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 Chainsaw Monthly Maintenance Checklist.

  • Check the throttle trigger for smooth operation. 
  • Clean the chain brake and check its function according to the instructions. Make sure that the chain catcher is undamaged. Otherwise it will require replacement
  • Clean or replace the air filter as necessary. Check for damage or holes. 
  • Check the lubrication hole in the bar, to be sure it is not clogged. Clean the bar groove, if the bar has a sprocket tip, this should be lubricated. 
  • Check the function of the oiler to be sure the bar and chain receive proper lubrication.
  • Sharpen the chain and check its tension and condition. Check the drive sprocket for wear. Replace if necessary. 
  • Check the starter and starter cord for wear or damage. Clean the air intake slots on the starter housing. 
  • Check for any loose nuts and screws and retighten if necessary.
  • Test the stop switch to be sure it shuts off the engine.
  • Check the cooling system of a saw fitted with a catalytic converter.
  • Check that the AV elements are not soft or torn.
  • Lubricate the clutch drum bearing. 
  • File off burrs, if any, on the sides of the bar. 
  • Clean the spark plug and check the gap. The correct gap is 0.5 mm (0.020 inch). 
  • Check the starter and the recoil spring. Clean the fins on the flywheel.
  • Clean the cooling fins on the cylinder.
  • Clean or change the screen in the muffler.
  • Clean the carburetor body and air box.
  • Check the brake band on the chain brake for wear.
  • Check the clutch center, clutch drum and clutch spring for wear.
  • Clean the outside of the carburetor.
  • Check the fuel filter. Change if necessary.
  • Clean the inside of the fuel tank.
  • Clean the inside of the oil tank.
  • Check all cables and connections.