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5 Tips to Help Maintain your Chainsaw

We are fortunate that chainsaws now come with more safety features than ever before. However, it is still considered to be a dangerous apparatus. To avoid any unseen accident, it’s important to keep the chainsaw in top nick working condition. It can be a life saver and will extend the useability of the equipment. For some quick tips on how to maintain your chainsaw, keep on reading!


A blunt saw is not only useless but dangerous. Your chain should be able to cut through wood without demanding too much pressure from you. If it starts to become hard, produces more sawdust than chips, makes curved cuts or begins to chatter, it’s a good indicator that you need to sharpen the chain. Before you do, assess the size of the chain and purchase a rotary grindstone or chainsaw file that matches. Make sure you clean the blade thoroughly and check for overly worn links and teeth, and when finished, oil the chain and check the tension. Then you should be roaring to go.


One of the most important parts of chainsaw maintenance is keeping the chain lubricated. If avoided for too long, heat will build up and the friction will damage the saw. You’ll find that each time you power up your chainsaw, it will burn through the gas quicker and it won’t turn as fast. While some saws have an auto lubricating feature, other times you might have to do it manually. It’s important not to buy motor oil and invest in a kit that caters specifically to your saw, check out to see what products on the market.

Chainsawing a Stump

Keep it clean

The more you use your chainsaw, the more likely it will accumulate dirt and grime. Over time, the muck will become harder to clean off. Ideally, you should be cleaning your chainsaw after each use. Once you’ve finished, brush off the exterior case removing the sawdust that has gathered. Then take an oily cloth and rub off the extra sawdust particles from the case and bar. Make sure you take care when wiping the bar and use heavy duty gloves if necessary.

Fuel Filter

Almost every saw will have a small filter screen that attaches to the end of the fuel pick up line. It is one aspect of a chainsaw that many people tend to overlook when maintaining. If left unattended, small bits of debris will amass over time and clog up the fuel filter, decreasing the performance of your saw. To clean it, pull the end of the line out with a piece of bent wire, then slide the screen off the fuel line. Brush it clean with solvent and reattach. Attach a new fuel filter every two years or so for maximum performance

Prepare it for long term storage

If you don’t expect to use your chainsaw for more than thirty days, start preparing it for storage. The first step is to drain the oil and the gas. You can do this manually or you can start the chainsaw and let it run until the gas is gone, then switch it off and allow it to cool completely. The next step is to clean your chain saw completely with an oily rag, removing all bits of debris. Then remove the chain and store it in an airtight container. Finally, pack your saw away and ensure that it is not accessible to children.

The chainsaw is an extremely handy piece of equipment; with a little common sense and regular care, you’ll be giving it a long life of use.

Easy House Cleaning Tips

What good is a beautiful house with modern and expensive furnishings if it is dirty and unkempt. I definitely would not want to live in a filthy house not only because it looks disgusting but also because it is unsanitary. Nowadays it is better to always be on the guard for diseases that we might contract from bacteria and germs lurking in every corner of our house. As much as possible or if time permits, it is advisable to clean the house everyday. This way we are sure that nobody in our household will get sick and our house will look inviting at all times.

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To easily get rid of trash and other unnecessary objects, I make sure that there is a trash can in every room in the house. There are a lot of companies that specialize in designing and producing different metal storage products such as shipping racks, corrugated containers, and various types of bins. Cedarside Manufacturing is one of them. Not only are their prices competitive, their service is fully customized to every client’s needs and they ship products right away. They have been manufacturing custom bins in Mississauga, Brampton, and across the Greater Toronto Area for over eight years.

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Cleaning the Bathroom

I have cleaned the bathroom last night before taking the shower.  When my husband saw me bringing a small cup of laundry soap he stopped me and didn’t want me to use the clothes soap because there’s a liquid soap left in the bathroom by the people who cleaned the apartment before we moved here.

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I tried to use it before getting laundry soap but it doesn’t bubbles so I decided to use the laundry soap instead to my husband dismay. He blackmailed of not getting allowance this month if I use the laundry soap but it didn’t stop me I still went to the bathroom and pour  a little soup in the sink full of water with bleach and add the liquid soap too. I have fun cleaning the bathroom despite that it is quite bigger than the bathroom in our old apartment.

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