Chainsaw Not Cutting. When operating a chainsaw it is important to know how it should perform. Chainsaws are not complicated machines, but they’ll only do as good of a job as the person who operates them does.
If your chainsaw struggles to start, or start at all for that matter, it may be an indication of a more serious problem than improper maintenance or improper operation.
Not all saws are created in the same way, so if you encounter problems with a particular model, there may be something preventing the chain from engaging properly.
When this happens, there really isn’t much you can do other than contact the manufacturer and find out if they have more information on how to fix your specific saws issues.
Chainsaw Not Cutting
We discuss some problems with chain saws here when they don’t cut.
Band kit For Clutches
The clutch band is the steel ring that wraps around the clutch drum and is activated by an emergency stop lever.
If you’re still having trouble getting your saw to a working capacity, make sure that the stop lever is disengaged.
If you have messed with your gears multiple times and are still having issues, try adjusting your basket brake.
Issue With Chain Bars
The chain might need to be replaced or might not be compatible with your Chainsaw. The chain should be smooth and flexible in order to get the best performance out of the Chainsaw.
If it isn’t, you may need to replace it with a different type. It’s important to check that the oil supply for lubrication is sufficient and hasn’t run dry since this will affect how the metal bars move smoothly against each other and cause more friction than normal.
Problems With The Clutch
The clutch pads in your chainsaw are responsible for engaging the clutch drum so that when you use your chainsaw, it rotates.
Over time and as you use your chainsaw repeatedly, the clutch pads will begin to wear down due to the constant pressure applied to the chain.
If you notice that the chain is not cutting fast enough or at all while running after having a new chain put on, then this would indicate that one of the most likely culprits would be a faulty clutch assembly and at least one of the two pads need to be replaced which is why we strongly advise consulting an expert or doing some research beforehand.
Error In Adjustment Screw
Sometimes you may not have enough tension on your chain. If the adjustment screw is too tight, the chain may be hindered from making good contact with wood.
If it is too loose, it could cause interference while spinning and interfere with chopping. To make sure that the chain has just enough tension so that it can appropriately rotate due to having consistent contact with its surface, check out the screws! Make sure they are appropriately adjusted for maximum efficiency.
Stuck Or Broken Chain Brake
Removing the clutch cover while the chain brake is engaged might be difficult. Keeping your brake disengaged when removing or replacing it can give the illusion that it is stuck, so if you do not, you will need to reset the brake.
If your chain brake isn’t working correctly, it should disengage with the clutch cover on or off. If it does not and still holds your blade in place when switched off or refuses to hold onto the chain when turned on.
You can easily replace it! Take a look at our instructions for help with this process and for more details about how we can assist also check out our knowledge base.