In this post on my blog, I’ll review the best four options to crank-start the chainsaw’s engine by pulling it off or helping it start more easily.
How do you begin a chainsaw without a pulling cord or begin using less muscle power?
Four ways to make a chainsaw start more easily, by pulling it off:
- you may also start your chainsaw by drilling
- A spring-assisted start system
- CDI (Capacitor Discharge Induction) (CDI) as well as Memory Power ignition (MPI)
- Automatic High-Idle mechanism
How do you start a chainsaw that is powered by gas?
Before you start your gas-powered chainsaw, do a check of maintenance. Make sure the spark plug boot is properly set. Then, you should refill it with the mixture of oil and fuel specifically designed for a four-cycle engine.
Check to see if you’ve put in enough oil according to the recommended levels. There are two methods to start a cold or high-temperature gas chainsaw. To begin a cold gas-powered chainsaw you need to follow the steps in the following step by instruction:
A chainsaw that is cold is one you’re going to begin for the first time in its entire life or even for it for the very first time on a specific day. You’ll need fuel flowing to make your engine sufficiently warm for it to begin to run. For your safety, you must first of all, set its chain brake, because, the chain of a gas-powered chainsaw will rotate around its bar when you begin the engine.
The gas engine of chainsaws will begin to run smoothly when you provide it with a blast of fuel. To do this, you be required to close the choke to stop any fresh air from entering the motor. The fresh air is mixed with fuel and transforms the mixture.
Some gas-powered chainsaws do not have the decompression valve. If your chainsaw is equipped with this handy feature, you can press the valve. The decompression valve lowers the pressure in the combustion chamber that is in your chainsaw. It can help you to start your engine with ease.
A few older models of gas-powered chainsaws feature a priming bulb. The latest models powered by gas come with an air purge bulb instead. The bulb’s primer 4 to six times to pump the fuel to the carburetor. This supplies fuel and air directly to your engine.
If you press an air purge light, extra air gets pushed away from the chainsaw’s fuel lines.
How do you start a chainsaw that is hot and gas-powered?
If you attempt to restart your chainsaw after it has been used recently in the past, the temperature of the engine is still hot and the spark plug can function without a hitch. Follow the step instruction on how to start a hot engine.
Make sure to adjust the chain brake on your chainsaw.
Close the choke of your chainsaw. Set it to the “on” and/or “run” position. When the chainsaw is operating, it has fuel cycled through the carburetor. Closing the choke makes the engine go to the high idle setting. Moving the lever into”on,” or “run” positions “on” as well as the “run” position allows it to open its chokes, however, it keeps the engine idle at a high level, which lets the chainsaw’s engine to operate continuously.
Even if your chainsaw is hot press the valve to decompress and let go of any pressure that is not contained in the carburetor. This will help to begin the engine.
Get your chainsaw started using the drill:
Beginning the chainsaw with drills is a great option for DIYers of old age who isn’t quite robust enough to pull the chainsaw too many times in a row.
If your chainsaw’s engine isn’t switchable between cord-start and electric start, you can begin it using one of the drills. To do this, you’ll require a socket that will be mounted on the nut of the flywheel as well as a method to connect it to the drill. It is recommended to purchase a four-inch square head bolt that comes with a shank that will fit into the chuck of your drill.
The bolt must be sandblasted head until it fits in the socket. When you are ready to begin the chainsaw’s engine you need to switch it on. Then, you must prime the carburetor, and then connect the socket to the flywheel’s nut.
To accomplish this, you’ll be required to remove the shroud which covers the chainsaw’s engine. Then, you have to operate your drill from a forward position, which will begin the chainsaw’s engine rapidly.
Note: A battery-powered drill is usually not sufficient to get your chainsaw started fast enough. In this case, you should utilize an electric drill that is connected to an outlet on the wall. Sometimes, the bolt will pull out, and when you crank it upwards, the bolt will be released.
Spring-assisted start system:
The spring-assisted start system will cut down the effort to begin your chainsaw by 40percent. Stihl has launched an innovative technology called Easy2Start. In addition to Stihl, Husqvarna, PowerKing, Makita, Tanaka, and Poulan are also using this technology on their chainsaws.
