Parts of a chainsaw blade (explained in simple ways)

The chainsaw parts can be broadly divided into three major parts: the mechanical part, the main engine, and the rest of the OSHA parts. Nothing is much fancy, but the subject is that the chainsaw blade has most of the parts in a chainsaw. So in this article, we will briefly illustrate the chainsaw blade parts in a more detailed manner.

Parts of a chainsaw blade with diagrams & pictures

Chain Gauge

The thickness of the chain’s drive links proclaims the gauge of the chain. The chain gauge size tells a user the strength of a chain’s drive links. It’s calculated by measuring the portion of the drive link that fits into the guide bar’s groove.Chain Gauge

The Cutting Teeth

The cutting teeth are spread around the chain and provide the cutting action. It has basically two different portions, the right-hand and left-hand cutters. The teeth are a sharp and invasive part of the chainsaw that can frequently dismantle a robust pile of wood.Chainsaw Cutting Teeth

Depth gauge 

Each chain tooth has a depth gauge placed on the chain’s frontier section, and the depth gauges incorporate awesome safety features. A high-depth gauge will emancipate a slow-cutting process. If the depth gauge is small in size, then there is a deep chance of kicking back the device itself.Chainsaw Depth gauge

Tie Strap

The main responsibility of the Tie Strap is to connect the cutting teeth and drive links to each other. Tie straps are more relevant to the mechanism of the rivets. They maintain the link between the two-point rivets effectively.Chainsaw Tie Strap

Sprocket of the blade 

This special equipment is applied to cut down trees and branches, But it also has a number of revolving parts that can be proven to have a significant mass of wear and tear depending on how often the device is used. If you continue using worn and rusty sprockets, it gradually becomes dismantled, and a  stage comes where they begin to destroy the drive links. There are many types of sprockets like the Rim & sprocket, Spur sprocket, Sprocket bearings, and so on. Chainsaw Sprocket of the blade

Two-point Rivets

The rivets are nothing but the connectors of the teeth of the blade. Rivets look like screws but are much more sturdy and durable than the bolt mechanism.Chainsaw Two-point Rivets

Blade Guide Bar

The metal bar extends from the chainsaw and supports and guides the chain. It was measured from the upper portion of the chain’s cutting edge and entry point into the housing. It is usually made of traditional steel alloy. The guide bar plays a significant role in keeping the device on track.Chainsaw Blade Guide Bar

Guard Link

These guard links shorten the risk of the chainsaw snagging on small branches, and the depth gauge is deeply connected with the guard link. The link it creates between the guard rail and the sprocket is necessary to activate the internal ignition mechanisms of the chainsaw.Chainsaw Guard Link

Chainsaw Pitch 

The chain pitch is the particular distance between the chain’s drive links. The pitch measurement of the chain demonstrates the actual size of the chain. The larger the pitch is, the heavier and more prominent the chain seems to have appeared.Pitch


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