You have now gone through the basics of how to maintain and operate your chainsaw in a safe manner. But there is still one thing left to cover. That's how to store your chainsaw when your work is done.

Once you have finished your work, you should always loosen your chain. A chain can tighten as it cools down, possibly causing serious damage to the crankshaft and bearings when stored. It's also a good idea to coat your bar and chain with a corrosion inhibiting oil if it will be sitting unused for any length of time.

If you'll be storing your saw for a period of three months or longer before you intend to use it again, you should drain the fuel tank and run the engine until the carburetor is dry and the saw quits running. This will help prevent the parts in your carburetor from sticking or becoming inoperable and always store your chainsaw in a dry, high or locked location, outside the reach of children or any unauthorized person.

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