Questions tagged [chainsaw]

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Husqvarna 235 Chainsaw Not Start

Husqvarna 235 chainsaw. Started easily, but would die before could use. Squirted one second blast of carburetor cleaner into spark plug hole. Now not start. There is spark. New plug, air and gas ...
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Husqvarna Chansaw maintenance

I recently moved to a new home which had a lot of felled trees which needed to be cut into logs. I bought a 14" Husqvarna 967158004 to accomplish this. The shop I bought it from gave me a lot of ...
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Diagnosing a non-starting chainsaw [Makita EA7300P / Dolmar DCS7301]

I have a chainsaw that won't start and I'm not particularly good at diagnosing the problem. I had something happen like this about four months ago. I drained the tank, put in fresh gas and it was ...
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Are chainsaw helmets meant to protect you from the saw, or just falling debris?

I'm trying to get the correct protective equipment for a chainsaw. I see helmets that look like this being sold for chainsaw use, but it's not clear if they are meant to protect your face from the ...
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What is the part called that chainsaw bar flange nuts screw into?

I have a Ryobi RY3716 chainsaw. I lost a bar flange nut and replaced it with a non-Ryobi part (something like this one). The new nuts didn't fit exactly, but I forced them on, causing damage. Now I ...
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Why is my chainsaw stalling?

The last time I used my chainsaw, It kept stalling. I could not keep it running. I had just used a new batch of gasoline with two-stroke engine oil added. As this was the only difference from the ...
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Safely felling elevated wooden structure?

How would you go about safely and quickly removing a wooden structure on four legs with a chainsaw, such as an elevated hunting blind? Here you can see a few examples of such structures. My idea was ...
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Best Way to Winterize a Chainsaw? [closed]

I've seen conflicting advice on how to winterize a chainsaw. One group says to run it dry, until there's no fuel left. The other group says to add StaBil to the fuel and run the engine to coat the ...
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How do you drain a carburetor?

Chainsaw manufacturers recommend "draining the carburetor" before putting the chainsaw into storage for a period of disuse. This would seem to be a good idea as otherwise the fuel could damage the ...
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Why does starter cord pull easily when spark plug is out? [closed]

I notice that when I remove the spark plug from my chainsaw the starter cord pulls easily. But when I install the spark plug, the cord is hard to pull. Why is this?
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How to remove this tree from my yard

I have a large tree that has fallen on my property, and it is currently supported on opposite ends, like this: The bulk of the tree that was beyond the fence, off to the right, was already ...
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Is it OK to use motor oil as bar oil in a chainsaw?

Someone told me that you can use motor oil in your chainsaw instead of bar oil. Is this a good idea? Will it cause problems over time?
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the chain came off and when i put it back on it won't go around the bar

The chain on a chainsaw I borrowed came off after I used it . I got in back on and it is tight but it will not go around the bar.It starts ok and the chain lock is not on.Why is this happening??
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Is there a proper amount of chainsaw tension

Is there a proper amount of tension I should keep the chain on my chainsaw? I currently like to have it more loose than tight. Thnx
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What is the best way to cut railway sleepers

Is it possible? Is the wood treatment of the sleepers affecting my equipment Tools in my possession: electric chainsaw, circular saw and an handsaw.
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Does the number of links of a chainsaw chain affect the sprocket?

How does the gauge of the chain effect the drive sprocket? I bought a new bar and chain, the pitch is .325, the sprocket is .325 and gauge is .063, but the number of links is 81 instead of 74. Will ...
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What would cause a chainsaw to only start when trigger is pulled? [closed]

I have a ~1yo Husqvarna chainsaw. It used to start on the first pull. Now it will only start if I'm also pulling the "trigger" that is used to run the chain. If I prime it, pull the choke, and pull ...
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What is the relative importance of cut-retardant safety gloves when using a chainsaw?

I am evaluating some cut-retardant gloves for use with a chainsaw. At first the idea of protecting my hands appealed to me, but later I couldn't really justify to myself why that purchase would make ...
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Hollowing out wood log for table

I'm planning to cut down either a pine or beech in the near future, as I heard that the fall/winter season is a good time to cut trees if you want to dry the wood quickly. After cutting a log the ...
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What should I check if my chainsaw fails to start?

My chainsaw stopped working and I've got a tree that fell and needs cut up. Does anybody have any idea what I can do to get my chainsaw started? I've done a bit of stuff on cars so I'm willing to try ...
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What could cause a chainsaw chain to stop moving?

I have a 40cc Craftsman 18" chainsaw, and was cutting and the chain stopped moving. Earlier it would rotate freely when I started it, even without pulling the trigger. Now it does not move at all. ...
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Can I repair a chain saw chain?

I have a chain saw (one of the ones for pruning trees) and the chain popped off. I went to put it back on but one of the teeth is damaged on the part that slides along the arm of the chain saw. It ...
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How do I put a hole in my chainsaw bar?

I have a Stihl chainsaw with the ROLLOMATIC E Standard 20" bar: I picked up a Granberg Clip-N-Trim attachment, to help it go through brush: The instructions say to bolt the comb to the bar. I see a ...
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Should I stop to hand-sharpen my chainsaw, or bring extra chains?

If I'm going to spend the day in the woods with the chainsaw, my chain will get dull before I'm done. Should I learn to hand-file the cutters, and sharpen in the woods? Or should I bring a spare ...
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Can I mix brands of chainsaw chains?

I have a Stihl 260 chainsaw, with a 3/8" chain and a 20" bar. What criteria do I need to apply when picking a second chainsaw chain?