Perhaps this should be in the gear section....but thought I'd throw it out there. Cutting a tree the morning after the storm here I was taking a limb off the underside of a tree that was sitting about a foot off the ground. 2 inche thick limb piece about a foot or two long. had the saw turned at an angle. Saw didn't kick back, the wood did. Cut thru the branch and when it was loose it just shot my way like a rocket. Went right by my waist(crotch) and landed a good ten feet behind me. Have had things like that happen in the wood shop on the tablesaw, and router table but never with a chainsaw.