Arn’s offers a number of different services to maintain chainsaws. Click on the links listed or scroll down to see prices and what is included in each service.


A Word of Caution

Performing any kind of self-service on your chainsaw’s motor is not advised. These machines run at around 14,000 rpm, and any parts not tightened to the correct tolerance can pose a serious safety hazard at normal operating speed.

If your Stihl gas-powered chainsaw is not running properly (or at all), Tech Check is the recommended procedure for diagnosing any engine problems. This comprehensive procedure was developed by Stihl to identify and isolate any possible mechanical failure, and should be performed on any Stihl gas-powered units not running correctly. 

Tune Up is routine for working units with no complaints, or for the saw that may not be exhibiting problems, but has not been maintained for a while.


Maintaining Your Machine

Like Stihl’s other handheld equipment, Stihl chainsaws are powered with two-cycle motors that run on a 50:1 gas/oil mix. You can mix this yourself, or use Stihl’s Motomix, a pre-mixed and stabilized fuel with a long shelf life.

These saws also have oil reservoirs that must be filled to keep the chain lubricated. Be sure to read your manual and follow its recommendations to maximize longevity and performance. Arn’s also offers an in-house sharpening service for your chainsaw.

With a new chainsaw, it’s necessary to run-in the motor for five or ten minutes before trying to cut anything with it; this is an important checklist item for the saw’s first use. Unfortunately, some users have done this at high idle speed with the chain brake engaged, burning out the saw’s centrifugal clutch in the process. Such damage is regarded as misuse and is not covered by the warranty. This underscores the importance of reading your equipment manual.

When working with a new chain, it is important to tension it three or four times in the first half hour of operation. Do this, and that chain will stay tight. Fail to do this, and you’ll wind up running the saw loose early on; this dulls the chain and leads to the use of excessive pressure in the cut, burning up the saw prematurely.

Your operating manual will give you specifics; try and be one of the exceptional folks who actually reads it! You’ll do well to maintain a written log of your usage in order to keep your maintenance on schedule. 


Sharpen Chain (on saw)
$24.95

Work Performed: 

  • Remove Chain
  • Sharpen Cutting Teeth
  • Set Raker Height
  • Replace Chain

*All parts, environmental fees, and shop supplies extra.

*If estimate given and work not performed, unit is returned unassembled.


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Sharpen Chain (off saw)
$16.95

Work Performed: 

  • Sharpen Cutting Teeth
  • Set Raker Height

*All parts, environmental fees, and shop supplies extra.

*If estimate given and work not performed, unit is returned unassembled.


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Stihl Tech Check
$59.95

Work Performed: 

  • Inspect Cylinder and Piston by Removing Muffler
  • Set Test Ignition System
  • Check Fuel System by Removing Fuel Filter and Pressuring Carburetor
  • Pressure Test Fuel Tank & Tank Vent
  • Pressure Test & Vacuum Test Engine

*All parts, environmental fees, and shop supplies extra.

*If estimate given and work not performed, unit is returned unassembled.


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Stihl Tune Up
$69.95

Work Performed: 

  • Replace Spark Plug
  • Replace Air Filter
  • Replace Fuel Filter
  • Clean Exhaust Ports
  • Check and Adjust RPM
  • Test Run

*All parts, environmental fees, and shop supplies extra.

*If estimate given and work not performed, unit is returned unassembled.


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Stihl Tech Check & Tune Up
$149.95

Work Performed: 

  • Inspect Cylinder & Piston by Removing Muffler
  • Test Ignition System
  • Check Fuel System by Removing Fuel Filter and Pressuring Carburetor
  • Pressure Test Fuel Tank & Tank Vent
  • Pressure Test & Vacuum Test Engine
  • Replace Spark Plug
  • Replace Air Filter
  • Replace Fuel Filter
  • Clean Exhaust Ports
  • Check and Adjust RPM
  • Test Run

*All parts, environmental fees, and shop supplies extra.

*If estimate given and work not performed, unit is returned unassembled.


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Starter Repair
$59.95

Work Performed: 

  • Remove Starter
  • Replace Rope
  • Inspect Starter Handle
  • Rewind or Replace Starter Spring
  • Re-install Starter
  • Test

*All parts, environmental fees, and shop supplies extra.

*If estimate given and work not performed, unit is returned unassembled.


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