It’s just one more spring that is located between the crankshaft and the starter’s rotor. A spring housing that has 2 drive lugs, as well as a spring, is connected between the rotor as well as the crankshaft of the gas-powered chainsaw. When you attempt to start the engine of your chainsaw, it will force the spring into tension against the force produced by the pistons in the chainsaw as it compresses.
When the power of the spring that is pre-tensioned is greater than the force generated by the piston in the gas-powered chainsaw that is in compression the crankshaft begins to rotate and the chainsaw’s engine will start to fire. The spring-assisted start-up system can overcome the engine’s compression to minimize the effort, force, and time required to begin your chainsaw. The spring will release this stored power to the engine crankshaft on your chainsaw and then start the engine swiftly and smoothly.
The term “capacitor discharge ignition” (CDI) (MPI) or memory power ignition (MPI):
An ignition capacitor (CDI) can hold an electrical charge, and then release it into the ignition coil to create an intense spark out of the spark plug on your chainsaw. The ignition is created by the charge in the capacitor. The capacitor will be charged and discharged quickly, making it simple for you to get your chainsaw started.
CDI is a method of passing electric current across the capacitor. It builds up an amount of charge in one second. Your chainsaw starts by creating a charge, then keeping it in storage before passing it through its spark plug to light the engine.
The power is transferred to the capacitor, which is then passed to the ignition unit, which can increase the power by acting as the transformer. The energy can flow through it in full, not taking any. This allows the engine of the chainsaw to run until there is enough energy within the power source.
CDI is comprised of an electric charging coil, a flywheel, a hall sensor stator, and a timing mark. Charger coils are the ones within the stator. It produces six volts to charge the battery of your chainsaw.
By the direction that the flywheel makes, one pulsed power is generated. This is delivered through the spark plug via the coil to ensure the highest spark is provided. The hall sensor detects the hall effect, where the magnet on the flywheel changes between the North Pole to the South pole. The hall sensor will send small pulses to the ignition box for capacitor discharge that triggers it to release the energy of the charging capacitor in your chainsaw to its high-voltage transformer.
If you turn the stator plate to the right and left, you’ll alter your trigger position of the capacitor discharge ignition. This can either slow or advance the speed, based on the respective.
Memory Power Ignition Technology (MPI):
Memory Power Ignition Technology is the core function of the simple start system. The engine’s ignition circuit accumulates and stores a small amount of charge from the movement of the flywheel during the initial engine start-up or operation. When the engine is starting the stored power is released and creates the spark to ignite at the lower speed of the flywheel to facilitate the quick start.
Chainsaws made from Blue Max, Makita, and PowerKing make use of the same CDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition) and MPI (Memory Power Ignition) technology to provide a smooth start with no need to pull the cord. Each Capacitor Discharge Ignition and Memory Power Ignition will provide users with the least amount of resistance from the operator along with a smooth ignition process and minimal wear on the start-up component of your chainsaw. Both of these technologies generate extremely strong sparks with extremely low rotations per minute (RPMs) that your chainsaw produces, This allows your ignition to ignite at a minimum number of revolutions of the flywheel.
Automatic High Idle Mechanism:
Chainsaws made through Makita and Husqvarna have an automated high idle mechanism. If the level of fuel within your chainsaw is not sufficient or too high, the chainsaw may not have the energy to start. Insufficient fuel can result in flooding, which can cause the engine to become blocked.
Chainsaws that have an automatic high idle mechanism can adjust to the high idle setting when the throttle is set so that it gets the amount of fuel needed to get it started and continue to run.
How do you convert the pull-start feature of your chainsaw to an electric start?
Are you tired of having to get the motor of your chainsaw to start with a pull of its cord? Certain models of chainsaws let the installation of an electric starter that is 12-volt to the engine. Certain manufacturers, like Briggs & Straton, Honda and Kohler create their chainsaw’s engines so that you can change them from pull start to electric start. They sell kits needed to make this change.
