Untangle Your Chainsaw Chain in 4 Steps – Here’s How

Cody
| Last Updated: February 6, 2021

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Untangling anything is a horrible task and often ends in anger and frustration. However, we have a solution to what seems to be an impossible dilemma. 

In the article below, we’ll explain step by step how to untangle your chainsaw chain.

As a quick overview, here are the general steps to untangle your chainsaw chain

  1. Remove The Chain
  2. Find Either End
  3. Slowly Make The Loop Bigger
  4. Spread The Chain Loops Apart

How to Untangle Any Chainsaw Chain

Untangling your chainsaw chain will require just a few steps and some prep work regarding the materials you need. If you take your time and read the instructions carefully, you’ll have that chain untangled in no time.  

1. Remove The Chain

Remove the chain from the bar and housing by unscrewing the side housing and taking the chain off the guide bar. You will then want to place it down on your workstation.

2. Find Either End

It’s important that you find the two ends of the chain to establish what needs to be done. You’ll be best handling the chain with chainsaw gloves on. 

3. Slowly Make The Loop Bigger

You can dangle the chain, and this could solve the issue for you. If not, you’ll want to slowly attempt to make one loop larger than the other by using the slackness and a jingling motion to loosen the chain. 

4. Spread The Chain Loops Apart

If the jingling doesn’t help, you can easily just work each loop at a time; trying to make the loops as large as possible will eventually untangle the chain.

Just keep spreading the loop as far away from itself as possible, and eventually, the entire chain will be one big loop. 

Conclusion 

Chains can often end up tangled, and most people just give up after five minutes of trying. However, all you need in order to fix this problem is a pair of gloves, patience, and to follow our guide.

If you want to see a visual demonstration of this, take a look at the YouTube video.

Cody

My name is Cody and I've been a writer for Tool Tango for quite some time now. I've always had a knack for building things with my hands and creative writing, so being able to combine the two has been great. I love being able to give back to the DIY-community, while also learning a thing or two along the way. When I'm not writing, I enjoy watching Netflix with my girlfriend, fishing, and working in the shop.