How to Untangle a Chainsaw Chain in 5 Easy Steps? A 2024 Guide

Richard McMann

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untangling a chainsaw chainYou stored the  chainsaw chain after a long cutting job and now it’s tangled? Don’t worry, you just need to work patiently, and it would not take more than 15 to 20 minutes to untangle the same chain so that you can work with it again.

Stay with me, read till the end, and you will get to know how to untangle a chainsaw chain.

It is a small yet challenging task to untangle a chainsaw. You will need proper tools as well as safety gear, especially your work gloves to keep yourself away from any injury or harm while untangling the chain.

So, let me help you out in how to untangle a chainsaw chain in simple steps as follows:

How to Untangle a Chainsaw Chain in 5 Simple Steps?

Safety Measures:

You need to start the procedure by holding safety measures and necessary equipment. You need to have a flat working table on which you will reside the chainsaw chain for untangling.

The other thing that you need is protective chainsaw gloves. As a chainsaw chain possesses many sharp blades so it is necessary to wear protective gloves to avoid any injury.

What else is required, is oil for lubrication. When you store your chainsaws, they become tight due to slight rusting. It is difficult to move and separate the chainsaw. For this, you need oil lubricant so that you might not need to use force that can cause any serious issue.

You also need to wear a pair of protective goggles. As eyes are very sensitive so you can be wearing safety goggles before starting any such work.

Also, grab some tools such as a screw driver, wrench and pliers would be enough. You should be knowing about the tools according to the model of your chainsaw.

5 Steps to Follow to Untangle Chainsaw Chain

Step 1: 

If the chain is on a chainsaw and it is tangled, you should first remove the chain from the chainsaw. You will do this by using Plier, screwdriver, and wrench. If needed, you can use lubricant for making it easy to remove.

Step 2: 

Then, place the chainsaw chain on the flat surface of the table. Soak the chain in oil so that it can easily be untangled.

After soaking the chain, your chainsaw chain will be soft and there will be rust. At this point, you can easily unravel the chainsaw chain.

Step 3: 

Now, let’s move towards the actual process. Hold the chain from two opposite loops and let it fall downwards. You might get your chainsaw chain untangled completely at this point.

Step 4: 

Otherwise, you have to work on it a bit more. Keep the chainsaw chain on the table and fuse smaller loops into bigger ones.

Once you are done with this fusion procedure, make sure that loops are folding in opposite directions. After fusion, you will be left with two loops.

Step 5: 

Get both loops into the opposite direction and flip them in opposite directions. When you turn the loops your chainsaw full be fully tangled. And here you are done with untangling process.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is it necessary to oil the chain before untangling it?

Yes, it is necessary to oil the chain before starting on it. There are many reasons for this. The most common and significant reason is that you might damage the chain while untangling it without lubrication. So it is suggested to lubricate the chainsaw chain before untangling it

How to untangle a new chainsaw chain?

Untangling a new chainsaw chain has the same method as that of the old one. The only difference is that it won’t be much difficult. Also, you might not need to lubricate it. However, you should be more careful while untangling a new chainsaw chain as its teeth blades are sharper.

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How to untangle a stored chainsaw chain?

You must lubricate the chainsaw chain enough that it turns soft and all the rust is removed. You should not be having a hard and stuck chainsaw chain as it will be damage the chain if forcefully stretched.

Final Takeaways:

This is all about how to untangle a chainsaw chain at home, completely. I hope this article provided you with the tips and steps of untangling a tangled chainsaw chain.

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