Chainsaw Storage

If you own a chainsaw, you know how essential it is for your daily life. But did you know that if you’re not storing your chainsaw properly, it can cause serious damage? Here are some tips on how to keep your saw in good condition:

Store chainsaws in a cool, dry, inside location

Chainsaws should be stored in a dry, cool, well-ventilated location. The ideal storage area would be at least 10 degrees cooler than the ambient air temperature. If your garage is a hot place to work during the summer and you have no choice but to store your chainsaw there, consider turning on an exhaust fan so that it’s not directly blowing on your machine. Keep children away from any tool or equipment that can cause injury—including tools as seemingly benign as a chainsaw—and make sure it’s out of reach when not in use.

Make sure the play is free from any fuel and oil residue

To ensure that your chainsaw will be ready to use as soon as you need it, clean the saw and oil it before storage.

To keep your chain sharp and rust-free, store your saw in a dry area with a temperature between 50°F (10°C) and 105°F (40°C).

Never store a fuel-powered chainsaw where moisture will get inside the engine or near any other part of the machine. This could cause rusting if it’s left for long enough. If you’re going to store your chain saw outside, make sure there’s no chance of water getting into its parts!

If you can’t store it inside, cover it with a tarp

If you can’t store it inside, keep it covered. If you can’t keep it covered, at least try to keep it out of direct sunlight and in the shade. Do your best to make sure there is no dust or debris on the surface of the chain saw (hence why storing them indoors is ideal) and be mindful of where you’re storing your tools so that they don’t get knocked over or damaged by other tools in storage.

Always store your chainsaw with the guide bar and chain removed if possible

When storing your chainsaw, always remove the guide bar and chain if possible. These are the most crucial parts of a chainsaw, and they need to be kept clean and lubricated. If you leave them on while storing your tool or taking it out of storage, they’ll rust over time which can cause damage to other parts of the saw.

Storing your chainsaw properly will keep it working for years to come

  • Keep it dry. If you store your chainsaw in a humid location, it will rust and corrode. To prevent this, keep the tool in a cool, dry place with little moisture.
  • Remove the guide bar and chain before storing the tool for periods longer than 30 days. Store them separately from the saw to prevent them from getting damaged or dirty while they’re not in use—and make sure they’re clean before you put them back on!
  • Drain all fuel before leaving a chainsaw stored for an extended period of time (30 days or more). This prevents oil dilution due to condensation buildup inside the carburetor when you start using this again later on down roads – yikes! It’s also a good practice since you don’t want any leftover fuel left over after draining because it could leak into other parts of your equipment through cracks or openings which may be present there due to normal wear-and-tear over time – eek! Don’t forget about draining oil too though: just like gas fumes can cause explosions if there are enough vapors concentrated together at one spot within close proximity with an ignition source nearby (like a flame), so do oils/greases etcetera cause corrosion over long periods of time (weeks/months) if left untouched inside their containers.”


In conclusion, storing your chainsaw properly will keep it running for years to come. We hope this article has given you some tips on how to do so safely and effectively!

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