How to join chainsaw chain links

A chainsaw is a very useful tool, you can use it to cut down a tree or you can use it to get it many of your other household chores done. However, the chain plays a critical role in the working of the chainsaw. if the chain is not good enough then the chainsaw will not work really well. In this article, we aim to tell you how you can join chainsaw chain links, with this method you can make your own chain for the chainsaw if you get one whole roll of the chainsaw chain. You can also get rid of the links that you don’t need in the chain to make it the right size.


Tools needed: To make your own chain with the roll of the chainsaw chain or breaking a chainsaw links, you will need two simple tools. You will need a pocket breaker which comes with a few notches and you will also need a punch. The punch has to be super strong and sturdy so that it is able to do its job easily. The notches in this tool are created for different chains of the chainsaw.

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The chainsaw chain roll comes with rivets which can be used to put it together according to the desired size. The first thing that you need to keep in mind while making your own chain and joining the links is that you need to count the number of drives. You need to determine how many drives you need for your chainsaw chain; you may need 56, less or more, according to your need. The next step will be cutting off the number of the drives that you need for your chain, for example if you need 56 drives then you will cut them off from the role of the chain and then rivet them back together.


So, to make your own chain, you must know how to break the link and then rivet it back together. The number of drives of the chain depends upon the chainsaw.


To break the link, you will need a strong surface, and on this you are going to place the chain. Get a pocket breaker and on top of that you will place the chain and then you are going to use the punch and a hammer to get rid of the rivets. When the rivets are broken, the link will also be broken. One strap will come off and you will have the desired length of the chain, whether it is 56 drives or any other length. Once you have the chain of the desired length, you will be able to put it back together. Now that you have the two ends of the chain that are going to be put together, you will look at the ends to find out which direction they are going to go.


Now, you are going to take a new rivet and then you are going to put it back together to the straps of the chain. Try to match the natural arrangement of the chain, the arrangement of the tooth, the rivet and straps can be different for every chain so try to follow the natural pattern that already exists on the chain while you are joining the two ends.


When you put the new rivet on the two ends of the chain, even after the fitting, you will notice that some of it will stick out. At this point, you are going to take a hammer which has a rounded head. Lay that joint flat with the help of the punch and then use the hammer to hammer on it. This will make sure that the joint is fully secure, the tooth, the rivet and the straps will be fitted strongly. With this it will not pop lose and here you will have your own chain for your chainsaw.


With this method, you will be able to get rid of one link from a worn off chain and you will also be able to create your own chain with the desired number of drives according to your need. We hope that this article was helpful for you.