CHAINSAW SECRETS - The Pros Won't Tell You About
Chainsaw secrets the pros won't tell you about.
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  • Clive Williams
    Clive Williams

    The air filter should be cleaned with air from the inside i.e. in the opposite direction to the airflow otherwise you will compact any dust and dirt into the filter. Also, its a good idea to clean the spark arrestor in the exhaust because if it gets clogged the engine will not pull and will eventually die. These are also the signs of a blocked carb or a bad coil and they always happen when you are out and about desperately cutting a batch of wood.

  • motors motors

    Pro Tip for Airfilters: if you blow them clean with air, make sure to blow from the inside out, otherwise you're just pushing the dirt into the mesh and make it worse.

  • Nathan Champion
    Nathan Champion

    Thanks so much for this video. Several years ago I researched and got lots of info on sharpening a chainsaw. What a change in my confidence and it sure makes you look like you have the saw everybody wishes they had. Thank you also for the little tips on storage!

  • Ed Downs
    Ed Downs

    As my dad did logging with a team of horses in the late 1930s 40s . He taught me to mix a bit of kerosene with my bar oil when cutting pine. Makes a big difference in performance with the sap and pitch. Thank you for the video. Blessings Ed from ct. Over here on the east coast.

  • Sam Carroll
    Sam Carroll

    A good tip for saw bars. Remove from saw lay the bar flat on something flat file the bur or lip that can form from running the chain to tight. It will make you think the saw is dull and you can file it as you want and it still will not cut properly. It's good to keep an eye on it


    Thanks for the tips, however as a lifelong mechanic I'd recommend blowing your air filter out from the inside not the outside. You don't want to force dirt to the inside, so opposite of the airflow direction. I also wouldn't put carb cleaner on any plastics or rubber.

  • Alan Bequette
    Alan Bequette

    Great video! I bought my first saw when I was 19. It’s a STIHL 064 with a 98 link chain. I believe it’s a 30” bar. I’m 53 now, and just used it yesterday at my Dad’s. It still runs like a screaming machine.

  • John J
    John J

    Nice video. I totally agree with buying the pro saw! I currently have a 361 and a 201tc. I usually just use a simple green to clean mine up though and avoid the carb cleaner as it can eat paint.

  • Travis Chaddock
    Travis Chaddock

    Good to see someone giving quality advice. Not a IRglo but a small engine mechanic doing Saw's most the time. Good video! Keep up the good work.

  • Martin Schulz
    Martin Schulz

    Right on, some good tips. No matter how much you know, there's always someone who can teach you something new. Silicon sprays work real well and will not damage plastics or rubber. They also work real well on sliding patio door rails.

  • chris dahlberg
    chris dahlberg

    I just happened on to this video. Fun humor and great advise. I started out using my dad’s saw when I around twelve or so. Learned a lot back then, responsibilities, respect and good hard work. Not child abuse as some would shout today, just plain character building. I grew up in the west up in logging country, spent a lot of time in the woods with the crews. In the valley there were miles of log decks at the mills. Dad knew all the loggers in our home town at that time. Most young men went to work at the mills like their fathers and grandfathers. Good times!

  • Drew Busch
    Drew Busch

    Loved this video. Very informative from a guy who actually uses the saw. As a (east coast) carpenter I know how a tool can be almost like an extension of your body. Well done, thank you.

  • Puffy Jag
    Puffy Jag

    love the videos , fell a 60-foot plus wide spread out tree In my own back yard in NW suburbs with many obstacles in the way ( power lines, 2fences, and 2 roofs ) without any damage , all thanks to your educational videos , I've been a subscriber since ,that's actually how I found the channel.

  • OM617YOTA

    Right there with you on keeping a saw ready to go. I live out in the middle of nowhere, just a group of houses surrounded by farmland for miles on all sides. Had a tree come down during a wind storm and block the only road in or out. Out of the whole neighborhood, my saw was the only one running right and able to clear the blockage.

  • M S
    M S

    For the maintainance of the Chainsaws blade i got some awesome bike chain oil recommended, which is specially made to transport the dirt away from the chain. [Edit: The Oil is called "Finish Line Cross Country Bike Chain Oil, long Term Lubricant". I just took it out of my toolbox to look it up again. Not sure if it is also available in the US or Canada, i am sure other Companies offer similar Products. ]

  • Bravo 5
    Bravo 5

    I have been using an MS 462 for a number of years and have already worked with an MS 500 and would advise all beginners against these saws. Because they are just too aggressive and you need a certain degree of excitement and sensitivity.

  • gittyupalice96

    Hey I like the silicon spray as well... Not only can you use it with a rag to loosen up dirt/oil on your chainsaw and dirt bikes but it also works great on weather seals in your car/truck.. Just wipe a small amount on the seals before every winter and you'll have no more frozen doors! I also know a few engine builders that will use regular WD40 spray inside the spark plug holes on their engines when they let them sit over the winter, or if you have a 4 stroke you can get fogging oil and open up the valve covers and spray fogging oil in there as well.. In the spring the engines nice and lubed up ready to run.

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith

    Hey, I have a MS260. Hasn't been into a dealer in about 17 years as I'm not sure who (experience level of person) will work on it so I service it myself. Love the machine, power and reliability. Thrilled to know you have the same wolf in sheep clothing.

  • The Colonial Craftsman
    The Colonial Craftsman

    My "east coast" MS461 wears 25" or 36" bars depending on what I'm cutting...

  • Joseph Torres
    Joseph Torres

    As a NYr, dad gave me a different set of skills, and as I transition from military service, you are like the dad I really need, as mive into a new chapter in life, as I want to be a homesteader. . You are a Father to 10s of 1,000s that need your wisdom, thank you & God bless you always.