How to Choose and Maintain Your Homestead Chainsaw

Find a chainsaw to fit your needs, and then follow these simple bar and chain maintenance tips so you can safely put it to work for years to come.

Stock your chainsaw kit with (from left to right) a flat file, a round file, a file guide, a scrench (combination screwdriver and socket wrench), a spare spark plug, chain, and bar, and bar oil.
Photo by Lorain Ebbett-Rideout