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chainsaw maintenance

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by seasonal services, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. seasonal services

    seasonal services LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 32

    I have an old 029 stihl chainsaw that has worked well for years my dad had it now i use it and we have never done any maintenance to it. But i was just give a 200t that has been used alot, i dont much else about its history, but it still runs good. I was wondering what you guys do to your chainsaws as far as maintenance or tune ups to keep them in good condition.
     
  2. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211


    The main things are to keep your chain sharp and well oiled, make sure theres plenty of bar/chain lube in the reservoir, and change the plug once a year. Also make sure your safety stops work (most important, of course!!)

    Jason
     
  3. seasonal services

    seasonal services LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 32

    Thanks for the info i was wondering if there is a fuel filter or air filter that ever needs to be changed.
     
  4. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 859

    I clean the air filters on my 310 and 361 after every 2-5 hours of use. It gets dirty really fast. Having a clean air filter is crucial to keeping a saw going. Once you start sucking in dirt and starving it for air its down hill from there. I change the fuel filter every year or so depending on how much use the saw gets.
     
  5. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    In addition to the above, I also blow them off with compressed air often, lots of sawdust gets built up with the bar and chain oil.
     
  6. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    Thats right, forgot about the air filter!

    Jason
     
  7. deadend

    deadend LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    A sharp chain does wonders for keeping the air filter clean. Then again, a sharp chain makes everything about saws better.
     

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