How do you remove a link from a chainsaw chain?
Can you remove a link from a stretched chainsaw chain?
Align the hole in one of the links of the chain with the punch that presses the rivet out of the middle of the link and the flat base of the tool. Push down on the handle to apply pressure to the rivet until it pops out and releases the link. Snap the remaining links back together securely.
How do you use a rivet spinner on a chainsaw?
What does a chainsaw chain spinner do?
For technical questions please call 1-800-222-5381. The rivet spinner &chain breaker is used to break chain pitches and join chain loops. Professional, the product acts on the type of chainsaw chain, making it demolition, recycling and mining applications.
How do you rivet a chainsaw chain?
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How do you untangle a chainsaw chain?
Why does my chainsaw chain keep stretching?
It's perfectly normal for a chainsaw chain to stretch after regular use. The friction from cutting through wood makes the chain very hot and the heat causes it to loosen. The heat expands the guide bar and when it cools, the chain has stretched. The chain will also loosen as it wears down from use.
How long should a chainsaw chain last?
Chainsaw durability differs from one item to another, although all the tools become dull over time. However, most top-quality chains can last up to 5 years of extensive use, or up to a decade when used occasionally. Additionally, these tools durability is highly dependent on maintenance.
Why won't my chainsaw chain tighten?
If you can't tighten the chain, you may not be implementing the proper tightening procedure. To adjust the chain, loosen the nuts that hold the guide bar in place. Attempting to turn the tension screw without loosening the nuts first may be the reason you can't tighten the chain.
How do you fix a chainsaw chain link?
How do you use the Oregon bar and chain measuring tool?
What is a drive link on a chainsaw chain?
The drive link is the bottom part of the chainsaw chain (see picture below). Gauge measures the thickness of the drive links if you were to look at them along the length of the chain. Obviously, it is important to match the right chain gauge to the saw so that the chain will fit into the guide bar correctly.
How do you make a chainsaw chain loop?
Is it cheaper to make your own chainsaw chain?
It is cheaper in the long run to make your own. Bonus is that you can make chain for others at a slight markup.
How do you use a roller chain breaker?
How do you untangle a thick chain?
Place the chain on a hard, smooth, nonporous surface, such as glass, if the straight pin trick doesn't work by itself. Apply a few drops of baby oil or mineral oil to the kinks, and repeat the pulling process with the pins. These oils lubricate the chain, helping ease out particularly stubborn kinks.
Why does my chainsaw not cut?
The most common cause of a chainsaw that won't cut properly is a dull cutting chain. Try sharpening or replacing the chain. The chain may not have the proper amount of tension. If the chain is too tight, the chain may not rotate at the proper speed, causing the chain not to cut properly.
Which way should chainsaw teeth face?
The direction of the chainsaw blade is always the same regardless of the type or model of chainsaw. So the sharp edges of the blade should always face the clockwise direction. If you check from the top, you will notice that the sharp edges are facing the direction opposite the chainsaw body or motor.
How do I stop my chainsaw chain from stretching?
The most important factor in preventing chain stretch is lubrication. If roller chains are poorly lubricated, stretching will take place very quickly. When a chain has elongated 3% of its original length, it must be replaced.
Can you stretch a chainsaw blade?
People often wonder if chainsaw chains can stretch because they can come loose. The fact is that they do stretch, but you can manage it by tightening them. When you go to use your chainsaw, you should check to see if the chain is the right tension.
Do chains stretch?
Did you know that drive chain does not actually 'stretch'? Its elongation is caused when material is removed from the pins and bushings. The individual joints in a roller chain articulate as they enter and leave the sprockets. As material is worn away from these surfaces, the chain will gradually elongate.
Why does my chainsaw blade go dull so fast?
With a single contact with the ground while running, a chainsaw can become very dull. This is because the ground contains sand and dust which is abrasive and contains a lot of tiny rocks. To avoid such occurrences, avoid cutting wood placed on the ground.
Why does my chainsaw blade dull so quickly?
You may be putting to steep of an angle on the cutters, which will dull quickly. You're rakers may be too far down, which will contribute to a quick dulling chain. You may be cutting dirty wood. You may be slightly touching the ground with the tip of the bar.
Is it worth sharpening a chainsaw chain?
Keep the oil flowing too to keep from overheating the chain. A hot, unlubricated chain will wear out quicker and drastically shorten its life. Well worth it to sharpen your chains yourself.
What is a chainsaw sprocket?
What is the drive sprocket? The drive sprocket and the clutch drum are connected to the saw motor. The sprocket is designed to drive the proper-pitched chain around the guide bar.
How much slack should a chainsaw chain have?
A properly-tensioned chainsaw chain should still be just a little loose on the chainsaw guide bar, but the chain needs to be tight enough that you can't pull the drive links out of the bar nose.
How do I know if my chainsaw clutch is bad?
Does the engine loose revs, or the engine keep revving and just the chain stops? If the engine is still running at normal revs, and the chain slows down, then it's a problem with the clutch. Worn out, gummed up, jammed springs etc. If the engine looses revs under load then it's more likely a fuel or carb problem.
Can you replace links in a chainsaw chain?
Insert the damaged link of the chain into the open space of the chain-breaking tool. Align the rivet of the link with the hole in the base of the chain-breaking tool and the anvil above it. Perform the same action on the other rivet in the link. Remove the link and discard it.
What does 33 mean on a chainsaw chain?
33 = .325 pitch .050 gauge or 1.3mm. 34 = .325 pitch .058 gauge or 1.5mm. 35 = .325 pitch .063 gauge or 1.6mm.
How do you measure the bar and chain on a chainsaw?
To find the called length of your chainsaw bar, measure it from its front tip all the way back to the cutter closest to the body of the saw. Round this measurement up to the nearest even number in inches. For example, a bar that measures 18 3/4" will actually have a called length of 20".
Are chainsaw chains universal?
Chainsaw bars and chains come in all different sizes and lengths, so you can't just buy any old type at the store and expect them to fit on the chainsaw you have at home. The most important thing you'll want to do is to check the manufacturer's specifications for your particular brand and model of chainsaw.
Does the number of drive links matter on a chainsaw chain?
Chain drive tangs must be the right distance apart to engage the sprocket teeth properly. This leaves the remaining variable which is the number of links. More links, longer chain which must of course be accommodated by having a longer bar.
How many drive links in a 18 inch chainsaw?
Oregon Chainsaw chain for Stihl Chainsaw 18" Bar Length 66 Drive links 3/8 Standard 0.05 Gauge.
What does the number on the bottom of a chainsaw chain mean?
The numbers stamped on a chainsaw chain are an ID code used by the manufacturer to indicate the pitch and gauge measurements of the chain. Pitch and gauge are important dimensions which influence whether or not a chain is compatible with a chainsaw.
How many times sharpen chainsaw chain?
Cutters can be sharpened up to 10 times or more before the chain needs replacing. If your cutters are worn unevenly after a few sharpenings, a professional can regrind them to uniform shape. If you use the same chain for a few years, then buy a new one, the new one won't mesh smoothly with the sprocket and bar.