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Chainsaw Inspection

Before starting work with your chainsaw, it is important to carry out a basic chainsaw inspection.

You should check the lubrication, and the chain brake and inertia functions.

Chain Lubrication Inspection

Chain Lubrication InspectionAlways check the chain lubrication function before starting work with your chainsaw.

Follow these steps:

  1. Start the chainsaw.
  2. Hold the saw over a stump and rev up the engine.
  3. Chain lubrication is working if there is a line of oil left on the stump.

Chain Brake Inspection

Chain Brake InspectionAlways check the chain brake function each time you use your chainsaw.

Follow these steps:

  1. Place the saw on a sturdy surface.
  2. Start the saw. Hold the chainsaw firmly by the front and rear handles.
  3. Accelerate.
  4. Release the throttle.
  5. Activate the chain brake by turning your left wrist towards the kickback guard. Do not let go of the front handle.
  6. The chain must stop immediately.

If the saw is fitted with TrioBrake™:

  1. Repeat steps 1–3.
  2. Now activate the chain brake with the rear brake guard by moving your right wrist upwards until it reaches the brake guard and activates the brake.

Inertia Function Inspection

Inertia Function InspectionAlways check the inertia function each time you use your chainsaw.

Follow these steps:

  1. The engine should be shut down.
  2. Hold the saw with the guide bar over a stump or other stable object. The distance between the stump and the guide bar is dependent on the chainsaw model and guide bar length.
  3. Release the front handle and allow gravity to bring the chainsaw down, rotating around the rear handle, towards the stump.
  4. When the guide bar hits the stump, the chain brake should be triggered.

NB The engine should be shut down before checking the inertia function.

Chainsaw Inspection

Chainsaw Inspection is a very important part of working with a chainsaw, and should be performed every time you use your saw.

We would like to thank Husqvarna for information supplied that was used in compiling this guide. Husqvarna Chainsaws are considered by many to be the best chainsaws on the market.

Husqvarna Automower 450X

Automower 450X

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