Want to know how to start your chainsaw? How to properly tension the chain of your chainsaw? We show you how to do, step by step, with many illustrations. And you will be able to print all this information so you always have it at your fingertips when you use your machine.
What safety equipment to work with a chainsaw?
How to protect yourself when using a chainsaw? Of course, your best chainsaw is equipped with safety devices specially developed to protect the woodcutter. But it is still necessary to adopt a suitable fit for the handling of this tool, for even more protection: this equipment, mandatory for the professionals (one speaks of PPE, Equipment of Individual Protection) will bring you more serenity and a security Increased during your work session.
It is therefore advisable, with everything, to:
• Equip yourself with protective clothing and accessories to work safely.
• read the operating instructions for your chainsaw.
When using a chainsaw, protect yourself! Avoid massacre … Think of wearing a facial protection and hearing protection. A visor and an anti-noise headband will do the trick.
Which security equipment should be provided? Put on non-slip leather gloves, heavy lifting and other handling.
Which security equipment should be provided? Protect your legs with anti-cuts pants and your feet with anti-clog and anti-slip safety shoes.
How to properly mount guide and chainsaw chain?
For proper mounting of the chain guide and chain How to assemble a chain saw?
If the professionals can carry out the assembly of the chainsaw chain, please note that your dealer is at your disposal and can do this for you: this is one of the advantages of the dealer network!
If you want to assemble the cutting device of your saw, you have all the necessary parts. Be sure to wear safety gloves, and follow the steps below, which vary depending on your chainsaw model: quick chain, side chain, or front chain tensioner. Assembly of a cutting device (guide and chain) with a quick chain tensionerMounting of a cutting device (guide and chain) with a quick chain tensionerMounting of a cutting device (guide and chain) with side chain tensioner Mounting of a cutting device (guide and chain) with a side chain tensioner STIHLMounting of a cutting device with a front chain tensioner STIHLMounting of a cutting device with a front chain tensioner STIHL
How to sharpen your chainsaw chain?
The cutting performance of a chainsaw depends not only on the quality and power of the chainsaw motor, but also on the choice of the correct cutting device and its condition.
A sharp, well-maintained chain makes it easy to work. It guarantees a longer life of the entire chaining device consisting of chain, chain guide and pinion.
What protection is there when working with chainsaw?
To ensure optimum safety when handling a chain saw, it is essential to start with suitable clothing: your outfit should not interfere with your movements. Never wear loose clothing that can get caught in branches or brush and even less scarves, scarves, ties and jewelry. Similarly, you must tie your hair.
It is possible to protect yourself further with the so-called PPE (Personal Protection Equipment). This precaution, which is compulsory for professionals, must also apply to the individual who uses his chainsaw more on a more punctual basis. Thus, it is strongly advised to adopt: Head Protection Head Protection The wearing of the helmet will protect you from any impact to the head.
Ear plugs and ear protectors will give you hearing protection and a real plus in terms of comfort, especially if you use a chainsaw.
Protection of the face In case of projection, it is necessary to wear at least protective glasses, or even a visor, which covers the entire face.
Protection of hands In the front line when handling a chain saw, hands must be protected by wearing anti-slip leather gloves.
Leg protection: An anti-cushion suit or pants is made of a special fabric, the fibers of which, when in contact with the chain, fray without cutting and block the rotation of the chain before the fabric is torn .
Foot Protection Foot Protection
Safety shoes with hooks, studded soles and steel hulls.
Nevertheless, always bear in mind that protective clothing is not enough! No protective clothing protects 100%. It is therefore essential to follow the technical advice and safety instructions in the operating instructions of your machine before starting to cut.