Buying the best chainsaw accessories for the money is an essential step in having the right tools for the job, right? Unfortunately, it’s a step that often gets skipped until after there’s a problem. If you don’t have the right supplies, you can damage your chainsaw or other landscaping equipment. You can even be injured without the appropriate gear.
Here are just a few of the best chainsaw accessories needed to put your amazing new tools to work:
Absolutely essential accessories —
- Hard hat with face plate (if user is going to do a lot of tree/limb work, a hat with a neck plate is a good idea)
- Kevlar chaps
- Protective gloves
- Ear protection/soundproofing (many hard hats come with built in ear protection)
- 2-stroke oil for gas tank
- Chainsaw oil (supermarket shelf canola oil works quite well)
- A bristle brush or two for cleaning out debris from the chain and gears
Very helpful to have —
A spare chain — chains break
Sharpening a chain is an acquired art and really should be done by a qualified professional, which is one reason to have a spare. A poorly or improperly sharpened chain can be dangerous, hurt the machine, besides not cutting well.
As for storage, make sure the saw, chain, and shaft are cleaned and oiled before storing and store in a dry place. If the area it is going to be stored is damp or humid, wrapping it in cloth will also help. If the saw is going to be stored for a long time, slather the chain and shaft with petroleum jelly. If storing for a long period of time (4 weeks or more), keep some gas in the tank and add some fuel stabilizer