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Saw Cleaning day.
« on: February 09, 2016, 07:36:04 pm »
I have a bad habit of running a saw and then taking the bar and chain off and then putting the saw on the shelf without doing anything else.   Over time I forget which ones need cleaning and which ones do not.     So today I started going through a bunch of them and dumping old fuel and oil and then running the saw until all the fuel was run out.   I use a air hose with a nozzle to blow out all the crap around the clutch and sprocket and also I clean the clutch cover real good.   I will then blow out the air filter and wipe the saw down with a rag.   I did about 5 saws today.   
I also bought some tags and started making notes on what the saw ran like when last used and date and any repairs that might need done.   
Maybe I have to many saws but I am not get rid of any so OH Well.     It is all part of the hobby.
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Re: Saw Cleaning day.
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2016, 10:34:23 pm »
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Re: Saw Cleaning day.
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2016, 10:45:21 pm »
I would clean them up pretty good every time after running them, blow them off, take them apart to clean them etc...then I got married and hardly even have time to start a saw so when I do I definitely don't have time to clean it...my poor saws are neglected these days :(

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Re: Saw Cleaning day.
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 11:38:40 pm »
I would clean them up pretty good every time after running them, blow them off, take them apart to clean them etc...then I got married and hardly even have time to start a saw so when I do I definitely don't have time to clean it...my poor saws are neglected these days :(

One of the saws I pulled off the shelf was a Poulan 475 and still had old fuel back from June when I ran it a GTG.   That is probably not a good thing.   
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Re: Saw Cleaning day.
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2016, 03:28:18 pm »
I believe that 'A clean saw is a happy saw'.  Plus, it helps to hide my OCD tendencies.

Cleaning not only removes the gunk that can build up and harden around adjustment points, or around the cooling fins, but lets you look for wear, cracks, missing fasteners, etc.

I try to carry a few, basic items with each saw for 'field cleaning': an old toothbrush; a cut-down chip brush; my patented, million dollar bar groove cleaner; and some cut-off popsicle sticks.  These usually let me clean off the saw case, under the covers, behind the bar, the bar groove and oil holes, etc.

Back home, I like to use an air compressor to blast away more stuff, and saw dust deep inside crevices, along with these basic tools, and some spray-on cleaners (409, Simple Green, etc.) to clean and de-grease the case, covers, and guide bar.

Chains are a separate thing.
http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/ported-saws/chain-cleaning/msg25911/#msg25911

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Re: Saw Cleaning day.
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2016, 07:43:53 pm »
That is pretty slick and should work pretty good out in the field if the need came up.   I like it. 
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Re: Saw Cleaning day.
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2016, 07:56:37 pm »
That is pretty slick and should work pretty good out in the field if the need came up.   I like it. 

Thanks!

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