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Old 09-20-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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What extension cord would work with my electric chainsaw?

I have a Poulan PL1514 14" electric chainsaw (1.5 HP 8 Amps).

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What length are you wanting ?
Almost any size would do,
anything above 16 gauge is fine,
Unless it's long, in which case go bigger.


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I'm looking at 25'.
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I'm looking at 25'.
16 gauge would be fine !
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Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.
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Hey Fly
Changing the subject just a couple of chips, just in case you are new to electric saws, these little electrics need some internal attention occasionally. It seems the cooling fan draws oily chips and dust in that inhibits cooling and heavier cords like my 12 gauge extensions didn't help in this instance.

I bought this one at an auction and used it for a short while before an obvious smell reared it's ugly head. Opening it up I found a mess. Like I was once told, blame the previous owner.
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^Oh, wow! Yes, I am new to electric chainsaws. In fact, I am new to chainsaws in general. How do I prevent those oil chips from getting inside the chainsaw? Do I have to clean it occasionally?
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you can't really prevent it. Clean it once in while, but don't use a spray cleaner as that will clean the bearings also. Blow it out or dismantle and brush with an old paint brush.
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^Oh, wow! Yes, I am new to electric chainsaws. In fact, I am new to chainsaws in general. How do I prevent those oil chips from getting inside the chainsaw? Do I have to clean it occasionally?
Clean it out after every use, wipe down with a shop towel. I use the paper shop towels, that you can get from the local auto parts store, farm & home, Sam's club, Costco, etc.. If storing for a long period, drain all the oil out, take the covers off to remove as much wood debris as you can. Als keep the chain sharp, do not let it dig into dirt.

I only use Carbide chains on my Stihl 180. They will cut through anything, are always sharp.
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^Thanks for the info. It will definitely come in handy.
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A large percent of the debris can be prevented from entering the air inlet by fabricating a low restrictive air filter such as spun fiberglass like used in HVAC applications. And that won't make it run hot because I'll not be operating it for prolonged periods in 90 plus temperatures.

On my saw, due to the enjineeeering, the air inlet is in close proximity to the chain chip and dust discharge. I just couldn't get much worse even with careful thought.
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A large percent of the debris can be prevented from entering the air inlet by fabricating a low restrictive air filter such as spun fiberglass like used in HVAC applications.
Huh? This is Chinese to me. Could you simplify this for the amateur DIYers like me? Thanks.
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Huh? This is Chinese to me. Could you simplify this for the amateur DIYers like me? Thanks.
The case will have vent areas for air flow. Being careful, or removing the chain completely, while the saw is running a tissue held near the vents will tell you which are inlet air or discharge air vents and of course the filter would go on the inlet vent(s).

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