At a lawnmower & chainsaw sales & servicing outlet – visit our Dealer Locator for a local outlet & ask for Oregon brand chain . Oregon are the worlds leading manufacturer of chainsaw chain & are the original designer of modern chainsaw chain.
Take your saw or chain to a lawnmower & chainsaw sales & service outlet – see our Dealer Locator; for a service centre near you . Alternatively with a certain level of skill you can sharpen it with a round file of the correct size, various file guides are available to be purchased to hold the file to keep chain angles correct. Additionally instead of a round file various models of grinders are available for purchase. See Oregon files, guides and grinders.
A chainsaw is designed to cut wood . Clean wood , timber & logs are kinder to the cutting chain. Dirt & abrasive material on the wood will dull the chain & impair the cutting efficiency.
Your cutter bar that the chain runs in may be worn but more likely your chain cutters may be dull & or the angles on the cutter face may vary between the cutters on the left hand side & the right hand side. Click on the Oregon Maintaince & Safety Manual
Oregon make chain for every make & model of chainsaw – visit our Dealer Locator; for a stockist
Click on the Oregon Maintaince & Safety Manual for extra advice.
Oregon invented the modern chainsaw chain over 70 years ago and remains a world leader in the manufacture of saw chain today. Oregon makes over 200 types of saw chain and is constantly upgrading the product lines to suit the modern, lighter and faster chainsaws being produced. They have a chain type to suit all brands of chainsaws.
COP Ltd is the distributor of the largest selection of Oregon® saw chain in New Zealand. These are available in selected sizes, which include VersaCut™, SpeedCut™, RipCut™ and the ultimate saw chain for loggers and skilled chainsaw operators PowerCut™. Check our Dealer Locator to find your closest Oregon® stockist.
There are a few factors to consider before selecting the right saw chain for your application here in New Zealand conditions. Firstly, you will need to determine what type of saw chain you currently are using. (see below) Also, what type of work are you intending on doing? ie. Firewood, tree pruning, milling etc. What type of timber are you predominantly going to be cutting? These questions will assist you when visiting a local Oregon® stockist – they will be able to recommend the type of Oregon® saw chain which would best suit you and your application. General rule of thumb; semi chisel for hard wood (bluegum), full chisel for soft wood (pine)
It is time to sharpen when you have to push on the saw and it is no longer self-feeding. A sharp chain will cut large sized chip whereas a dull or damaged chain will create sawdust. Rule of thumb is to sharpen the chain each time you fill the fuel tank, don’t wait until it is blunt, always keep it sharp.
Choosing the right trimmer line for your grass trimmer is critical to the performance of your machine & to completing your trimming task satisfactorily. You also need to match the trimmer line to the trimmer head for optimum trimming efficiency. Store trimmer line out of the sun & even keep it in a container of water to retain moisture.
Remember also that trimmer line comes in various shapes – the traditional round line , square , twist etc. Twist style line is designed to lower drag & be quieter in operational noise output.
Mower blades should be replaced when they are damaged, excessively worn or out of balance causing vibration.
Homeowners should sharpen their mower blades at least once a year. Commercial landscapers should sharpen their blades more often than homeowners.
Balancing mower blades prevents harmful vibration and wear from damaging your mower.
Your blades should be aggressively sharp but without a razor edge. The edge of the blade should have a small radius.
Gator® Mower Blades are 3-in-1 mower blades that mulch, bag and discharge grass clippings.
Yes, they have a higher "lift" than standard mower blades and an extended cutting edge. When we see that the lift is higher, this refers to the fact that the lift area of the blade is higher to better lift the grass.
The fin of the mulcher blade should be pointed up.
Mulching blades are used to finely chop grass clippings and return them to the soil where they act as a natural fertilizer.
A mulching blade is designed to re-cut grass clippings several times before they are discharged.
1. Unscrew old filter 2. Lubricate seal on new filter 3. Screw onto engine block.
Change the oil filter every time you change the oil on your lawn mower. See your mower’s owner’s manual for intervals.
Remember to wear the appropriate safety equipment & make sure other people & pets are a safe distance away.