How Does a Modified STIHL Chainsaw Chain Cut & Engine Work? Parts & Operation Basics

For over 30 years, Clark the Carver of Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings has been applying his talents in creating beautiful and impressive wood carving sculptures, all with the use of his trusted chainsaws. Being in high demand in Las Vegas, Nevada and Helena, Montana where he flees when the desert temperatures become unbearable in the scorching summers, his sculptures are truly remarkable and a great addition for any collector. Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings offers a wide range of animals, totems, welcome signs, name plates, and furniture ready to go or custom made. Clark the Carver can even turn that dead old stump in your yard into a magical work of art. Wizards, tikis, mantels, flowerpots, memorials, planters, and so much more are all included in our service menu.

STIHL Carving Chainsaws are the Best!

As mentioned before, Clark the Carver of Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings utilizes his chainsaws as his primary tool to perform his trade. The specific chainsaws are modified STIHL saw chains. Understanding the functionality of this specific model improves Clark the Carver’s skill in his familiarity with how it works, its features and how to apply them. It all contributes to the finished product.

STIHL Chainsaw Parts Engineering

STIHL saw chains are assembled in a simplistic pattern of three-link chains. The basic three elements in its design are; the drive links, tie straps, and left and right hand teeth. In low kickback chainsaws, hump drive link is specifically featured.
Drive Links: The drive links are responsible for transferring power from the sprocket to the chain.
Tie Straps: The tie straps are what connects the drive links with the cutting tooth.
Cutting Teeth: The dimensions of the individual links, along with the cutting teeth shape differ with the single saw chain models. The structure of the cutting tooth is as follows below.
• Tooth body
• Depth of gauge
• Top plate equipped with a side-plate cutting edge
• Top-plate cutting edge
The angles in coordination with each other of the side-plate on the top-plate cutting edges are imperative to be precise for efficient cutting performance. The standard STIHL chainsaw are sharpened with a 30 degree angle.

STIHL Chainsaw Operation

According to the chipper tooth principle, planing off strands of wood determines how the cutting teeth function. Hence the top-plat cutting edge planes strand off all the while the side-plate cutting edge splits off the strand out the sides. The depth of the gauge setting, which is the gap between the top of the depth gauge and the leading edge of the top plate, ultimately determines the strand thickness and the penetration gap. For smooth operation, even cutting, and overall top quality performance, it is critical to have the cutting teeth set at the same length.

Custom Chainsaw Carvings in Las Vegas, Nevada & Helena, Montana

With Clark the Carver and his handy modified STIHL chainsaws, Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings can custom carve your sculpture of choice. A perfect add on to your landscaping or home décor. The timeless charm his carvings exude can be the perfect gift for a loved one, or even to treat yourself. Call us today to get started on your custom artwork!