsaw files are triangle-shaped and come in a range of sizes that correspond to the length of your chainsaw's blade.  Chainsaws are hazardous tools, so if you're not sure what you're doing when it comes to maintaining their condition, take them to an authorised chainsaw service instead.


At North Tamborine Mitre 10, we take pride in being one of the top stores in the area and work hard to preserve our good reputation.

Our in-store professionals can provide you with the necessary information and instruments to complete the work correctly.

Are you seeking high-quality building and trade goods in one convenient location? Then you've arrived at the right place.

North Tamborine Mitre 10 has the materials you require at affordable pricing. Contact us or come in and see us today!