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Chainsaws are marvelous tools. With the help of chainsaw, we can be able to do a job in a span of minutes compared with using a handsaw or an ax which can take the job for over a few hours. However, no matter how efficient a chainsaw is, it can also become a deadly, dangerous weapon. The tool that can help you out in cutting a tree in a span of minutes can also mince your leg in a split second.
And when you’re using a chainsaw, that’s all it takes — a split second. Just a split second of carelessness, or just an attempt to use a saw that is not well maintained can make you regret using it for the rest of your life, or it can even end your life.
Don’t let fear of an accident deter you from using a chainsaw. Instead of using that fear to hinder you from using a chainsaw, you can rather use it to motivate you to use it carefully.
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Covering all of the tips and techniques for using a chainsaw safely and maintaining it in safe working order is far beyond the scope of a single article, of course. However, there are two tips which will be discussed in this article that will surely help you use the chainsaw in a much safer way and to prevent you from accident.
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Use the safety equipments of a chainsaw. It is inevitable that accidents may occur no matter how expert you are in using your chainsaw or no matter if your saw is well maintained. The accidents in using a chainsaw is similar to those car accidents where those drivers which are well trained and can zip along the safest and most well maintained cars are the ones who are at risk. But the driver — if he or she is smart — is prepared for that possibility by wearing a safety belt and choosing a car equipped with safety devices such as air bags and anti-lock brakes. Thus, prepare for a worst case scenario in using your chainsaw safety equipment.
A sharp saw must be well maintained. Even if the saw is dull, it can be very dangerous, the same case with knifes wherein the dullest knife can become the most dangerous. A dull chain greatly increases the risk of that most dangerous chainsaw mishap, the kickback. A large injury may occur if a kickback happens since a dull chain is involved. Whether you sharpen your chains yourself with simple hand files (which you can do effectively if you utilize proper techniques), or take them to a professional for sharpening, you’ll greatly reduce the risk of an accident by keeping them sharp.