The chainsaw is a portable motorized saw which consists of a motor, a saw blade and a chain. It is used to cut both living and dead trees, and to cut off other coarse wood. There are also special stone saws available, both stone and concrete saws. These have a chain of which the saw teeth are provided with diamond and always have water cooled. Chainsaws can be both electrical and gasoline. An electric chainsaw has the mobile cordless, but is cheaper and more suitable for private use. Chainsaws on petrol are often more powerful and are also in a so-called ‘top-handle’ variant available. This variant has a handle at the top and can thus be operated with one hand. All chainsaws are crude and inaccurate. They allow a broad and ragged cutback and are absolutely not suitable for finer cutting. How to make a chainsaw mill? How to maintain it? Find all tips in this article.
Using the chainsaw
The following tips will ensure that you make the best use of the chainsaw, without compromising on safety.
- Start: Turn the saw firmly on the ground when you start it. Use both hands to start the saw; one hand to hold the saw, the other in order to pull the cord.
- Inspect the tree: inspect a tree thoroughly before cutting. Look what direction it goes and make an estimate of the direction in which it will fall. Is this direction clear of people and objects? What about the wind? Be prepared and plan an ‘escape route’ for when the tree actually falls over.
- Use the right cut: the right cut can influence the falling of the tree. First cut a chunk out of the way in which you expect the tree will fall. Make sure that this section extends approximately to one-third of the tree diameter. Then you cut a bite out of the other side of the tree, right up to the other side. Place this cut slightly higher than the first. Leave a little bit about, in order to prevent the tree from falling backward or makes a strange twist. Once the tree falls, turn off the saw and walk away. Throw the chainsaw out of blind panic!
- The right section of a chainsaw
- Wait until the tree to rest: a single person can not stop rolling tree!
- Avoid clamping: Please note that a deep cut can clamp your blade. It is, in such cases, advisable either to force open the cut with a wedge, or the material being cut to turn around and from side to start over.
When using a chainsaw, it is always important that you observe the proper safety precautions. Failure can have very serious accidents occur, often with a fatal outcome.
- Clothing: always make sure that you wear special chainsaw pants comes into contact with the saw these pants, the chain becomes entangled in the fibers. Also wear a sturdy pair of gloves, hearing protection, safety goggles and a helmet. The latter elements ensure that you are not injured by flying sawdust.
- First Aid: Always carry a first aid kit with you if you are working with a chainsaw.
- Fuel: If you use a petrol-fueled saw, opt for a fresh, clean fuel. This way you minimize harmful emissions, which is both bad for your airways and the environment.
- Attitude: Never hold the saw between your legs. Any backlash could hurt deadly in such a case. Saw an object which is under you, hold the saw always outside the path of your legs. Saw is preferably always lower than shoulder height; in this way, you keep the blade away from your face.
- Recoil: If the tip of the blade touches a hard object, the saw can retaliate your direction. A good chain will slow down or stop. To avoid dangerous situations, it is best to not see the point. You can put a guard on the point, although it restricts the width of the saw-timber.
Above is some information that will be helpful for you when using the chainsaw. Be sure to read the instruction book of the chainsaw carefully before starting your job. To find the best chainsaw, click here