Chainsaw Pre Start
Equipment register number
Ensure any faults have information entered into the text box and take a photo.
Visual inspection of the complete machine, note/photo any issues
Check control handle to ensure controls are working
Check chain tension
Fill fuel and oil reservoirs
Check idle speed - chain must not rotate
Check to see if the chain is being oiled
Check the throttle trigger for smooth operation
Test the stop switch to be sure it shuts off the engine
Clean the outside of the machine.
Check that the Anti Vibration elements are not soft or torn
The bar should be turned for more even wear. Check the lubrication hole in the bar, to be sure it is not clogged. Clean the bar groove, if the bar has a sprocket tip, this should be lubricated
File off burrs, if any, on the sides of the bar
Check the saw chain with regard to visible cracks in the rivets and links, whether the saw chain is stiff or whether the rivets and links are abnormally worn. Replace if necessary.
Sharpen the chain and check its tension and condition. Check the drive sprocket for wear. Replace if necessary
Make sure that the chain catcher is undamaged, and replace it if necessary.
Check the drive sprocket for excessive wear and replace if necessary.
Check for any loose nuts and screws and retighten if necessary
Check that there are no fuel leaks from the engine, tank or fuel lines.
Check the starter, starter cord and the recoil spring. Clean the fins on the flywheel
Clean the cooling fins on the cylinder.
Clean or change the spark arrester screen in the muffler
Clean the carburettor body and air box
Clean or replace the air filter as necessary. Check for damage or holes
Clean the spark plug and check the gap. Correct gap is 0.5 mm
Check the fuel filter and hose. Change if necessary.
Empty and check the inside of the fuel tank, and oil tank.
Check all cables and connections
Any faults or additional items to be added to this inspection?