Because of their reliable design, relatively simple construction, and ease of repair; chainsaws are the ideal machine for maintenance and repair at home. With proper care and routine maintenance, a chainsaw will provide many years of reliable use. When repairing a chainsaw, most home mechanics will find them easy to work with and repairs quick and trouble-free.
Scheduled chainsaw maintenance should occur frequently. Having a quality service manual specific to your chainsaw will help you identify the parts of your chainsaw and assist you during routine maintenance.
Doing routine maintenance on your chainsaw at home provides many benefits. It is less expensive than having a chainsaw repair shop do the maintenance, it prolongs the life of your chainsaw and, it provides you a better understanding of the working components of your chainsaw motor.
Even with diligent routine maintenance, chainsaws may require periodic repairs. In the event that you need to repair your chainsaw, it will likely be easier if you have been doing your own routine maintenance as you will be more familiar with the mechanics of your chainsaw. Another asset that makes chainsaw repair easier, is access to service manuals and parts catalogues. Since you already have a maintenance manual that youve been using for routine maintenance, you need only assure that you have on hand a service manual for any repairs that are necessary.
Your chainsaw will provide you with many years of service. Routine maintenance and periodic repairs at home will save you money and prolong the life of your chainsaw.
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Construction and function
Stop switch resistance measurement
Hand grip heater
Ignition module testing
Ignition module and flywheel
Carburettor pressure testing
Air intake system
Piston and cylinder
Decompression valve pressure testing
Cylinder pressure testing
Crankcase and crankshaft
Repairing damaged threads
Guide bar bolts
Appendix A, Carburettor EPA models