Chainsaw Safety 101
By: Shaun Goode
Some methods for Operating, Stopping, and Starting a chainsaw!
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.
Transporting a chainsaw can be just as dangerous as operating one. Make sure you use the proper protection and cover and make sure it is stored in a safe location!
Remember, just like a car, certain types need certain fuels, whether it be a mixture or 100%, so make sure you choose the right type
(Personal ProtectionEquipment) (Ex. Goggles, chaps, gloves, etc.)
Injuries and Kickback
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.