Chainsaw – A Sculptors Greatest Tool

Chainsaw Tool

For many ice sculptors, a chainsaw is the main weapon of choice. Its ability to make huge cuts through the thickest of ice makes it essential for anyone looking to create an ice masterpiece.

That’s why it is important to take the necessary precautions to make sure it is running at its highest level.

For many it may seem like a tough undertaking, but these simple steps could keep your chainsaw revving for a long time.

Keep It Cutting

Chainsaws have a reservoir for oil that keeps the chain continually lubricated as it moves along the bar. However, this eventually runs out so it is important to check it every once and while to make sure it has enough oil so the chain moves smoothly.

Also, make sure to check the chain tension because if it were to become loose it could potentially damage the bar or the sprocket leading to a big headache for you. In addition to that, inspect around the chainsaw for any other loose parts as well.

Now, this may seem like a no-brainer, but make sure you keep your chainsaw clean.

Take the time to wipe any excess debris off of the case and bar with an oily cloth but be careful not to cut yourself on any of the teeth.

Ice Crafters offers a large selection of ice sculpting power tools including chainsaws. Let our tools help you create your best work for years to come.

For more information on any of our products, please feel free to contact us at (800) 871-0739 or (630) 871-0739 today!

Holiday Tours With Ice Sculptures

Holiday Tours With Ice Sculptures

As the holidays are in full swing, the music is playing in all the stores and everyone is trying to find the perfect gift for the loved ones. Holiday decorations are strewn across shops and stores, houses and businesses, and the city streets. You can see a snowman or Santa Claus in every window and every tree has a festive look with lights and ornaments.


This is also the time of year where festivals of lights or Christmas light tours happen. Showcasing creative light designs, when displayed at night, of jolly Saint Nick and his faithful reindeer as well as Hanukkah menorahs and dreidels, get everyone in the holiday spirit.


Adding Holiday Themed Ice Sculptures To The Festivities


Holiday festival light designs are great and the draw for families and tourists, but an ice sculpture is the cherry on top and really adds a different dimension to the theme. An ice sculptor can really be creative with his creations; using winter and holiday recognizable characters such as Frosty the Snowman or The Grinch to even just making a 3D snowflake or Christmas tree.


Using LED lights and pedestals, the ice artist can incorporate more into the imagination, adding color to the ice and putting emphasis on certain aspects of the sculpture. Red and green would go well with any ice design since they are the traditional holiday colors but thinking outside of the norm, using a bright silver or blue can also draw attention to the piece. Even trying to attach a carrot or cob pipe to Frosty can go the extra mile for entertainment.

Holiday Tours With Ice Sculptures


Using these types of ice sculptures can really make any light festival that much better and unique, and a favorite to all ages.


For any of your ice sculpting needs, whether it is ice crafting accessories or personal protection, look to Ice Crafters. For more information on what tools or products we offer, contact Ice Crafters today!



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