posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 11:08 AM
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.
I wear safety goggles
(pretty much whenever working with wood chips, sparks, etc. flying anywhere near me). I did do the whole oil and greasing
bit, etc. I had quite a bit of small pieces of wood flying at me.
Funny some mention the motions to make...I kind of found myself subconsciously doing that.
I was wondering if that was right or not. Gel
gloves...sound like a great idea. I typically hold the saw out in such a way that if there was kickback, it should hit dead air, not me.
Yeah, it's definitely gas. Out here I'd be shot for getting an electric chainsaw, I'm pretty sure....
I got a pretty decent one, but yeah, the
safety factors scared the crap out of me at first, so I made sure to try and do what I could to be safe.
I'd never let anyone else do it, not on my property, I'd be liable. I don't want the kids (even though technically adults) even touching the
thing....(which is no problem, as they are too scared to touch it, hehe).
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
Thanks, it's worth the time to be a bit more safe when doing this.
edit on 12-8-2013 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)