As a former tree cutter, folks ask me when they should sharpen their chainsaw chain. Here are couple of tips.
Whenever you feel the chainsaw strain while cutting at a safe angle, that could be a clue your chain needs a touch-up. Listen to the sound of the saw.
If you see smoke coming off of the wood you are cutting, STOP! I have seen trees catch fire from this. It is time for sharpening.
Watch the sawdust coming off of the chain while cutting. It should mostly be comprised of large chips. If it turns into a powdery dust, with pieces of ash, It is time to call your sharpening professional.
Dull chains can also lead to extensive kick-back, the number one cause of chainsaw accidents. Don't ever force the saw to cut. Let the saw do the work for you! Otherwise, get an ax!
We charge $6.00 to sharpen a chainsaw.
Never A Dull Moment!