Tips on Using a Chainsaw


Are you looking for the best tips on using a chainsaw? Well, you’ve come to the right place because, in this post, I’ll be revealing 4 simple tips on using your chainsaw. Let’s get into this!

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Go with Electric First

Sure, gas chainsaws are a lot more powerful than electric. However, if you’re a beginner, an electric chainsaw will be better. Why? Because it’s easy to start, you can just press a button and you’re good to go. With a gas chainsaw, you have to cold start it, pump gas into it, and pull on the string. It can take a little while to get used to it.

Also, since an electric chainsaw will be less powerful, you may not be as intimidated. And your neighbor will appreciate it since gas chainsaws are extremely loud and electric ones are quiet.

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Avoid the Nose

The nose/tip of the bar is dangerous. If you hit it against anything you’ll experience kickback. What is a kickback? Kickback is where the noise of the bar touches something hard so the bar flings back towards the direction of the user. This can be fatal. 

That’s why I recommend a chainsaw with a chain brake. A chain brake is a mechanism that stops the chainsaw from operating when you experience kickback.

Safety Gear

Safety gear is extremely important, don’t skip out on it.

Goggles – You never know when a chip of wood could fly out and hit you straight in the eye. That’s why some goggles will help protect your eyes. 

Helmet – If you trip and fall with a chainsaw, it could be game over for you. A helmet can help soften the landing. And if a piece of debris happens to hit your head, the helmet will protect you.

Chainsaw Chap – Chainsaw chaps are designed to catch the chain if it hits you in the leg. Protecting your legs from getting hit and minimizing the damage.

Earmuffs – If you’ve decided on going with a gas chainsaw, make sure to protect your ears. You don’t want that ringing sensation in your ears.


Just like any other power tool, your chainsaw needs to be maintained.

You need to sharpen the blades/teeth. It’s very easy to test if your blades are dull or not. When you cut, is the sawdust powdery? If so, your chain needs to be sharpened.

Bar oil – As you’re cutting, the chainsaw is going to heat up. Why? Because there’s a lot of friction which is the heat cause. That’s why your chain needs to be well lubricated with bar oil. Thankfully, there are a lot of chainsaws that automatically lubricate your bar so you simply have to refill it when it gets low.

Chain tensioning – As time goes on, your chain will loosen which will negatively affect how your chain cuts. Also, the chain could even fly off the bar which could be fatal. That’s why you need a scrench to tighten it. But don’t tighten it too much or else the chain could snap.


I hope these chainsaw tips will help you. But if you have any doubt, confusion, or want to ask any question feel free to ask in the comment section. Thanks for reading.

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