Chainsaw Training: Sharpening & Maintenance

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Chainsaw Sharpening and Maintenance is the first of four modules that comprise the mandatory Introduction to Professional Chainsaw Operation training program. The purpose of this module is to explain the elements of the safe and proper service and maintenance of a chainsaw on a day-to-day working basis. This is done by giving operators a detailed familiarity with their chainsaw.

The module reviews the terminology of chainsaw parts and emphasizes the importance of:

  • Proper sharpening and maintenance
  • Daily cleaning procedures
  • Servicing the starter, clutch, bar and sprocket
  • Proper chain tension
  • Kickback prevention
  • Setting depth gauges
  • Servicing the carburetor and brake
  • Troubleshooting techniques
Intended Audience: 
The course is intended for new workers or current cutters in logging operations. Individual elements, modules and adapted areas of the training and curriculum are also useful for safe chainsaw operation training of operators not employed in logging.
Additional Information: 

Equipment Required by Participants:

  • Chainsaw gloves/mitts
  • Chainsaw  (ensure chainsaw is purged of fuel)
  • Size and type appropriate for the work normally performed
  • properly sharpened, maintained and ready to work in full compliance with requirements of applicable legislation, with owner's manual (if possible)

Sharpening & maintenance tools

  • Combination tool
  • Correct size round file with handle
  • Filing guide
  • Depth gauge tool
  • Flat file with handle
  • Small screwdriver (to fit carburetor adjustment screws)
  • Chainsaw grease gun, rag
  • Spark plug gap tool, wire brush, emery paper
  • Chain owner's manual


0.5 day
Material(s) included with this course: 
Equipment needed: 
Currently there are no sessions scheduled for this course. Please contact one of our Customer Care Representatives or call 1-888-730-7821 to inquire about future course openings or to be placed on a wait list for this course.