How do I start my Stihl chainsaw for the first time?
Press and hold the throttle trigger lockout (located on the side of the chainsaw, above the trigger) with your thumb, then move the master control (on the left of the rear of the chainsaw) down as far as it will go. This is the position you should start the chainsaw in the first time you use it each session.
How do you start a Stihl MS 180 chainsaw?
To start Stihl’s chainsaw, start by moving the chain brake forward to activate it and removing the hood over the chain and bar. Then press the bottom valve several times, if your chainsaw has one, and set the main control to the cold start setting.
Why is my Stihl Chainsaw not starting?
Dirty or clogged fuel tanks, dirty fuel filters and lines, loose fuel hoses, dirty air filters and a dirty carburetor can all restrict fuel flow. Check, clean and replace all the fuel system parts before moving into the internal engine, as gas problems create a majority of starting problems.
Can you flood a Stihl chainsaw?
If the engine doesn’t start on the first three or four pulls, the fuel and air mixture becomes fuel rich, and if you continue to pull the starter while the choke is closed, there is too much fuel to ignite and the engine floods. You can simply wait for the fuel to drain, but there is a faster way to clear the engine.
How do you start a chainsaw that won’t start?
To solve this problem, open the spark plug hole with it facing away from you to drain all the fuel in the tank. Deactivate the choke by pushing in the control then pull the starter cord 6-8 times as you press in the throttle control. Dry off the spark plug and refit it back in place.
How do you fix a hard start on a Stihl chainsaw?
Make sure the choke is on if you are starting from cold, and immediately push choke lever to the warm start position when the engine starts to run. Press the throttle trigger quickly too. If the engine is new, pull the starter grip several times first to prime the fuel line.
Why is my new Chainsaw not starting?
The chainsaw’s engine is flooded with fuel.
A fuel issue is one of the most common reasons why a chainsaw won’t start. If you believe fuel has flooded the chainsaw engine, pull the starter cord several times while holding the throttle, dry and replace the spark plug, and then try starting the chainsaw again.
How do you fix a chainsaw hard start?
Can you run a chainsaw without a primer bulb?
No, it won’t work depending on the engine design. Without going into details the primer bulb forces fuel to the carb jets and not the engine directly. It also forces pressure and vacuum. Without the bulb your carb will be flooded on a permanent basis.
Can you start a chainsaw without bar oil?
Running a chainsaw without bar oil will cause mechanical problems, and some serious safety issues, such as: Kickback. Chain breaking. Dulls the chain.
Do you start a chainsaw with the brake on?
Always start your chainsaw with the chain brake engaged so the chain does not move.
What is the correct way to start a chainsaw?
How do you start a Stihl chainsaw without flooding?
Should you let a chainsaw warm up?
The gas engine in a gas chainsaw should warm up, but due to the engine’s small size, this will happen quickly. Normally the engine will run for a short time after startup before you really start using it, giving the oil enough time to warm up and lubricate all engine parts.
Why does my chainsaw chain get dull so fast?
Your chainsaw blade gets dull so fast because your chain is hitting the ground, the tree is filled with dirt, and/or the bar is bent. These all contribute to the chain getting dull quickly. If you’re cutting through dirty wood, the chain will dull quicker than cutting clean wood.
What should you not do with a chainsaw?
Don’t ever run while carrying a chainsaw. Do try to avoid cutting with the blade tip, this will also help avoid kickback. Do try cut below shoulder height wherever possible. This will keep a chainsaw away from your face in the event of kickback.
What should you not cut with a chainsaw?
Don’t Cut With Improper Blade Tension
A overly loose or tight chain also wears out the drive sprocket and causes rapid chain and bar wear. To determine if your chain is properly tensioned, pull up on the chain. The drive links should still be in the bar groove. If the links come out of the bar, the chain is too loose.
Can a chainsaw eliminate you?
A chainsaw is a deadly weapon that can severely injure, mutilate or kill you with a single touch. The weight of the chainsaw alone will ensure that the attacker will be slower than you.
Can you split wood with a chainsaw?
For most people, an 18-inch chainsaw is an ideal length for splitting firewood. For indoor fireplaces, you want a 16-inch pice of firewood when all is said and done. However, if you‘re starting with massive tree trunks, then you may want a 20 or 24-inch chainsaw to get through the thickness of that wood.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.