Though you’re using a saw on a regular basis, it is important to keep your chainsaw chain sharp. Because if you do not sharpen it and your saw will become damaged, you cannot saw materials, your work will be undone and it can be harmful to the wood.
So, you must sharpen it regularly. And for this, we have some suggestions that might be helpful for you.if you want your saw to work properly,
Things you should do before sharpening a Chainsaw
And for that, you will need
- Eye Masks
- Hand gloves
- Chainsaw filling kit
At first, put on the eye-wear, gloves and protective gear.
Then you need to know the type of your chain.
Make sure that the chain is detached from its chainsaw bar and is switched off before you start the sharpening process.
Wipe off the grease and oil completely from the chain so that it will not create a problem while sharpening the chain.
The easiest way to sharpen the chain is to fill the chainsaw chain by hand. But for this, you have to make sure that your file which you use for filling the saw is correct for the process.
If your chain is broken, make sure that you repair it before thinking of sharpening it.
Process of sharpening a Chainsaw
You can sharpen the saw with different kinds of processes. Here are some of it.
Get the chain brake united, then you need to clamp the chainsaw bar in a bench vice. Use a file guide and make sure it has two points of contact, one on the top plate and another on the depth gauge.
You can also use the Oregon file because it’s the easiest way to hold the file to the right position and sharpen any saw. Locate the cutter and slightly sharpen the chain to remove damages. If you can see the shiny texture on the cutter that’s mean damages are healed. You can get to know when to stop working.
Finish all the areas of the chain to remove the damage. Then flip it up on the other side to do the same process.
Steadily file back to remove all the damages.
Check the depth gauge twice.
Cutting wood or trees is might be easy for a machine but it will be a risky task as there is a lot of potential energy involved. So, safety should be a matter of think to all of the people who are involved with these machines. And that’s why we are trying to give you some suggestions if it brings some help to you.
- Use protective eyewear, face mask, and gloves before starting the process.
- Always keep your chain tight while sharpening because if you won’t hold it tight, it might bring huge danger to you.
- The most important thing is to check your file if it is okay or not. Your sharpener should be well-skilled.
- Grease well your chain after completing the sharpening process.
- Make sure that you will not sharpen it from too close to your skin. It can harm more than you think.
Sharpening a Chainsaw is not a tough work though but doing it without knowing anything can bring huge danger for you. So firstly, know everything well of it, read out the process properly then start sharpening it.
Nothing is more important than your safety and that’s why you must think about what should you do before and after sharpening the chain that won’t do any harm to you.
So think first and then start.