Why is my chainsaw blade smoking?

There’s nothing more frustrating than when your chainsaw blade starts smoking. It can mean the difference between a job well done and a huge mess. So, what’s causing it and how can you stop it?

The most common cause of a smoking chainsaw blade is when the sawdust builds upon the blade. This can happen for a few different reasons:
-You’re not using the correct chain oil
-Your chain is too tight or too loose
-You’re not cleaning out your sawdust regularly
Luckily, there are some things you can do to help prevent this from happening:

-Make sure you’re using the correct type of chain oil for your saw
-Check that your chain is properly tightened or loosened as needed
-Clean out your sawdust regularly


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