Chainsaw FAQs

Chainsaws look dangerous. Do I need to do anything special to stay safe?
Before performing any maintenance or repair, be sure to review your chainsaw’s owner’s manual and follow its directions carefully. When operating your chainsaw, always wear ear protection, safety glasses (a.k.a. safety goggles) and heavy-duty gloves. Cover your arms and legs with thick clothing. Wear rubber-soled shoes. Keep your children and pets inside your home, as wood bits and other debris can be propelled at high speeds, creating a very serious safety concern.
My chainsaw is starting and then stopping. What’s going on?
Chainsaws look dangerous. Do I need to do anything special to stay safe?
Before performing any maintenance or repair, be sure to review your chainsaw’s owner’s manual and follow its directions carefully. When operating your chainsaw, always wear ear protection, safety glasses (a.k.a. safety goggles) and heavy-duty gloves. Cover your arms and legs with thick clothing. Wear rubber-soled shoes. Keep your children and pets inside your home, as wood bits and other debris can be propelled at high speeds, creating a very serious safety concern.
My chainsaw is starting and then stopping. What’s going on?
This is often caused by a clogged spark arrestor in the muffler. Enter your chainsaw model number in our chainsaw Repair Help for free troubleshooting information about possible causes and solutions to fix it.