Taking Care With A Chain Saw Bar
If you are using a high powered chain saw to do your dirty work for you, you need to make sure that you are taking all of the safety precautions you can to prevent losing a limb or doing some serious damage you never counted on. Part of this means making sure that your chain saw bar and the chain itself are working in full safe order and that all of the moving parts on your chain saw are enabling proper operation for all of the users. If you do not make sure that you maintain your machine to a degree of safety levels, you could be risking serious injury for yourself or for others that you didn't intend. Please be sure to follow all factory specifications.
When you are cutting with the chain saw bar nose, the front of the chain saw, you need to be aware of the possibility of kickback. This dangerous effect from your chain saw bar nose can spring the chain saw back into your face and can obviously cause some serious damage. You need to be in control of your chain saw at all times to avoid this dangerous kickback from your chain saw bar nose. If you are not aware of it, you can lose your grip on the chain saw on the whole and can wind up in the hospital because you did not pay adequate attention to what you were doing.
Preventing Bar Troubles
A good way to make sure that you do not experience any injury from your chain saw is to inspect it for troubles or problems. This includes making sure that your chain saw bar is in good shape and in good working order. Taking care of your bar is a critical part of maintenance in today's high powered chain saws. You need to remember that the bar and the chain are in a constant state of wear because of the speed of the chain passing over the bar. With this in mind, make sure that you are using plenty of lubricant for your chain saw bar and that you are taking good care of the motor.
Make sure that your cutters are sharp and change them regularly. This will help create a more even disposition on the chain saw bar and will not add extra wear where it is not necessary. Make sure that the cutters, while sharp, are also sharp evenly. This also includes the notion that the even cutting cutters will wear equally and will not wear on one particular side of the bar or the other. Wear that is overly existent on one side can lead to kickback on that particular side which, as mentioned, can lead to serious injury.