Wednesday Work Tip


  • Clear away dirt, debris, small tree limbs and rocks from the saw’s chain path. Look for nails, spikes or other metal in the tree before cutting.
  • Shut off the saw or engage its chain brake when carrying the saw on rough or uneven terrain.
  • Keep your hands on the saw’s handles, and maintain balance while operating the saw.
  • Proper personal protective equipment must be worn when operating the saw, including chaps. .
  • Be careful that the trunk or tree limbs will not bind against the saw.
  • Watch for branches under tension; they may spring out when cut.
  • Gasoline-powered chainsaws must be equipped with a protective device that minimizes chainsaw kickback.
  • Be cautious of saw kickback. To avoid kickback, do not saw with the tip.
  • Do not remove any guards.

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