So, you just got yourself a fancy new chainsaw, and figure it’s time to start knocking down some lumber. Well, woah there Paul Bunyan, there are a couple of things you may want to know before your start abusing the saw of yours. First off all, even though you may be cutting through some pretty soft lumber with that weapon of yours, it will get worn down after a while. That’s right, the more wood you cut through, the quicker the little cutter blades on your saw will get dull. Now, don’t worry, there’s no need to drag some overpriced professional chainsaw sharpening consultant to remedy things. You can and should sharpen your own chainsaw. Sure, every year or two, you may want to visit a pro, depending on use, but not every time. As a matter of fact, the more you keep your bladed in ship sharp condition, the less likely will be your need to turn to a pro. Of course, if your chain get’s too bad, you may want to just replace it. But, until then you should invest in a little inexpensive chainsaw sharpener and get to work. Be sure to check your owners manual for the type you need. There are a couple different types of blades, with slightly different specifications. Some sharpening tools are adjustable for a number of makes like STIHL, Husqvarna, and Craftsman.