Electric Chainsaw – How to Successfully Repair Them

An electric chainsaw is a great tool and almost every owns it. Although this type of tools is very durable, one never knows when it’s going to malfunction and eventually stops working. So, it’s better that every user should be prepared to resolve the mechanical and electrical issues that might come when one least expects it. Safety is a top priority, buy some chainsaw chaps, some goggles and prepare yourself.

Moreover, getting familiar with the right steps and techniques for repairing chainsaws doesn’t require servicing which in turn save time and money. Experts have recommended that one should always be prepared for any type of malfunctioning in the machine. To do so, one has to take notice on what experts call ‘symptoms.’ This includes a thorough check and inspection of the vital parts (both mechanical and electrical) of the electric chainsaw.

Some essential tips have been discussed in this space with which one can successfully repair and resolve major issues that usually occur in most chainsaws. But that being said, it is important that one should always wear safety protection like safety glasses and gloves.


Chain that skips (or jumps)

If the chainsaw’s chain jumps, then the first step that one should take is to thoroughly check if the drive sprocket is not worn out. This is because the chain belt will not sit properly on a drive sprocket that’s worn out and beaten.

Another major underlying cause of chain skips has to do with the chain’s tension. If the chain is sitting tight, then one can manually loosen the tension a bit (but not too much). Doing so will ensure a smooth working and might even increase the chain’s running life.

Power loss of electric chainsaw

It is possible for the chainsaw to lose power while working. If such issue arises, then one can always check the machine’s external electrical components like the power (on/off) switch and cord. If external components are okay, then one might even unscrew the motor section and have a look. But the power supply must be turned off before starting this procedure. In most electrical failure, it’s usually the external components that are damaged.

Chain emitting smoke

While working with an electric chainsaw frantically, it might so happen that the chain starts emitting smoke. Although this is not a major issue, it sure does jeopardize the chain’s life. What needs to be done in case of this issue is that one has to check the oil reservoir to see if the oil is all used up.

Another cause could be that the oil discharge holes are blocked with debris. One can clean these discharge holes with a clean and dry cloth. As soon as the lubrication is back, the chain shouldn’t emit any smoke and work just as fine.

Chain not cutting properly

The chain of an electric chainsaw not cutting properly is probably the biggest issue that everybody faces. The solution to this problem is indeed very simple as one just has to sharpen the blade. If not so, then users can even replace the old chain belt with a new one.