How To Put A Chainsaw Blade On?


Putting the chain back is the most challenging task for the saw users? I am sure you have heard from various users how they ended being disappointed by replacement while undertaking a particular project. In most cases, while going on with usual activities relating to saw, the chain might get to damaged and call for a replacement. However, putting it back is a simple task and calls for someone to concentrate and follow some guidelines.

In the course of this discussion, I will demonstrate to you on how you can put your chain within the shortest time. I am sure by the end of it all; you will be a guru within your ways. Something that I should point out is that despite there being different types of saw, they have similar tactics of fixing the chain, so pay so much attention.


  • Begin By Removing The Old Chain

It is the first step toward putting a new chain when you are replacing the old chain. There are various reasons which could make the users remove the old chain, including damage.

  • Proceed To Remove The Guide Par

In the second step, you will ensure the two nuts which get held on the side are removed. You can make use of the wrench to remove the nuts to access the chain. In most cases, the brake of the saw is usually attached to the plate, ensure you have unlocked the brake well.

  • Chain Tension Release

As soon as you have removed the guide bar, it would then proceed to release the tension in the chain to release it from the bar. At this juncture, you only need to release the string from the noise of the chainsaw.

  • Thread The New Chain

Line the new blade carefully around your chainsaw and ensure that all the drive links have been engaged most appropriately. Ensure that the chain gets fixed in the nose of the chainsaw correctly. When it comes to lining the blade, it would call for someone to be a little much care to ensure you have fixed it in the right way.

  • Ensure There Is An Alignment Of The Guide Bar

As soon as you line the chain properly, ensure that you have aligned it in the clutch and the guide bar, which would provide the chain gets fixed correctly in the nose of the machine. It is the most critical step when it comes to putting the hawser because it would ensure that the chain is fixed in the right position and move in the right direction. Some adjustments pins are usually in the nose of the chainsaw, which needs to get fixed.

  • Side Plate Replacement

The side plate would need to get replaced, and the primary determinant is that the guide bar would need to get properly fixed. Ensure the positioning is done in the right way. Through certifying the plate and also the nuts have been set well, it would only mean one to ensure that the nuts are not effectively tightened. On the edge of the saw, the guide bar would need to tighten well to function effectively.

  • Tighten The Chain

It’s time to tighten the chain using the tensioning screw. However, while tightening the chain, it would be useful for the users to ensure the chain is not stretched so much, and at the same time, it’s not left loose.

  • Side Plat Nuts Tightening

It is the last thing which you do while putting the blade where you ensure the side nuts have been tightened in the right way. There is significant risk in the process where the nuts have not been fixed in the most appropriate — for instance, the chain.


When it comes to the length hawser, most people have a lot of challenges simply because there are different types of the saw which uses a different hawser. However, some factors could be taken into consideration and help one in choosing the right chain for his saw. The following are some key factors that should be taken into account.

  • Nature Of The Work

The project which needs to be undertaken by the users would determine the length of the chain, which would be used. In the case where the nature of the job which would be taken is pure, it would call for one to use a small chain. On the other hand, if the quality of the project is large, it would call for the use long chain to ensure the saw operates more effectively.

  • Types Of The Saw

Different type of saw uses a various chain, and this would call for the users to consider the nature of the saw which gets used. For instance, the electric saw uses a different chain length compared to the gas saw. What it means is that the users need to make a proper assessment of the saw before they would consider using the chain.

  • Power Of The Saw

The length of the saw would get determined by the power of the saw. Assessed the saw power to determine the extent of the saw. If there is a mismatch of the saw, it will cause a lot of problems when the blade would get fixed. For instance, for the power saw, they would need a large chain as compared to the less powerful saw.


Putting back a chain may sound so simple, but it needs some skills and also concentration for one to put the blade on. However, we should always try to fix the blade often to familiarize ourselves with the process, and this would make us have sufficient skills. Anytime you want to put the chain in the saw, you should consider the nature of the task and the type of the saw to avoid mismatch, which would cause more damage to the saw.