Why Was the Chainsaw Invented?

Why was the chainsaw invented? Most people would probably automatically think that it was invented to cut wood, just as it is typically used today. The truth is, it was originally intended to be something very different. The very first chainsaw was actually a medical device that was used to cut through human bone. It […]

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Who Invented the Chainsaw?

The question of who invented anything is usually complicated. Most objects, trends, and ideas throughout history have been influenced by many different people and many different factors. For instance, the chain handsaw model itself dates back to around 1785 in John Aitken’s Principles of Midwifery, or Puerperal Medicine. This model was created for the sake […]

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When to Replace Your Chainsaw Bar

A chainsaw bar lives a tough life. Primarily, it supports a chain that zings around it at more than 50miles/hour. Secondly, a chainsaw bar is often inserted in cuts that pinch, bend, and twist. Therefore, you not only need to know when to replace it, but also how to inspect it for wear and damage. […]

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What Size Chainsaw Do I Need?

Have you ever wondered what size chainsaw you actually need? A lot of people think that anyone that has ever used one in the past will automatically know what size they need, but the truth is that a lot of individuals purchase a chainsaw that is a lot larger than they need to get the […]

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How to Shorten a Chainsaw Chain

You can always take your chainsaw to a saw shop and have it shortened there, but if you don’t have the time to wait, or simply don’t want to, this simple step-by-step guide will help you to shorten your chainsaw chain on your own. Necessary Tools A rivet tool A chain breaking tool Pliers Wrench […]

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How to Oil a Chainsaw

For starters, always use the right oil. In case you are not sure, read through the manufacturer’s guide. The major benefit of using the right oil is that it ensures the longevity of the chainsaw. Also, it prevents potential and hazardous problems from arising. Chainsaws use different kinds of oils to lubricate the bar and […]

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How to Use a Chainsaw

Before Operating Your Chainsaw Buy safety gear and wear it. Chainsaws are extremely dangerous and loud machines. If you do not have the proper safety gear you’re seriously gambling with your life, the possibility of gravely injuring yourself and losing your ability to hear. A responsible chainsaw operator will wear the following items: Long jeans […]

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How to Start a Stihl Chainsaw

Considerations Before Starting Your Chainsaw Firstly, you need to inspect your machine carefully to ensure that it is in a proper operating condition. Look for any detached parts and make sure that no parts need to be replaced beforehand. Finally, you will need to sharpen and tension the chain, and lubricate the chain if need […]

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How to Start a Poulan Chainsaw

If you have been wondering how to start a Poulan chainsaw, it will really depend on the exact model of chainsaw that you have. However, the overall process is quite similar for most models with the exception of a few minor changes. Read the Manual Obviously, the first thing you should do is consult your […]

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How to Start a Husqvarna Chainsaw

Just like any other chainsaw, Husqvarna chainsaws have their own unique way of starting up. If there is enough air, gas, and spark then this two-cycle engine will start with no problem. It is very crucial to get that combination just right, and your Husqvarna chainsaw won’t start without it. When you are trying to […]

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