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Of course, trying to tell her this led to the 'Why don't you do it then?'
I wonder if thick gloves would help absorb some of it....
Eye protection. Wood chips can fly out at all angles at relatively high velocities. Sunglasses, plastic chemistry goggles, etc, are all fine. Just make sure that if you are using something that has uncovered areas (sunglasses) that they are facing the blade.
Here you go Gaz
This is the official Stihl video on how to safely use a chainsaw
I'd recommend watching all.
It's a bit long winded the actual instruction starts at about 36 minutes
The height difference between the position of the depth gauge and the tip of the tooth (depth gauge clearance) determines how much the cutting tooth will cut. It works much like a plane. When the plane is set up with minimal cutting blades, the plane takes a very little amount of wood. The same thing happens with the saw chain if the distance between the depth gauge clearance lip and the tip of the tooth is too small. It is also not good if the depth gauge clearance lip has been filed down too much. The cutting tooth will then cut too deeply into the wood. The cut is more aggressive with high vibrations as a result. The risk of kickback increases and the chainsaw is exposed to unnecessary stress.
Originally posted by All Seeing Eye
reply to post by Kreyvic
And........ the most annoying thing about sharpened blades is make sure when you sharpen it, take some swipes at the depth guage! they are in between the teeth and set the dept of the cut. As you sharpen the blade it will cut, but smaller and smaller bites, unless you lower the gauge each time. they have to be ground down.
It is also not good if the depth gauge clearance lip has been filed down too much. The cutting tooth will then cut too deeply into the wood. The cut is more aggressive with high vibrations as a result. The risk of kickback increases and the chainsaw is exposed to unnecessary stress.
Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
reply to post by Gazrok
I find that with larger diameter branches and such it's best to "rock" the saw like a teeter totter.
THAT and a GOOD Sharp blade is A MUST.
Oregon brand blades are among the best , imho.