How to Use a Chainsaw Safely
Here at The Mower Shop, not only do we supply a large amount of lawnmowers and related services, such as lawnmower repair to our customers, we also stock a wide range of other products that assist with work being carried out both at home or at the workplace. One such product is our range of chainsaws Daventry that are the perfect tools for easily cutting down trees and stumps.
However, with equipment that uses such strength and force to perform its job, there are many safety measures that should be followed to ensure that your chainsaw does what it is supposed to without causing any harm. Whether you’re an experienced tree surgeon Bury St Edmunds or a first-time chainsaw user, read on to find out how to use your chainsaw safely:
When used incorrectly, chainsaws can be dangerous, so preparing before even picking it up is essential. If you have just bought one of our chainsaws that include top manufacturers such as Toro, SARP, Stiga and Stihl, it is important to thoroughly read the instruction manual so you know exactly how the specific model works. Next, you should make sure you are wearing the right protective clothing to be safely operating a chainsaw – this will include a hard hat, leather gloves, goggles, hard-toe shoes, hearing protectors and avoiding wearing any baggy clothing.
You should then plan a strategy for whatever you are cutting.
Tips When Using the Chainsaw
– Keep the upper tip of the bar in solid wood
– Hold the chainsaw with both hands
– Start each cut under full throttle
– NEVER cut above shoulder height
– Avoid cutting with the ‘kickback zone’ (tip of the chainsaw)
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