Chainsaw articles

These chainsaw articles and how-to videos from Sears PartsDirect can help you use your chainsaw effectively and safely. From how to sharpen your chainsaw to how to lubricate and store it for the winter, we have the advice and tips to help you keep your equipment running for years. For more DIY advice, check out chainsaw repair help section for troubleshooting guidance and step-by-step repair instructions.

Gas Chainsaws
Articles and videos common to all gas chainsaws

June 1, 2016
Chainsaw care and troubleshooting tips

Learn the basics of taking care of your chainsaw and solving common problems.

March 1, 2016
How to sharpen a chainsaw.

Find out how to sharpen a chainsaw.

January 1, 2016
How to prevent chainsaw injuries.

Don't be one of the 30,000 people a year who end up in emergency rooms with chainsaw injuries. Find out how to protect yourself and others.

August 1, 2015
How to cut trees, limbs and branches with a chainsaw.

Learn tips for using a chainsaw to cut down trees, cut up fallen tree limbs and prune small branches.

May 1, 2015
5 tips for a hard-to-start chainsaw.

These tips may help you get your hard-to-start chainsaw running.

March 1, 2015
How to store a chainsaw between seasons.

Put away your chainsaw the right way so it's ready the next time you need firewood.

March 1, 2015
How to replace a chainsaw oil pump video.

Oil leaking from your chainsaw often means the oil pump has failed. This video shows how to install a new chainsaw oil pump.

March 1, 2015
Chainsaw common questions.

These common questions about chainsaws can help you solve typical problems.

Symptoms for gas chainsaws

Main causes: stale gasoline, cracked fuel lines, dirty carburetor, damaged spark plug, worn piston rings
Main causes: bad gas, engine needs tune up, cracked fuel lines, dirty carburetor
Main causes: cracked fuel lines, leaky carburetor seals, damaged fuel tank cap, cracked fuel tank
Repair guides for gas chainsaws

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your chainsaw.

February 1, 2014
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a chainsaw carburetor

If the engine won't start even though there's fuel in the chainsaw, the carburetor could be the problem. Sometimes, it's easier to replace the carburetor than to clean it and rebuild it. Follow these steps to do the job yourself in about half an hour.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
February 1, 2014
By Lyle Weischwill
How to rebuild a chainsaw carburetor

If your chainsaw isn't running well, a dirty carburetor could be the problem. You can take it apart, clean it and rebuild it, using a carburetor rebuild kit. This repair guide takes you through the process.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
February 1, 2014
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace chainsaw fuel lines

The fuel line on a chainsaw becomes brittle over time and can crack. Replacing it doesn't require a lot of DYI experience. These instructions show you how.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less