How To Fix A Chainsaw That Is Not Cutting– Chainsaw Repair

How To Repair A Chainsaw That Will Not Cut Properly

Click a Part Below to Start Your Repair:

About this repair:

  • Rated as REALLY EASY
  • 1 step by step video

Chain

If your saw is not cutting properly, or is cutting wood into fine saw dust, it could be the result of a dull chain. A sign of this is that you have to use heavier than normal force in order to cut. A dull chain should be addressed immediately, before it causes wear to the engine, clutch, and various other parts. You can sharpen a dull chainsaw blade one tooth at a time with a file. Keep an eye out for gouges or chips in any of the blade teeth, and be sure to file them away. The chain should be replaced if it is worn down past the point of repair, or damaged.

More Repair Parts

Still not sure which part is broken? We can offer you custom troubleshooting help if you search with your model number.

Enter model or part number

Need help finding your model number?