Chain Saws are dangerous as thousands of accidents and deaths takes place every year because of poor maintenance of Chain Saws. Basically Chain Saws require very little maintenance and proper maintenance and upkeep will increase the life of a chainsaw and it will be safer to use.
THINGS TO REMEMBER WHILE MAINTAINING CHAIN SAWS
Before you service or perform any maintenance on your chainsaw make sure that it has had proper time to cool down.
Always ensure that the spark plug has been disconnected if your chainsaw is gas powered.
If your chainsaw is electric always, ensure that it is unplugged before performing any maintenance.
Always wear protective gloves and eyewear when handling or performing maintenance on your chainsaw.
The fuel for your chainsaw should be mixed according to the manufacturerâT requirements. Never use reclaimed crankshaft oil in your fuel.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR MAINTENANCE
Combination spark plug/guide bar wrench
Bar and chain oil
Fresh fuel/oil mixture
Round file and file guide for sharpening saw chain
Spare Spark plugs
Spark plug gapping tool
All Chain Saws sold in the United States must be equipped with a Chain Brake. This is designed to stop the saw chain instantly and is either activated manually or activated by the force of the kickback itself.