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Old 07-06-2013, 11:40 PM
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chainsaw saftey

help a noob out with advice

I know bascis like

-if you cut a large log stay on the uphill side

-when de-limbing watch the tip to make sure you dont hit something and get kickback

-watch for tension built up in logs on the ground/across road

-dont' stand on shit your cutting

-and dont make a full cut on a larger log all the way up from the bottem as it could get stuck/could kickback

-use to hands while operating the saw

does anybody know saftey things or have tip that arn't obvious? keep in mind i've ran a saw in the camp site before but have little experiance

I realize this may sound dumb, but i'd rather sound dumb then do something dumb
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:02 AM
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help a noob out with advice

I know bascis like

-if you cut a large log stay on the uphill side

-when de-limbing watch the tip to make sure you dont hit something and get kickback

-watch for tension built up in logs on the ground/across road

-dont' stand on shit your cutting

-and dont make a full cut on a larger log all the way up from the bottem as it could get stuck/could kickback

-use to hands while operating the saw

does anybody know saftey things or have tip that arn't obvious? keep in mind i've ran a saw in the camp site before but have little experiance

I realize this may sound dumb, but i'd rather sound dumb then do something dumb

Don't let the moving chain touch you
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:10 AM
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Don't let the moving chain touch you
should I run screaming and crying from it?
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:12 AM
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Fallers and buckers manual from WCB

Lots of golden info in these books...
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Fallers and buckers manual from WCB

Lots of golden info in these books...
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:34 AM
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learn to sharpen it correctly including the raker height
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:53 AM
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learn to sharpen it correctly including the raker height
yeah, youtube can teach me that one
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:14 PM
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Well for the shit show fires I normally create when a few chain saws are in use. My number one rule is cut the wood, shoot the guns then lock both them away BEFORE the massive liver torture begins. Common sense goes right out the window after a 26 of vodka.

On a more serious note though, by sticking too this all the time your drunk ass buddies are never gonna ask you to borrow your saw or guns when there hammered. You will never think to go and cut shit thinking your sober but it took 7 tries to get the key in the door lock ect....
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:59 PM
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Chain saws are by no means toys , I shake my head at the way most people operate them , first thing learn to sharpen the chain properly , this is vital if not you will damage chain , bar and saw from over working it , you shouldn't halfto force it threw a cut it should just cut itself threw well you controll it

Second look at what you are cutting how the log is situated , if the log can drop Down it will pinch ur bar , make a relief cut on the under side or finish ur cut from the bottom

Limbing is a whole new ball game , start from the but of the log and work your way up , limbs that are sitting off the ground cut from the top , limbs that are sitting on the ground usually have pressure on them under cut them

When cutting large logs into say firewood cut across then lift the saw and cut down the back of the log , then do the same of the front they straight across again

Alot off people cut straight threw into the dirt , instead cut down leaving acoupple inches at the bottom , do this to the whole log and if manageable roll it completing ur cuts from the top saving the chain from hitting the ground , it Dosent take much grit to dull the chain

My best advice is pay close attention to what your cutting think ahead and what is going to happen when you cut , if your going to fall trees I'd advise getting someone to show you in person , alot of people do it wrong and it can go bad in a hurry my grandfather had been a logger/faller for 70 years and I have learned alot just by watching him

You will get it best thing is practice get out there and try it
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:14 PM
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I keep the saw locked inside of my tool box when i do have it with me I'm also really big on the liquor+tools/guns= big time no

and I always wondered if dirt would dull it right away so thats good to know

do you guys think I should bother with loggers pants? I'll only be using my saw maybe 3-4 times a year and I know a bit about kickback prevention I wont say I know all about it because that would be ignorant of me to say but rant aside what do you guys think?
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Well I personally don't have them but know guys that wear every piece of safety available
But hey it only takes once and it could be life changing
But don't get a false sense of security even wearing the pants you could still get cut up just a lot less than in shorts and a wife beater
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yeah I was thinking i dont want to pay $100 for a pair of pants never have before and then i thought a little harder (kinda hurts my head) its $100 that could save my life I'll just poney up and get them probably

and the false sence of security yeah, pants wont protect your head/neck

or pants wont protect you from people like this
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I personally never wear them well camping etc. but I always wear them when making fire wood , falling and bucking , these situation are alot less controlled if your just cutting a log up for firewood it's not so bad
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:08 PM
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yeah I was just thinking of getting the mesh face shield/ear muff attachment for my hard hat and calling it a day, I probably wont be doing any falling I just cut shit up that I find laying down and I only ever came across a log across the road that I needed to drive on once
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yeah I was thinking i dont want to pay $100 for a pair of pants never have before and then i thought a little harder (kinda hurts my head) its $100 that could save my life I'll just poney up and get them probably

and the false sence of security yeah, pants wont protect your head/neck

or pants wont protect you from people like this
http://youtu.be/bhVZ4hdz8sw
That guy simply didn't let go of the saw when he should have...


Safety gear is good no matter how you cut it. Then again, one really doesn't want to get wadded up like the "stay puft marshmallow man" to make one cut...

All I have is hearing protection I don't always wear. Can't say I have ever come close to cutting my leg off, but then perhaps I am an accident waiting to happen...

treat your saw with respect, know your limitations as an operator and second guess anything outside a straight cut....
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