Negotiating a Maze: Sawchain Options Simplified!

A friend of mine grew up with chainsaws all his life and still managed to get caught and confused by a new chain type. He was given a spare chain that fit his saw by an acquaintance who had purchased the wrong length. When his old chain wore down he switched it out in...

There is no “best” chainsaw!

Anyone looking to purchase a new chain saw is familiar with the fact that there is a vast array of choices in the field. So many, in fact, that those with little saw experience will have a difficult time selecting the saw that is right for them. There seem to be two...

Saves Sweat & Tears: The self sharpening chain saw

Self-sharpening chainsaws have been around for over fifty years with the earliest models emerging in the 1960s. Self-sharpeners have made periodic come-backs, but have never gained massive popularity, likely because most models tended to be less effective, and/or...

What’s the best chainsaw oil? Summary of a heated debate!

Have you ever had a bar or chain wear out too quickly? Had a bar suddenly discolour along the edges? This is likely due to an issue with your chainsaw oil, either the flow rate or the oil itself. Every chainsaw – I mean every single one – requires a constant...

The Portable Chainsaw Mill: A Resurgence in DIY Construction

Portable mills are not a new idea. Indeed, many a lumber town started as two men with a few saws and a portable mill. Today, the portable lumber mill falls into the realm of the dedicated do-it-yourselfer. There are many uses for a chainsaw mill. Recently, two of my...