With the majority of cattle now housed, some farmers may go to the workshop and pull out the trusty chainsaw to tackle some lingering tasks. Used as a seasonal tool on many farms, we often expect the chainsaw to perform at the pull of the cord. However, there are a number of components that rely on each other to get the best out of the saw. Here are some pointers on how to get your chainsaw ready for the chop this winter.

It's good practice with chainsaw maintenance to replace the spark plug at every service. A spark plug will only cost in the region of €5.