|___||Clean your saw thoroughly, removing all dust and debris, and wipe clean. A clean saw, is a happy saw!|
|___||Check over your blade guard for cracks or wearing. Replace if needed.|
|___||Check your recoil rope for frays or tears. Replace if needed.|
|___||Check functionality of rewind. Clean and spray with lightweight lubricant such as ZEP 45.|
|Remove and inspect drive belt. If any cracks or frays are present, replace.|
|___||Check fuel filter in the gas tank. If dirty or discolored, replace.|
|___||Check spark arrester. Clean or replace if needed.|
|___||Take inventory of all nuts and bolts. Double check that they are in place and torqued down to proper specs. Refer to owners manual with questions. Replace if needed.|
|___||Check that the decompression valve on the saw is operational and that it moves freely.|
Replace if needed, or worn.
|___||Remove spark plug. If black/sooty color, or excess buildup on electrode is noted, check gap, replace.|
|___||Take inventory of all plastic pieces. If they are broken or missing, replace where needed.|
What may look to be cosmetic issues may cause problems in the proper running of your equipment.
|___||Check primer ball for cracks/functionality. Replace.|
|___||Once the saw has been checked over and all items have been replaced, dump out the remaining gas into an approved container.|
|___||Start your saw and run it outdoors. This will remove any gas left in fuel lines, carburetor|
and fuel tank.
|___||As your saw runs out of gas and dies, you are ready to properly store your piece of equipment.|
|___||Gas left over from the season, properly dispose of and clean out gas cans.|
|___||Start your spring season with fresh non-oxygenated gas/89 octane or higher. No ethanol if possible. Properly mix with synthetic oil to have a trouble free time starting and running your piece of equipment.|