Top 3 Questions People Have About Chainsaws

Despite their powerful nature, chainsaws can be extremely dangerous if they are not adequately maintained. As the saying goes, “with great power comes great responsibility.” The most effective way to combat this is to keep your chainsaw properly maintained.


The manufacturer’s manual will provide you with bespoke information regarding your chainsaw, as well as safety tips. Below we answer the most common questions related to chainsaws.

How Many Times Can You Sharpen a Chainsaw Chain?

Depending on how much wear the chain endures and how much metal you remove each time you sharpen it, you can sharpen a chainsaw chain up to ten times before it needs to be replaced. Depending on what you use the chain for, different materials will have a harder impact. The number of times you can sharpen the chain depends on what material you use it for.

Is It Better to Sharpen or Change a Chainsaw Chain?

General maintenance is vital for a chainsaw, as it can help extend the lifespan of the various parts. It will be difficult for your chainsaw to cut through wood efficiently if it becomes dull after a long lifespan. To avoid this, you should keep the chain sharp as much as possible, as sharpening is more cost-effective than buying a new one.

What Causes My Chainsaw Chain to Dull so Quickly?

Several things can cause your chain to dull quickly. You may have applied too much pressure when filing. You should refer to the user’s instruction booklet to ensure that the right file size is being used for your chain. The cutting edges will become too thin and dull as a result.


The depth gauge on your saw must be set to the right depth for your chain. If you don’t use a depth gauge, the chain will cut too deep or barely cut at all.


For more information about sharpening or replacing chainsaw chains, feel free to get in touch with BS Power today.