Machines may make it easy to fell a tree or two, but as far as we can see, it remains a risky task since there is a lot of potential danger involved. Tree felling accidents are no joke, and the number of chainsaw related mishaps is bothering as well. So in the perspective of common safety, we’ve compiled a list of precautions you must follow to minimize a lot of possible risks. These precautions are not an exhaustive list, but in our opinion, they’re among the most important to follow. Comment any other precautions you think we should talk about.
- Wear Proper protective clothing
- Wear Eye gear
- Make sure your chainsaw is sharpened
- Use proper tree felling technique
- Always trim long branches before felling the tree
- Set out a perimeter on safety to avoid injuries
- Avoid felling trees with animal habitations as far as possible.
There’s enough talk about these, however. A completely unexplored area is using a chainsaw sharpener and the proper precautions and safety tips to employ when using one, so as to not cause distress to the blade or result in an unequal cut which will make cutting difficult than it should be with a sharp chainsaw, as well as make things dangerous since one section of the chain will have to take on extra tension while some part gets no tension at all.
Want to know how to make sure you’re using your chainsaw sharpener properly? Here’s a list you could follow followed by a short exposition on each point.
That’s all for this quick chainsaw sharpening safety tips guide. Know any other precautions people must follow? We’d love to read your views in the comments below.