FAQs About Chainsaws The following questions are commonly asked about chainsaws:
Are gas or electric chainsaws better?
Chainsaws are powered in two different ways. Smaller chainsaws are powered by electricity. These chainsaws are easier to hold than their larger gas counterparts, but they can only work as far as their electric cable lets them go. Gas powered chainsaws are stronger than electric ones, which means they can cut through wood quicker. Since they don’t run on a power cord, the gas chainsaws can be taken wherever it needs to go, as long as it is filled with gas.
Do I need to put oil in my gas chainsaw?
Yes. Your chainsaw has a small two-stroke internal combustible engine and needs oil to keep it working. Otherwise, the engine would quickly get clogged up with dust and debris, which means you won’t be able to use your chainsaw. Small cans of oil specially developed for two-stroke engines are commonly sold at a tool and home improvement store. Mix a small amount of oil into the chainsaw whenever you change your gas.
How long does a chainsaw blade last before needing to be replaced?
Experts recommend buying a chainsaw that will last you for 10 years. Depending on how often the chainsaw is used, and how well it is cared for greatly affects the lifespan of its blade. Keeping the chainsaw teeth sharpened is the best way to ensure that the blade keeps working. Dull teeth can get stuck in the wood, causing breaks in the metal. Once the teeth become broken, the blade needs to be replaced.