How to Sharpen a Chainsaw

Having a sharp chainsaw not only saves energy and makes your equipment useful but also makes it safer. In addition, a blunt saw will make the cut results uneven. You can get the best chainsaws cordless on our website.

The following are some tips for sharpening your chainsaw.

Determine the size (or “gauge”) of your saw blade. You need to buy a spinning or file grindstone a chainsaw that matches your sawtooth. Because there are several sizes of sawteeth, the file or whetstone you choose must match the diameter of your saw. The types are 3/16, 5/32 and 7/32 inches of saw diameter.

Check the saw blade to look for damage or worn teeth. One saw tooth may have been damaged, destroyed, or corroded, making it dangerous to use. The basic rule is that the top plate (flat surface above the sawtooth) must be at least 1.5 cm long. If it is shorter than that, there is a risk of a broken saw when used. Damage, weakening and bad saw blades must be removed. Set your saw on a hard or tight layer with a vise. The saw blade must be stable, and the knife must hold the outside of the saw firmly. Pinch the saw body in the vise, with the teeth holding the handle and let the saw blade rotate freely, it’s up to you.

Find the cutter head as a sign of where you started. This is the shortest part of the cutter on the saw. If all cutters look the same size, you can start from anywhere. The main consideration is that you have to file each cutting tooth so that the flat part of the top of the tooth has almost the same size. That way the saw will cut the amount of wood that is equal and smooth. Also, try to mark the first tooth you stained with paint or a permanent marker so you are sure where you should start.

Arrange your file equally with the front of the cutter. Hold the file with the same angle so the cutter is down or save to start. Shrink the file onto the face of the cutter, use the twisting motion as needed to stop the iron chip (filling) being moved.