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20 inch gas chainsaw rental

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A versatile rental chainsaw with enough power to handle heavy jobs yet still be manageable for homeowners.

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20 inch gas chainsaw rental

This 20-inch gas-powered chainsaw has proven itself as an optimal sized chainsaw rental for cutting firewood, felling trees and cleaning up wooded areas.

Smaller models with shorter bars are easier to use, but they're not designed for the workload this saw can handle. With a 20-inch bar, this model is a mainstay of equipment rental yards because it offers a good combination of cutting power and ease of use.It's also got all of the latest technology, which adds comfort and reliability.


OpenRental ID: 4414
Bar Length: 20 inches max
Power Head Weight: 12.3 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 500 cc
Engine power: 3.8 HP gas engine

Questions & Answers

Can I cut up stumps with it?

No, although it's possible to chainsaw rental to cut up a stump, more likely than likely you'll seriously damage the saw -- and the job won't get done well, either. So save the damage fees on the chainsaw and rent a stump grinder designed for the job. significant damage to the chain can occur if it hits dirt.

The chain won't spin but the engine is on, what am i doing wrong?

Check that the chain brake is pulled back allowing the chain to spin.

Why is the bar getting so hot?

Most likely you've used all of the oil in bar-oil reservoir. Stop cutting and add bar oil as needed.

I stopped using the saw, but now I can't get it restarted. Wwhat do i do?

Two-cycle equipment such as chainsaws can flood out easily -- with too much gas in the carbuerator. Take a 10 minute break, let the chainsaw sit, then try starting it up again.

The chains keep falling off. How do I = avoid this?

As you cut, the chain gets warm and expands slightly, which makes the chains looser. Check chain tightness as you work -- if the chain is hanging loose from the bottom of the bar, stop working and tightened the chain by removing the side cover and tightening the adjustment screw that controls chain tension. While we're on the subject, it's bad for a chain to be "too tight" as well as "too loose." When the engine is stopped, you can safely pull the chain along the bar to make sure it pulls along the bar fairly freely.


Clear the area of potential hazards. What's a hazard? With a chain saw, there a lots of hazards, ranging from rocks in the area you're working, brush or foilage that could limit your movement or ability to move quickly away from the cut, to roots and limbs that could trip you up.

Make sure you have appropriate safety gear, which with chainsaws comprises a list that goes beyond gloves, safety glasses and ear protection. You also should be wearing heavy boots -- preferrably steel-toed -- at least consideri protective kevlar chaps.

As noted in our comments on hazards, be thoughtful about giving yourself plenty of workspace, and have a plan in mind how to make sure you don't box yourself into a cutting area.

Do's & Don'ts

DO: Wear safety gear. Chainsaws can be very dangerous. Eye protection, ear protection, thick gloves and thick pants are a necessity.

DO: Give yourself plenty of workroom... clear a large area so that you aren't "boxed in" potentially leading to easier injury.

DO: Cut with the bottom of the bar... cutting toward the tip can cause the chain to twist and or come off the bar.

DON'T: cut near other people. Cutting or clearing wood is not a spectator sport. Maintain -- and if necessary mark off -- a work-area radius that only you and perhaps a helper can enter. If anyone else enters that area, stop cutting immediately.

DON'T: cut "lengthwise" with the grain. ALWAYS cut against the grain when using a chainsaw; cutting with the grain can cause the chain to twist and potentially come off the bar, which can be extremely dangerous.

DON'T: get fatigued. Most of us who rent power equipment are woking against a personal "rent meter," and want to finish a job as quickly as possible to reduce costs. Better safe than sorry -- take your time by approaching the work carefully and taking breaks -- a fatigue-related chainsaw injury is a much worse problem than paying for a few more minutes of rental.

DO: Read the operators safety manual if you're unfamiliar with how to operate a chainsaw.

DO: Establish a safety radius at your work site. If you are falling a tree, Stihl recommends that you don't allow anyone within a radius of least 2 1/2 tree lengths.

Operation Manuals