Chain Saws

Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

Before using a chain saw:

  • Consider hiring a professional – chain saw accidents can be very serious
  • Review the operator’s manual
  • Ensure the chain saw has:
    • Chain break/reduced kickback chain (look for high pieces of metal between the teeth) – to stop chain in event of a kickback
    • Proper chain tension (when you pull the chain away from the saw, it should only pull away slightly and not come off the track)
  • Wear:
    • Safety glasses
    • Ear plugs
    • Gloves

While using:

  • Face your feet towards the item you’re cutting
  • Use a wide stance and firm footing
  • Bend at the knees vice your waist


  • Lubricate the chain


Thanks for reading!