Before you get started with your chainsaw, be sure to check to make sure it is in good working order. Read on for tips on how to properly care for your chainsaw so you can be certain it will last for many years to come.
To help prevent rusting and corrosion of the blade and other parts of the chainsaw, always use oil lubricants. Oil lubricants are available in all Husqvarna models. Like all Husqvarna products, there are also oil lubricants for the Husqvarna 455 Rancher chainsaw.
For heavy use, take your chainsaw to an indoor shop that has air conditioning or your business, a place where it is dry and quiet. Avoid bringing your chainsaw into the elements of a warehouse or store. Also keep your chainsaw stored in places where it is protected from dust and moisture. For maximum effectiveness, clean the chainsaw before every use.
After using your chainsaw, be sure to wipe down all surfaces with oil and mineral oil, to remove excess oil and debris. Use a cloth dipped in warm water to wipe down the chainwheels. Be sure to wash them after each use. Once the oil and dirt are removed, it’s time to lube up your chainsaw again.
If you are planning to use your chainsaw for longer periods of time, get oil lubricants and store them in the oil reservoir located near the carburetor. You should buy oil lubricants in this reservoir, or purchase oil lubricants in store. In addition, if your chainsaw doesn’t have an oil reservoir, you should make one.
After a heavy use, it’s a good idea to clean out the carburetor of your chainsaw. On models with separate oil reservoirs, make sure to get all the oil out of the carburetor. The chainwheel can run a bit dry, so it’s a good idea to get it refilled.
After you have cleaned out the carburetor and all the oil out of the chainsaw blade, take a cloth dipped in oil and wipe the chainwheels. This will remove any possible excess oil that may have not been cleaned out during the previous cleaning. Next, you’ll want to vacuum the chainsaw’s chainwheels.
When you are using your chainsaw, be sure to make sure that the chainsaw’s balance remains within its balance point. Maintain this balance by making sure that you don’t have to lean the chainsaw forward or backward, which will cause the balance to change and create imbalance problems.
To avoid a lot of chain vibration and sudden jerking of the chainsaw, it’s a good idea to make sure the balance of the chainsaw is at its best when you are using it. Avoid using chainsaws with over-sized chains, as these tend to vibrate more, which is never a good thing.
Be sure to gently move the chainsaw blade back and forth to loosen the chainsaw chains and prevent it from becoming jammed in the chainwheel. If the chainsaw chainwheel has become too worn, it may need to be cleaned and lubricated before it is used again.
Once you have cleaned the chainwheel, allow it to dry thoroughly. Once the chainwheel has completely dried, apply a coat of a new grease or oil onto the chainwheel. Apply it to the chainwheel in areas where it is likely to rub against the chainsaw teeth.
While your chainsaw may be a necessity for your job, the chainsaw maintenance you do on a regular basis will prolong its life and make it easier to use. Make sure you clean out all areas of the chainsaw that need cleaning, as well as keep your chainsaw balanced and in tip-top shape.