Last Updated on June 15, 2020 by MakeThingsReal
Nothing slices better than a chainsaw going through thick tree trunks. Spewing copious amounts of sawdust that are enough to make your backyard look like a Japanese garden with all those patterns and such. The power of the chainsaw has definitely changed the course of wood-slicing history. With the rustling sound of these extremely dangerous blades come faster wood work and more productive time used.
The blades of a chainsaw make up half of its powerhouse, along with the engine. You need to choose the blade that suits you and your line of work. There should be appropriation, for if not, you might end up getting the wrong type of blade and you may cause damage to it in the process. Always remember to do your research regarding your preferred blades to prevent you from being disappointed and spending too much.
There are different types of chainsaw blades. It comes in a variety of sizes and quality, depending on which type of material you are cutting with and the overall coverage of what you’re trying to chop into. You may be cutting something small like a branch or something big like a tree trunk, either way, you should know what are its pros and cons to prevent disappointments and costly changes or repairs in the future.
Large chainsaw blades have obviously larger coverage and scope of cutting power. It is used to mill lumber for lumber is very strong and sturdy, which means, you need to have more power to cut through. This is why using large blades are a must if you want to chop down that pine tree.
The disadvantages of using these large chains is that, they can’t be used in cutting smaller pieces of wood for the chains contain only a fair amount of teeth. This leads to dulling of some parts of the chain, leading you to buy a new one. Maintaining large chainsaw blades also require time and effort. From checking the blades to lubricating the whole chain, it might take a while before you finish. Never use this chain to go through rock for sharpening the blades takes lot of time due to its length.
Smaller chainsaw blades can also be useful for g
oing through lumber, producing finer edges and faster cuts for there is less wood removed in every slice. Cutting small branches serve as a forte for smaller blades. With teeth that are evenly and tightly distributed, you have more durability and equal cuttings.
However, using these smaller chains can only be used for chainsaws that are not that powerful. With its thin side rails, any exposure to stronger and faster chainsaws can cause it to break. Breakage of the chain can send it flying to unsuspecting people, causing injuries and even casualties for the unfortunate one. Another disadvantage is that it can only cover what the bar of the chainsaw can. It’s not recommended to use these chains to cut through large trunks.
Importance of knowing the pros and cons of each of these chainsaw blades can help you decide properly. Who knows, with your right choice, you might save somebody from injury, death and high maintenance costs. Find the right chain and choose wisely.