Here are two chainsaw maintenance tips for gardening fanatics who like to use this handy piece of equipment. They should clean their chainsaw on a regular basis Any gardening enthusiast who frequently uses their chainsaw should clean it regularly. Doing this keeps the equipment free of debris (such as soil particles, tree bark scraps, leaves and other debris found in gardens) that could interfere with its functionality. After switching off the chainsaw, the person who'll be cleaning it should use either a can of compressed air or a brush to remove debris from the chainsaw's exterior casing and chain.