From simple home improvement jobs to tackling massive tree cutting projects, chainsaws have been enjoying extensive usage over the past few decades. Construction workers, landscapers, consumers and homeowners alike have realized the endless benefits that come with this piece of cutting equipment.
But we can't afford to ignore the harm that this small machine is capable of inflicting. It bears razor-sharp metal teeth that run at blinding speed- just inches from your soft fresh. The saw spits out numerous, tiny pieces of wood at supersonic speeds. A tree branch under high tension can spring like a rifle shot when cut.
And so on Regardless of what type of project you’re utilizing your chainsaw in, therefore, it’s imperative that you learn how to correctly and safely use this powerful tool.
It’s not wise to start your chainsaw before checking that everything is in order. Double-checking every aspect of your chainsaw will ensure the job gets done efficiently and safely.
Conduct a quick check on the saw controls, bars, handles, chain sharpness and tension. All these will help prevent possible malfunctions in the middle of the job.
Additionally, it's imperative that you ensure the gas and oil tanks are correctly filled before you start your chain.
Other than running out of oil mid-way through your job, lack of enough chainsaw oil will lead to friction and overheating that will severely damage your chainsaw.