Some chainsaw manufacturers don’t have this option. If your chainsaw is equipped with a Tecumseh motor, as an instance it may not be able to convert it over from a manual drawcord to an electrical start. Two main elements you’ll need to make the conversion to electric start are
- Ring equipment on the flywheel, and,
- plates for mounting on the flywheel of your chainsaw.
You can install the flywheel using a ring gear, however, it is not possible to convert the flywheel without attaching the starter to the chainsaw’s engine house. In the beginning, you must determine if your chainsaw can be changed to electric start by studying the user’s guide that is included with the. If your chainsaw can be converted and has an electric start, there will be an article in the user manual that confirms that it is convertible, along with the basic guidelines on how to make the switch.
The user’s manual includes the exact part number for the equipment needed to make the switch. It is not necessary to connect a battery to your chainsaw. The latest models have the 120-volt starter, which has a cord to connect to the wall socket.
Find a mounting boss on the chainsaw’s engine. The mounting boss has to be pre-drilled or pre-machined onto your engine, otherwise, you won’t be able to install the starter. Another prerequisite is a ring gear that is located on the rim of the flywheel on your chainsaw.
If your flywheel isn’t equipped with it, you need to change your flywheel to one that comes with pre-drilled or pre-machined rings gear. Once you’ve located and purchased an electric start compatible in conjunction with your chainsaw’s engine and if needed after installing a ring gear to the flywheel connect the starter onto the mounting boss of the chainsaw’s engine. The location of the starters is such as to ensure that the gear for cranking the starter is aligned with the nodes on the flywheel’s gear. Without this alignment, the conversion would not be possible.
How do you begin the electronic chainsaw?
An electric chainsaw will be simpler to start when it has been properly taken well. You should complete this maintenance procedure before attempting to start your chainsaw electricity. If you have a cordless electric chainsaw you should utilize a backup battery that is fully charged. For the chainsaw with a cord, you should use an appropriate extension cord, and plug it into an outlet in the wall.
Make sure that the extension cord isn’t too long and it is not a tiny gauge or else it won’t be able to provide the right amount of power. The main benefit of an electronic chainsaw is you do not need to pull a cord, and it requires only a little effort to start. It can be started simply by pressing two buttons, and there’s no throttle to turn.
Step No. 1:
In the first place, you need to disconnect the chain brake on the electric chainsaw. The chain in an electric chainsaw won’t spin until you push the trigger, in contrast to the chain on a gas-powered chainsaw that can turn if the engine remains not in use. A chain saw powered by electricity won’t turn unless you release the brake.
Step Number. 2:
The trigger lockout must be pressed. lockout or throttle lockout. It’s a small security button on the left of the handle at the rear. It is easy to press the button with your thumb of the hand holding the electrical chainsaw’s handle.
Step No. 3:
While pushing the safety button using your thumb make use of the index fingers to push the trigger switch. To start the electric chainsaw you need to release the safety button that is beneath your thumb and keep pushing the trigger button using the index fingers. You are now ready to start chainsawing using your electric saw efficiently.
Certain electric chainsaws include brushes inside their motors which are used to conduct electricity. If you’re unable to get your chainsaw started, and you want to change the motor’s brush. You should opt for the brushless chainsaw as it is much easier to start and requires less maintenance.
Most Frequently Asked Questions:
* How do I start the chainsaw in the cold winter conditions?
A chainsaw that is colder or that is just getting out of storage could create a mess. Here’s a bit of helpful advice from a forest forum user: “If I have not seen a spark in four pulls, I change to the part throttle no-choke setting and if I don’t get an immediate start within eight pulls, I switch back in the choke mode after one ou two pullings. This will likely differ depending on the chainsaw, but it is not necessary to pull too often in the choke position even in cold weather.”
To conclude this blog post I would say that you must prefer the chainsaw with a Spring-assisted starting system, Capacitor discharge ignition (CDI) or Memory power ignition (MPI) technology or Automatic High idle mechanism (Stihl Husqvarna PowerKing, Makita, Tanaka, and Poulan) when you purchase new chainsaws to make it easy and simple to start with no need to pull the cord. It is also possible to start your chainsaw using drills that are is more pleasant than pulling the cable.