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Why Does Your Chainsaw Fail To Oil Your Bar and Chain

by HIPA Jeremy 19 Sep 2022 0 Comments

If the chain on your chainsaw looks dry and there is no oil on it at all, it has a negative impact on the cutting performance of your saw. Look through this blog and you will find the common reason and get how to fix it.


The most common reason is that the grease hole on the guide bar is plugged. So there is no way for the oil to get out of the chainsaw and squirt into the side of the bar to fill the channel up the groove.


One of the symptoms that there is something wrong with your lubrication system is the purple and blue scar on the rails of the guide bar. It is like it’s been burning badly. That is because you were running your saw without adequate lubrication. It will also widen the groove and then your chain gets floppy in the guide bar.

How To

Step 1: Take off the bar and the chain, and put the chain aside. You can find there is a little port where the oil comes out and goes into the grease hole on the bar to lubricate the bar and the chain.
Step 2: Clean the bar and the grease hole. You can use little scrapers or little flat screwdrivers to clean the sawdust that hinders the chain oil from circulating through the groove to actually lubricate the bar and chain properly. Furthermore, that will wear out your bar and your chain, so that you get to spend a fortune buying new ones.
A small tip: there is usually a bar bearing at the tip of the bar. So when you are going to clean the groove, you’d better start from the tip and clean backward.
Step 3: Clean the grease holes. You can use little screwdrivers to clean the holes.
Step 4: Put the bar and chain back on your chainsaw.


Please let us know if this works and if you have any suggestions or comments. Or you can join HIPA DIY COMMUNITY to feature your passion for repair projects, share your stories with the Hipa family and get help from Hipa.

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