Even if you are using a cordless electric chainsaw, it is advisable not to use it in the rain. A wet chainsaw will generally become inefficient, not to mention the risk of rusted blades. Also, there is a chance of slippage when holding the machine, which can lead to some unfortunate accidents.
Will a chainsaw get ruined in the rain?
Although it’s fine if the chainsaw gets moisture on it over the course of a job, you’ll want to dry it off when you can. It’s important to realize that a wet chainsaw can lead to rusted blades, which over time surely leads to inefficiency — and no one likes a dull blade!
Is it easier to saw dry or wet wood?
Normally, though, you’ll find that dry, seasoned wood is easier to split than wet wood. Regardless of the tree species from which it was harvested, dry wood contains less moisture, so there’s less resistance when cutting and splitting it.
Are saws waterproof?
No, Most of them aren’t. There are some models designed specifically for underwater use, but your average chainsaws aren’t like that. You should never submerge your chainsaw. Cutting during rainfall is fine, unless you have an electric chainsaw.
Why does my chainsaw blade get dull so fast?
You may be putting to steep of an angle on the cutters, which will dull quickly. You’re rakers may be too far down, which will contribute to a quick dulling chain. You may be cutting dirty wood. You may be slightly touching the ground with the tip of the bar.
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.
How long should logs dry before sawing?
You should seal the ends within minutes after being cut down; you should not wait hours, and definitely not days! The drying time will vary depending on the wood species and thickness of the logs, but they will take at least one to two years to dry – the longer you can leave them before you start building the better.