Can you run a chainsaw without the chain?


running a saw without the bar and chain could possibley cause the clutch and drive sproket to go flying off.

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Consequently, can a chainsaw hurt you without a chain?

Safety wise a chainsaw without the chain is still VERY dangerous. The bar will get an edge from the chain passing over it. Not to mention swinging a flat piece of steel around. IMO accidents can and do happen and any haunter using a real bar from a chainsaw is gonna wind up getting hurt over the practice.

Also, how tight should the chain be on a chainsaw? A properly-tensioned chainsaw chain should still be just a little loose on the chainsaw guide bar, but the chain needs to be tight enough that you can’t pull the drive links out of the bar nose.

People also ask, what happens if you run a chainsaw without bar oil?

Without lubricant, the speed at which the chain moves over the chainsaw bar can cause some serious friction. A slowed-down chain and excessive fuel burning mean there’s a lot of friction between your bar and chain, which means a lot of heat is being produced that could do major damage to your saw.

Can I put a longer bar on my Stihl chainsaw?

The answer is yes and no. Many chainsaws are designed to take different size units. For example, the Husqvarna 460 Rancher is commonly sold with a 20 inch bar and chain.

Can a chainsaw cut through bone?

A: Yes a chainsaw can easily cut through the bone.

Why is my Husqvarna chainsaw overheating?

Chainsaw engines run at high temperatures, usually in the summer, so they can quickly overheat. The cylinder and starter both contain air intake areas that pull cool outside air into the engine when it’s running. If dust, wood chips or other material blocks these systems, the engine will start to overheat.

How does a chainsaw brake work?

Chainsaw Parts

Chain Brake: Located on the top handle of the chainsaw, the chain brake is used to stop the chainsaw chain from rotating around the bar. There are two ways to engage the chain brake: by pushing the handle forward, or by force of inertia that occur when the saw kicks back.

How many times can you sharpen a chainsaw chain?

Depending on usage, a chain can usually be sharpened 3 to 5 times max.

Should you run a chainsaw at full throttle?

As a rule, always cut at full throttle. Chainsaws can run lean at part throttle.

Why does my chainsaw chain dull so quickly?

You may be putting to steep of an angle on the cutters, which will dull quickly. You’re rakers may be too far down, which will contribute to a quick dulling chain. You may be cutting dirty wood. You may be slightly touching the ground with the tip of the bar.

Do I have to use bar oil in my chainsaw?

Most chainsaw operation manuals insist that you need to use quality bar oil. The reason is that bar and chain oil has a “high-tack” additive that prevents it from slinging off the chain as it travels around the tip. It is formulated specifically for this task, while other types of oil simply are not.

What can I substitute for bar and chain oil?

Bar And Chain Oil Alternatives
  • Motor oil. Motor oil is the most readily available alternative lube available.
  • Vegetable oil. Vegetable oil is also a quite affordable bar and chain oil alternative.
  • Canola oil. Canola oil shouldn’t be confused with vegetable oil.
  • Drained hydraulic fluids.

What grade is chainsaw bar oil?

To prevent this, chainsaw manufacturers make bar oils matched to the air temperature and the saw in which it is operated. Although they don’t disclose the weight of their oil, the University of Missouri Extension recommends in lieu of using a bar oil, select SAE 30 weight oil in summer and SAE 10 in winter.

Can you use a chainsaw in the dirt?

Don’t Cut Into Dirt

Nobody plans to run their chain saw into dirt. But when you cut close to the ground, you‘re just begging for a quick dip into dirt, rocks and crud. All it takes is a second in the dirt to dull the cutters.

Why are chainsaw bars upside down?

Chainsaw bars don’t wear evenly. Every chainsaw bar has been designed to be mounted right-side up or upside down. The reason for this is that it allows the user to extend the life of his chainsaw bar by 50%. Flipping the bar will give the heavily-used areas some relief from wear and tear.

What causes chainsaw kickback?

Chainsaw Kickback. Kickback is the most common cause of serious chainsaw injury accidents. It may occur when the moving chain at the nose or tip of the guide bar touches an object, or when the wood closes in and pinches the saw chain in the cut.

How do most chainsaw accidents happen?


It occurs when the tip of the guide bar and chain contact an object, forcing the guide bar violently backward and upward. Kickbacks can occur in less than one-tenth of a second, causing severe head, face, neck, shoulder, and hand injuries.

How do I stop my chainsaw kickback?

The best way to avoid kickback, however, is to avoid putting the tip of the chain saw bar against the wood. Step 6: Make sure the chain brake on your saw works prior to use. Step 7: Pay attention to the nose of your chainsaw bar and how it is positioned. Step 8: Choose low kickback chain saw chains.

Can you dig a trench with a chainsaw?

Yes, you could trench with a chainsaw, for a while at least.

How dangerous is using a chainsaw?

There are many high risk and highly likely hazards associated with chainsaw use. Some common hazards are: you can cut yourself, kick-back, noise, vibrations, eyes injuries, the chain can derail/break, head injuries, back injuries, crushing under falling tree and so on.

Can you cut with the top of a chainsaw?

In most cases with these saws, it’s a good idea to cut away from you. However, with a chainsaw, after receiving proper instruction, you can cut from most angles and directions, as it is designed to do just that. If you were to come in from the top, the blade would bind as the log is cut.