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Old 12-15-2022, 08:06 PM
 
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Guys, can I use my chainsaw to wet wood or when it's raining?

If YES, then what are the things that I should keep in mind. Hit me with your tips.

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Old 12-16-2022, 09:54 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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If it's a gas chain saw, yes. I have used mine in rain and in snow many times. The bar oiler keeps it from getting damaged by the rain water. As long as it's not a heavy downpour you should be fine, the only precaution being for your personal safety, you don't want to slip in the mud and have the saw fall and hit you.
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Old 12-16-2022, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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If it's a gas chain saw, yes. I have used mine in rain and in snow many times. The bar oiler keeps it from getting damaged by the rain water. As long as it's not a heavy downpour you should be fine, the only precaution being for your personal safety, you don't want to slip in the mud and have the saw fall and hit you.
Good tips. I'll add that if filling up with gas or chain oil make sure rain doesn't get in there. I prefer not to get my power tools wet but I do prefer using it in snow vs rain.


Also, just like a generator is made to run outside in the elements, they do sell tarps to keep generator from getting too wet while running.
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Old 12-16-2022, 11:44 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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Good tips. I'll add that if filling up with gas or chain oil make sure rain doesn't get in there. I prefer not to get my power tools wet but I do prefer using it in snow vs rain.


Also, just like a generator is made to run outside in the elements, they do sell tarps to keep generator from getting too wet while running.
When I run my generator in the rain I bungie an umbrella over it.
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Old 12-16-2022, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Juneau, AK + Puna, HI
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Certainly. Loggers have been doing this for decades in the Tongass National Forest, where it's raining more often than not.
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Old 12-16-2022, 05:50 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I worked for the state highway department for years and have run chain saws even in pouring down rain. When you have a tree across the road, blocking both lanes, you can't wait for the rain to let up to cut it up.
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Old 12-16-2022, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth Milky Way
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Might get electrocuted in a thunderstorm.
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Old 12-16-2022, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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As long as you don't sprinkle sugar on it. Damn rain could ruin your dessert.
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Old 12-16-2022, 11:24 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Certainly. Loggers have been doing this for decades ..
The most productive forests in the world, are often "Rain Forests".

My old beater 650evl that I bought in High School (1973) to cut wood for money to live on... has cut every winter's supply of firewood ever since (49 yrs). It rains ~240 days / yr in my climate. Certainly it has cut more wood in the rain, than not.

Electric Chain Saw. Be sure it is properly grounded and insulate yourself as possible. Linemen have some very nice insulated gloves for fixing high power distribution lines in the pouring rain. (After they have used the Chainsaw to clear the right of way.)
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Old 12-17-2022, 05:47 AM
 
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My battery operated one says not to, but we've never had any problems using the gas ones.
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