Wausau, WI

Tips for Keeping Your Chainsaws Ready for Disaster Response


The Disaster Response Team at Oregon Tool understands the importance of having chainsaws ready for immediate use during emergencies. For landscapers, whose chainsaws are critical tools for their work, following these tips will help keep their equipment in optimal condition for quick response.

Key Points:

– Regular Maintenance: Landscapers should perform routine maintenance on their chainsaws to ensure they are in good working condition. This includes cleaning, sharpening the chain, and checking for any damage or wear.
– Fuel and Oil: It is essential to use the correct fuel and oil mix for the chainsaw. Landscapers should also avoid using stale fuel and always start with a full tank before responding to a disaster.
– Storage: Chainsaws should be stored in a dry and secure place. Landscapers should protect them from extreme temperatures and moisture to prevent damage.
– Quick Start: To save time during emergencies, landscapers should practice the proper starting procedure for their chainsaws. This includes priming the engine, setting the choke, and pulling the starter cord correctly.
– Safety Gear: Landscapers should always use the appropriate safety gear, such as protective clothing, gloves, and safety glasses, when operating chainsaws. This will help prevent injuries and allow for a swift response during disasters.

In Conclusion

Being prepared and having a well-maintained chainsaw is crucial for landscapers working in disaster response situations. By following these tips and regularly maintaining their equipment, landscapers can ensure their chainsaws are always ready to go at a moment’s notice.