A chainsaw is an excellent power tool used for cutting, logging, and related woodwork – however, despite being a powerful tool, it requires consistent maintenance. If this maintenance is done on time, the chainsaw will work efficiently and smoothly, but if there is any lag in its maintenance, it can truly make you worried. Most commonly, lubrication of a chainsaw is deemed as one of the important steps of a chainsaw’s maintenance, and lack of lubrication results in the form of rust – which certainly damages the chainsaw.
Giving a few drops of lubricating oil in time to the chain and bar of your chainsaw can save you from this anguish. However, what can be done when the chainsaw has become rusty? Don’t worry, I will tell you some simple steps that will help you remove rust from the chainsaw.
So, sticking to our topic of the day, let me tell you how to put fuel in chainsaw rust, and bring your chainsaw back to its working position.
Table of Contents
- Putting Fuel in Chainsaw Rust 2023? Step by Step Guide
- How Can You Avoid Rust on Your Chainsaw?
Putting Fuel in Chainsaw Rust 2023? Step by Step Guide
If your chainsaw has caught rust, and you are unable to use it, the following guide will certainly help you restore your chainsaw and run it again at full of its efficiency and capacity. Prior to describing the steps of our guide, make sure that you have the following things;
- A pair of gloves
- A clean piece of rag
- Safety goggles
- Unleaded fuel
- A canister of WD-40 (rust resolving solvent)
Once you have all these things, you can move forward toward the main procedure. Put on your safety gloves and goggles, and ensure that your chainsaw isn’t connected to the power sources. The process isn’t going to take more than a few minutes, so don’t hurry, and be careful.
1. Adjust the Chainsaw
In the first step, you need to adjust the chainsaw for the coming steps. For this purpose, you can put a chainsaw on a table with a flat surface. If the chainsaw is small in size, you can hold it on your own, but if the size of the chainsaw is big, it is recommended to hold it using a vise from one side. The table should be high enough to stand and work comfortably.
2. Spray Solvent on Rag
After you have adjusted your chainsaw, the next step belongs spraying the solvent on the clean piece of rag. The solvent is WD-40 which is among the best solutions used to break rust on metals. Get a canister of WD-40 solvent, add a straw to its face, and spray a moderate amount of solvent on the clean piece of rag.
3. Wipe Chainsaw with Rag
The piece of rag has solvent on it, and you can wipe the whole body of the chainsaw with this rag soaked in solvent. The solvent will immediately start breaking the bonds between the molecules of rust, and it will start resolving to leave the surface of the chainsaw clean.
While cleaning the chainsaw with a piece of rag, ensure that you clean every part of the chainsaw. It is even better to disengage the guide bar and get the chain off the guide bar while wiping the chainsaw. Moreover, grooves, drive gears, chain and guide bar should be thoroughly cleaned. Once the whole body of the chainsaw is cleaned, you can add fuel to the chainsaw.
4. Add Fuel to the Tank of the Chainsaw
Before you engage the guide bar with the chainsaw and put the chainsaw back on the guide bar, let the parts of the chainsaw dry completely. After the parts of the chainsaw are dry, you can reassemble parts of the chainsaw, and add fuel to the tank.
If you are using a gas-powered chainsaw, use a gas mixed with the proper amount of oil. And if you are using a chainsaw that runs on battery, use only 2-cycle fresh motor oil. Now, put the cap on the opening of the tank, and tighten it. Meanwhile, don’t forget to wipe out the small amount of spilled oil.
5. Add Lubrication
While wiping the surface of the chainsaw, you also cleaned all lubricants from its surface. So, it is necessary to add an appropriate amount of lubrication to the chain and bar. Before you start your chainsaw, be sure that you have added the required lubrication.
6. Start Chainsaw
Now, you have cleaned your chainsaw, wiped out all rust from its surface, and added fuel to its tank – the next step belongs to start it. So, start your chainsaw – in a few minutes the fuel will reach all parts of the chainsaw making them functional.
I would personally recommend you not use a chainsaw immediately after your start it, let the chain warm first and then start working with it.
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7. Check for Leakages
While wiping out the rust from the surface of the chainsaw, you unbolt different bolts and untighten nuts which may remain untighten and cause leakages. Most commonly, leakage is caused by an untightened screw.
For example, on the left side, there is a cap of the tank which may possibly be a potential source of leakage, while on the other side there is a hole that makes the oil seep into the bar and chain – this hole may also cause leakage.
8. Tighten All Screws and Nuts
Irrespective of leakages, untightened screws and nuts pose a lot of other risks. It is necessary to check if all the nuts and screws are tightened well or not. Once you are sure that all nuts and bolts are well-tightened, you can start working with your chainsaw.
9. Start Working
You have checked your chainsaw for everything, and it is fine. So, now you can start working on it. While using your chainsaw, keep a close eye on the oil level, and refill it in time.
How Can You Avoid Rust on Your Chainsaw?
Rust is among the leading factors that deteriorates your chainsaw, and brings its efficiency down. Here I have gathered some tips to help you avoid rust on the surface of your chainsaw;
- Always use good lubricants
- Thoroughly clean your chainsaw before storing it
- Wiping the surface of chainsaw with WD-40 solvent after few turns of use
- Do not store it in open place
- Always wrap a rag or a piece of cloth while storing
- Make sure that carburetor is empty at the time of storing chainsaw
Following these instructions, you can truly revert the chances of rusting on your chainsaw.
If your chainsaw has caught rust and seized working, there is nothing to worry about – I have explained everything about putting fuel in your rusty chainsaw and make it free from it, and I hope that you will easily understand everything I tried to convey.
Your chainsaw will never get rusty if you take proper care of its lubrication and store it according to the above-mentioned instructions. So, perform a few additional steps every time you work with your chainsaw, and you can considerably increase the life and efficiency of your chainsaw.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q1. What fuel does a chainsaw take rust?
A low-grade fuel will work perfectly for a rusty chainsaw. While WD-40 is a recommended solvent that can eliminate rust from the surface of chainsaw.
Q2. What does chainsaw need in rust?
When in rust, the chainsaw needs a low-grade fuel to work. However, it isn’t recommended to use chainsaw when it has rust on it. It is better to make it rust free and then use it.
Q3. What fuel is used in chainsaw in rust console?
If your chainsaw has caught the rust, you are in desperate need of making it clean from it; otherwise, it may be difficult for you to work with it. So, it is recommended to use low-grade fuel in your chainsaw unless you make it free from rust.