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What causes chainsaw bar wear?

What causes chainsaw bar wear?

Grinding The Bar Rails Usually the tops of both bar rails wear at the same rate, but not always. Some cutting, like the bias cuts you make when putting an under-cut in a tree puts more pressure on one bar rail than the other. Over time this can cause extra wear on one rail.

Does a chainsaw bar wear out?

Thankfully, there are a few simple ways to check wear on a chain saw bar. With your chain tensioned, start by wiggling the chain back and forth laterally. You shouldn’t notice a whole lot of back-and-forth movement. A worn chainsaw bar allows a lot more movement side-to-side.

How long should a bar on a chainsaw last?

If you are looking for a general idea for how often you should replace a chainsaw bar, a rule of thumb is to replace the bar of your chainsaw once after you have gone through three chains on the same bar.

Why is my chainsaw burning the wood?

Smoking or burning wood and excessive chain rattle without any cutting are all strong signs that the chain is mounted backwards. If this is the case, discontinue use of the chainsaw immediately until the chain is reinstalled the correct way.

How do I know if my chainsaw is blunt?

When looking at the chain itself if you can see a line of light on the cutting edge, the chain is blunt (see below). The teeth on a chain are chrome plated; the thin hard chrome edge of the chain does all the work.

How do I know if my chainsaw chain is worn out?

There are several signs that show if your chainsaw chain is worn out:

  1. The Chain Comes Off the Bar easily.
  2. There is smoke.
  3. Some teeth are missing.
  4. The chainsaw chain is chipped.
  5. A lot of rust.
  6. You cannot cut through wood as well as you would have expected.
  7. The Chainsaw Has a Shaky Performance.

How long should Stihl bar last?

Re: how long does a bar last The next, a Granberg, lasted about 2 months. About that time Stihl started using them with the same results. A good bar can be filed a few times on both sides and the tip replaced when needed. They could last almost as long as the saw.

How often do you grease chainsaw bar?

It is recommended that you grease the bearing in the tip of the bar each time you refuel. Make sure to grease the tip at the end of the day as well to help prevent moisture from entering the bearing as the bar cools.