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Old 09-02-2014, 10:53 PM
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Chainsaw Maintenance

How often do you guys have to take your chainsaw in for maintenance?

What do you have to get repaired most often?
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:39 PM
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do your own sharpening, no other maintenance other than to dust out the air filter every once in a while, your frequency of use will dictate the spark plug replacement.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:57 PM
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Most you should need is air filter, spark plug,chain, and bar. Also when sharpening the depth teeth need the occasional filling. I bought a stihl all in one so it just takes a hair off during sharpening. The bar can be rotated so it doesn't get grooved so fast on the tip from the limbing pressure point.
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:23 AM
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I keep a couple of bars, chains, and sparkplugs handy.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:22 AM
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I usually only sharpen my saw when I notice it's not cutting very well. I usually check the air filter before I use it and the bar and chain get cleaned every time I store it. Before it gets put away, the bar groove gets cleaned out and I also clean under the clutch cover.
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Old 09-08-2014, 03:02 PM
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Any ballpark on how many spark plugs you purchase per year?

How about air filters?
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:45 PM
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Any ballpark on how many spark plugs you purchase per year?
Depends on how much you are using your saw. You should check you spark plug gap every few cuttings. Check what you saw calls for. Stihl plug setting gap is .020".
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:36 AM
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do your own sharpening, no other maintenance other than to dust out the air filter every once in a while, your frequency of use will dictate the spark plug replacement.
There's more than that. I flip the bar at each sharpening.
Keep the oil pump breather hole clean, or else it may not oil correctly.
I switch up and back between two chains too (it makes the sprocket wear more slowly).
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