How To Cut Logs With A Chainsaw

How to Cut Logs with a ChainsawFirewood has been used as a source of fuel for thousands of years. Many homeowners still use it today because it is fairly available and therefore more economical considering the rising costs of other energy sources. Moreover, manufacturers have also developed better and more heat-efficient wood furnaces, making firewood use even more attractive to many homeowners.

However, if you have to buy your own firewood, sometimes these costs add up and you may find yourself having to spend hundreds of dollars to get quality firewood especially during the winter. Learning how to cut up logs into firewood on your own will definitely save you a lot of money especially if you live in a region where trees are in abundance.

This article is intended to guide a homeowner or any new chainsaw user who intends to use a chainsaw to cut logs for firewood, to clear debris after a storm or for any other uses.

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Are Electric Chainsaws Meant For You?

Are Electric Chainsaws Meant for You

Compared to the maintenance costs, the emissions, the loud noise and the heavy weight  associated with gas-powered chainsaws, electric chainsaws are lighter, less noisy, easier to maintain and very easy to use. Even better, some of the electric chainsaws available today have almost enough power to match their gas-powered counterparts.

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Corded Electric vs Battery-Powered Chainsaws

ChainsawWith the availability of electric chainsaws, more homeowners and occasional chainsaw users are increasingly shopping for them instead of large gas-powered chainsaws. Electric chainsaws are not only easy to use, they are also quiet and very easy to maintain. They are suitable for the chainsaw user who only requires a chainsaw for light to medium cutting tasks in their yard and may not really need large powerful chainsaws to complete these tasks.

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Different Types of Chainsaws

Different Types of ChainsawsBuying a chainsaw can be a confusing process and more so for people who have had no previous experience with chainsaw use. There are many options available in the market which are manufactured by different companies. Below are the basic types of chainsaws that you will come across when looking for a chainsaw.

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How to Mix Chainsaw Fuel

Mix Chainsaw FuelChainsaws are some of the most useful and versatile tools in the world. They are widely used in most parts of the world by homeowners/ seasonal users and professionally by firefighters, loggers and other users to cut down trees, for firewood and for various other uses. For chainsaws to run however, they must be powered by engines. These engines consume fuel for combustion to occur and for lubrication as well. This fuel is a mixture of gasoline; required for combustion and oil; which is required for lubrication of the pistons and the other internal parts of the engine.

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How Does a Chainsaw Oiler Work

how does a chainsaw oiler workAll chainsaws have either manual or automatic pumps that dispense oil evenly on the saw chain. The oil removes friction and help the chain slide easily around the bar. A well lubricated saw chain should be able to cut well with no problems at all. If the bar and the chain are not well lubricated, the friction caused when the chainsaw is being used to cut wood can cause the bar to overheat.This will damage both the chain and the guide bar. Overheating can also cause irreversible damage to the engine.

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