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When should a chainsaw chain sprocket be replaced?

FAQs william October 30, 2022

The sprocket must be replaced when the depth of the wear marks reaches approx. 0.5 mm, i.e. the wear limit has been reached. A badly worn sprocket can lead to increased wear on the chainsaw chain and guide bar, and also reduce cutting performance, so it’s important to keep an eye on it.

Is my chainsaw sprocket worn out?

Examine the sprocket teeth closely for signs of grooves or nicks. The teeth should be smooth and even. If you notice a groove in the teeth has worn out and the chain isn’t turning smoothly, it’s time to replace the sprocket.

What causes a chainsaw sprocket wear?

Examine the sprocket teeth closely for signs of grooves or nicks. The teeth should be smooth and even. If you notice a groove in the teeth has worn out and the chain isn’t turning smoothly, it’s time to replace the sprocket.

When should spur sprockets be replaced?

spur gear:

If the teeth are broken, it’s time for a replacement. Grooves that are too deep, caused by the cleated links of the chain. See example. Some scoring is normal, but a deep groove is not.

How do I know if I need a new chainsaw chain?

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