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any advice for a new chainsaw owner?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by kamg, Dec 28, 2008.

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  1. bsruther

    bsruther Minister of Fire

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    Always be sure to have good footing and don't stand on a pile of cut logs while using th saw.

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  2. caber

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    Before you start cutting into a tree to drop it, make sure you have enough gas in the tank to finish the job without having to stop and refuel.

    Always find a clear escape route.

    Misplaced confidence leads to injury.

    Have a way to free a stuck saw. Wedges, 2nd saw, falling lever.

    Don't walk around with a running chain.
  3. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    good advice 16 in. chain saw at the very least CHAPS!
  4. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    hearing protection

    never cut alone

    (one you don't always see in the safety part of the owners manual any more): don't let anyone stand in diectly front of you. Should the chain part, they could get a face full of chain.

    Most of the owners manuals have a pretty good safety section.
    Not every point is perfectly clear. If there's one you don't quite understand. Ask.
  5. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    Congrats on the saw. I've got a buddy at work that cuts everything with a 2150.

    When you get some time on the saw and want to know about better chain, come back and do a search. There are much better options that what came on the saw or is available at you local big box store.
  6. crazy_dan

    crazy_dan New Member

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    they have 2 handles for a reason... So keep at least 1 hand on each when cutting :)
    My brother-in-law found this out the hard way almost lost a finger
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