How to replace a chainsaw blade

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How to replace a chainsaw blade

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Chainsaw’s are a very handy power tool to have around. It is versatile and can be used to cut firewood, prune overgrown trees or remove undergrowth. It makes cutting wood a much faster and more precise process. Chainsaws vary in size and power, ranging from small brush trimmers to large and high-powered lumberjack saws. The chainsaw can be a very dangerous piece of equipment and requires proper technique in usage as well as regular maintenance and upkeep, such as sharpening the blade on a normal basis. You may find it necessary to replace the blade on your chainsaw due to normal wear-and-tear or sawing mishaps such as bending the blade. Replacing the chainsaw blade is a reasonably small project requiring only a few basic tools. These tips will help you put a new blade on your chainsaw and have it back up and running in no time.


Gather the necessary tools. You will need a couple of wrenches. The size will vary depending on your specific chainsaw. You will also need a flathead screwdriver.


Use a wrench to loosen the bolts in the side of the chainsaw where the blade is attached.


Remove the plastic protective cover from the chainsaw using a wrench.


Turn the screw located underneath the blade with a flathead screwdriver to remove the chain from the saw.


Remove any remaining bolts to enable you to remove the blade.


Insert the new blade. Make sure to line it up correctly.


Reattach the bolts using the wrench.


Put chain back on the blade. Tighten the screw back using your screwdriver.


Replace the plastic protective cover using a wrench to tighten the screws back into place.


Reattach the blade bolts with your wrench. Your chainsaw is now ready for use.


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