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Re: Petrol vs Electric - not cars, chainsaws

This may sound like a stupid question but how long should the chain of a chainsaw last? Does it depend on what kind of wood you are cutting through?

Had to deal with a very large tree stump which is now almost gone However, I needed to replace the chain on each chain saw.
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This may sound like a stupid question but how long should the chain of a chainsaw last? Does it depend on what kind of wood you are cutting through?

Had to deal with a very large tree stump which is now almost gone However, I needed to replace the chain on each chain saw.
It should last years unless you do something like hit a rock/nail. You can also sharpen the chain if it starts to get dull.
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Old 25.09.2021, 11:10
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This may sound like a stupid question but how long should the chain of a chainsaw last? Does it depend on what kind of wood you are cutting through?

Had to deal with a very large tree stump which is now almost gone However, I needed to replace the chain on each chain saw.
The chain will stretch, and eventually your tensioner will max out or the chain will break. How long that takes depends on how much you use it. Until then, have it sharpened or sharpen it yourself.
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Old 25.09.2021, 11:34
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The chain will stretch, and eventually your tensioner will max out or the chain will break. How long that takes depends on how much you use it. Until then, have it sharpened or sharpen it yourself.
Chains don't actually stretch, they wear around the rivets.

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Old 25.09.2021, 11:35
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It should last years unless you do something like hit a rock/nail. You can also sharpen the chain if it starts to get dull.
This, though it depends how much you use it.

First thing to go on mine is always the primer bulb.

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Chains don't actually stretch, they wear around the rivets.

Tom
Cool. But the mechanics term for it is chain stretch. There’s a tool you can get called a stretch gauge.
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