When it comes to landscaping and gardening equipment, chainsaws are one of the most versatile and useful tools in your arsenal. When used and maintained correctly, they are safe, effective and efficient. However, to ensure that they can be used effectively time and again, a certain amount of care and maintenance must be done each time they are used. Their general care is not all that complicated however, as long as you remember to keep the following in mind before, during and after each time you use yours.
Use the Correct Fuel
If your chainsaw uses blended fuel, it is important to ensure that you get your ratios of fuel to oil right. Getting this wrong will shorten its lifespan significantly, so chances should never be taken. A good rule to follow is that the ratio (depending on the type you are using) will either be 40:1 or 50:1, with fuel being used in the higher quantities. To get it right, make sure you are familiar with the operational requirements of your device.
The Chain Oil Reservoir
As with any motorised equipment, in order for chainsaws to be used safely and effectively, and for long periods of time, the device needs to be continuously and thoroughly lubricated. This is an important part of chainsaw maintenance, and as such should never be overlooked. Without keeping the chain oil reservoir filled, you run the risk of burning up the chain which may leave the chainsaw inoperable. So be sure to stay on top of this.
Check for Clogging
Chainsaws produce a lot of sawdust when they are in use, and this sawdust may get clogged into various areas of the appliance, posing dangers to its performance and integrity. This is particularly true for devices that have exhaust openings that face blowouts.
Keep things Clean
Chainsaws create a lot of mess, and for the most part this can cling to your chainsaw, becoming stubborn debris overtime. Be sure then, to clean it after each use. A great way to do this effectively is to use a brush or pneumatic blower after each use.
Contact AllQuip Hire for Details
Taking these precautions will help you to keep your chainsaw in top condition for longer, ensuring that it can always be used reliably. If you would like to know more about our chainsaws for hire, contact a representative from AllQuip Hire today, or visit our website for additional details.