Chainsaw Safety 101

By: Shaun Goode

Some methods for Operating, Stopping, and Starting a chainsaw!

Starting- Hold away from body and firmly grasp the handle with the "thumb on top" method


Stopping- If caught in a "Kickback" the clutch will automatically turn off the chainsaw, or, let go of the power, and always let it stop on its own


Operating- Always hold with caution, The chainsaw is very heavy and could easily break a foot or cut something if handled wrong.

Injuries and Kickback

Injuries- Cuts and bruises to head, arm, legs, etc.


Kickback- Kickback is a serious thing when it comes to chainsaws (possibly even life or death) it is defined as a sudden forceful recoil which most people cannot control unless you are properly holding it.

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