Tips for reducing cold-weather wear
- Use a lighter weight of bar-chain oil, or dilute bar-chain oil 25% with clean kerosene or diesel oil (you’ll need to use twice as much of the diluted oil) and be certain your chain is receiving oil from the saw.
- Keep your chain correctly tensioned.
- Check and adjust often.
- Keep cutters sharp.
- Touch up every hour, more often if needed.
- Do not force dull chain to cut.
- It's recommended to check the bite of cutters is regulated by the height of the leading portion of each cutter, commonly known as the depth gauge.
- Check and adjust your cutter's depth gauges at every sharpening.
- Keep the bar groove clean and oil holes open.
- Turn symmetrical bars over to equalize rail wear.
- Replace the sprocket after every two chains, or sooner if wear is evident.
- Be sure to read the operator's manual supplied with your chainsaw in its entirety.
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