Like sharpening the chain, keeping the air filter clean is essential.
Open the choke fully, which closes the metal disc and stops dust getting into the carb. Take the air filter off and clean it with a brush or air hose. Clean in and around the carb and then put the air filter back.
How to clean the air filter and check the spark plug
Spark plug and air filter replacement
How to replace the starter cord on your chainsaw
How to start a chainsaw
Mixing your fuel
It’s very important that you read your maintenance manual for your model of chainsaw to ensure you use the right fuel to oil mix.
How to mix fuel and oil for power tools
How to maintain your guide bar
How to manually sharpen a chain