A chainsaw is a hand-held, powered cutting tool with a rotating or endless chain equipped with sharp teeth (saw teeth). The chain rotates at high speed around a guide bar, with the speed of the rotation and sharp saw teeth working together to cut firewood, trim tree limbs and fell trees. Chainsaws come in two main types: gasoline/fuel-powered or electric-powered (plug-in).
Common Chainsaw Repairs and Maintenance
Different makes and models may have different maintenance and repair needs, depending on the type of power source, if the chain has an automatic oiler or not and other factors. Always follow the instructions in the owner's manual, however, if you have questions or need professional service, we're here to help.
In general, common chainsaw repairs and maintenance to expect are:
How often should your chainsaw be serviced by a professional?
The answer depends on how frequently you use your chainsaw. If you use your chainsaw heavily, a professional servicing every three to four months is advisable. If you use your chainsaw infrequently or less heavily, a professional servicing each year is recommended. Grand Strand Power Equipment provides professional servicing, maintenance and repairs for most major chainsaw brands and models.