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How To Store Your Stihl Chainsaw Safely

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Even your chainsaw takes a break now and then. 

The correct way to store chainsaws

Your STIHL chainsaw likes dry, dust free conditions. And if you clean it before putting it away for a while – say, three months over winter – then it will be ready for use when you take it out again in the spring.

Emptying the fuel tank

Empty the fuel tank in a well-ventilated place and then clean it. Remember to drain the carburettor first, to prevent the carburettor diaphragms from sticking together.

Dismantling chainsaws

Remove the chain and guide bar, clean them and spray them with protective oil.

Store in a dry place

Your chainsaw should be stored in a dry place. Choose a place which is well ventilated and protected from the weather. Keeping it outdoors is not advisable.

Protect from the sun

Store the machine away from the direct rays of the sun. Exposure to the sun's rays causes UV embrittlement.

Staying dust free

Your chainsaw should always be packed away in a dust-free environment. STIHL has a line of special carry bags and cases to protect your machine.

Safe storage

Always store your chain saw out of reach of other people (e.g. children). The best place to store it is in a lockable room or cupboard.