Why Do Some Chains Become Dull Quickly?

Everyone encounters chainsaw problems, and most of the problems that arise can actually be solved with a few simple actions

Now, none of us are experts when it comes to working on, maintaining and repairing cordless chainsaw. But I have some experience with chainsaws and have encountered some situations/problems that I think are common to many users. So, I thought I would share some of the knowledge I have gained over the years. Sometimes I also ask our designers for advice on these issues

First, let me say that many problems can be avoided by doing some simple, regular maintenance on the saw. Things like cleaning the air filter, filling the saw with fresh oil, remembering to add blade and chain oil when refueling (chainsaws that don't require oiling can ignore this), and filing the chain with a file every tank or two of oil.

The problem with the way the chain is cut is usually related to the quality of the sharpening blade. If the chain is cut crooked or not at the correct angle, then you file at a different angle or apply inconsistent pressure on one side. The angle of the top plate and the size of the cutter should be very consistent across the chain.

If your chain is dulling quickly, then there are several possible reasons. Check your owner's manual to make sure you are using the right size file for your chain. Also, you may be putting too much pressure on the file. This will produce too thin a cutting edge and dull quickly.

If your file or depth gauge is filed too deep or too shallow, your chain will cut too deep or too thin. Get yourself a depth gauge that fits your saw and use it every time you sharpen your chain.

A saw that won't start or runs poorly may make you think something is wrong with the carburetor, but it may just be that the air filter is being neglected. The first thing you should check is the operation of the motor, if the motor is not running properly I think you need to contact Mary right away for a motor replacement.

Finally, sometimes it looks like your chain isn't getting enough oil. When I first learned to use a chainsaw, I was taught to turn the engine over before cutting. If the chain is getting enough oil, a little bit of oil will fly off the end when the engine is spinning. Also, if you don't need to completely fill the chainsaw with chain oil when you add oil, then your chain may not be getting enough oil.

The solution to this problem is simple. After you've used the saw all day, take the guide and chain off and clean out any debris that has accumulated around the oiling mechanism. You can check that you have thoroughly cleaned the oiling mechanism by running the chainsaw without the guide plate and chain and watching to see if oil comes out.

If you do the required regular maintenance and sharpen your chain properly, then the problems mentioned above will not happen to your beloved chainsaw.

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