During winter, unused tools are susceptible to damage caused by cold weather. If you don’t winterize your chainsaw, the engine could stall, rust could form, and metals could warp. In other words, don’t risk leaving your chainsaw out! This article will walk you through the 6 simple steps you need to take.
Poor maintenance can be one of the major reasons a chainsaw is not functioning properly. While a chainsaw may look ok on the outside, it can collect loads of dust and dirt inside. So, before putting it away for the winter, ensure it’s clean and in good working condition.
Clean thoroughly, and in the case of any damage, replace parts or bring it in for repair if need be.
Fuel left in the chainsaw can go bad over time and cause serious damage. If you won’t be using it for 3 months or more, drain the fuel from the tank or use a fuel stabilizer. Depending on the product you use, a stabilizer can lengthen gasoline’s shelf life to 1 to 3 years.
Another important thing to do is clean the air filter. It keeps dirt and debris out of the engine and, over time, can become damaged. Check for loose screws, nuts, and bolts, and replace damaged parts.
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