Each tool has different purposes and works in different ways. However, one thing is certain: we as users should know how to use it as effectively as possible. The same goes for chainsaws. You can't take this tool lightly, you just can't. A mistake here and there is like adding salt to a wound. But you can't get rid of goosebumps when you get a new chainsaw. But before you spin all of Paul Bunyan you need to have a proper idea of how to use a chainsaw.
Before we start, your first task is to know the job you are going to be doing and buy the chainsaw accordingly. A tree can be limping, jerking, felled or pruned. There are great chainsaws for home use, great chainsaws for routing, literally anything you want.
Using the chainsaw
Safety first! Why? Because, as mentioned earlier, you can't take chainsaws lightly. Imagine razor-sharp metal teeth spinning at blinding speed just inches from your soft skin. Isn't that scary? However, if you have good equipment, you will be less of the 36,000 people who visit hospitals each year due to chainsaw accidents!
A good set of equipment looks like this:
- safety goggles
- ear protection
- Vests, jackets and sleeves
Take a look at the wood or tree and the place where you are going to cut your forest. This will give you an idea of what just to look out for, such as: B. Wildlife, hidden rocks, or cables that may stumble you. If you look closely at the wood or tree, make sure there are no nails or other metal objects on the wood. In this situation, you should avoid cutting as it will dull your chainsaw's chain and also cause kickback. How setback? Now that you are not waiting for the nail or screw, you are not prepared. And after hitting one of these objects, you lose your balance and in the worst case scenario, the tip of the chainsaw can hit the metal object or wood, causing kickback.
You need to check a few things like pole and chain oil, power source and chain. First look over the oil reservoir and see if it is full or not. If your chainsaw has a manual oiler, a couple of pumps lubricate the chain. If you have an automatic oiler, you don't need to follow any of these steps. Check the chain to see if it is too tight or too loose. If so, adjust it so that the chain does not slip when using the chainsaw as this can be dangerous. If your chainsaw's power source is a battery, make sure the batteries are fully charged. If they're wired, make sure they're plugged into the power adapter. If you are using a 2-stroke gas chain saw, make sure it is filled with the correct oil to gas ratio (40: 1 or 50: 1) as per the manufacturer's instructions.
Step 4 is to start the chainsaw properly.
How does it work? Here is your answer!
Gas chain saws
- Make sure you put it on the floor as it is the safest option, especially if you are a beginner. It's easier and safer to put your foot on the handle, but some people put it between their legs, which works too. However, this is only done by experienced people. If you are a beginner, put it on the floor.
- Activate the chain brake by pushing the front hand guard forward. This will prevent the chain from running.
- Open the choke
- Press the air purge 5 to 6 times to see the fuel in the bulb
- Pull the starter cord slowly and no higher than 12 to 14 inches. If you feel resistance, pull quickly on the cord until the engine ignites or tries to start.
- Set the choke to the run position
- Once the chain is operational and you are ready to cut, release the chain brake.
Electric and battery chainsaws
- Press and hold the safety lock
- Press the on / off button to start the chainsaw, and you don't need to hold down the switch when you run the chainsaw
Yes, it's that simple!
When cutting the chainsaw, follow these safety steps:
- Always cut below the waist as you have more control over the chainsaw.
- Never climb a tree or cut from a ladder. It is above your waist and you are at risk of losing your balance. This can lead to injuries. If you need to climb and cut a ladder, a pole saw is a much better option.
- Always use two hands and never cut with one hand. With 2 hands, you get the much-needed balance you need for using chainsaws.
- Always watch out for the chainsaw and see if anything is off plan. If the cut begins to pinch the chain, stop cutting and remove the chainsaw from the wood immediately as this can cause kickback.
- Never cut with the tip of the chainsaw as this can result in kickback that can land on your face or body and cause devastating injury.
- Cut the wood as close to the base of the blade as possible, avoiding getting as close to the tip as possible.
- Make sure your chainsaw isn't touching or touching the floor. If so, the chain is dull and does not cut well.
I think that will do. You will have no problems or injuries if you follow these 5 simple and life saving steps. A chainsaw is a tool that doesn't take a long time to learn, but the hard part is using it properly. You have to be careful and watch all of your steps until you get a grip on it. And let's not forget that buying the right chainsaws is very important to keep track of your skills and your job. That's all from here, Happy Sawing!