Keep the operator’s manual together with the chainsaw. If the manual is lost, contact the manufacturer to send a new one. Periodically review the manual for safe operations procedures. Personal protection equipment
Wear appropriate protective equipment (PPE) for the job. Use the following guide:
- The clothing should fit well and be free of broken or hanging tips that can get caught in the chain. The use of nylon mesh on the leg and / or knee protectors can provide greater protection for the legs.
- A hard Chainsaw helmet protects the head from branches or segments. A hat or helmet that fits properly is cool, comfortable and provides protection from head injuries.
- A protective face mask or protective goggles/lenses that have protection on the sides prevent injuries from shells or wood shells, branches and sawdust.
- Protect the ears from high levels of noise produced by the chain.
- Boots or safety shoes with high boots protect the ankle from any accidental eventuality by contact of the moving chain. Boots with steel tips help protect the foot from branches or trunks.
- Lightweight leather gloves protect hands from splinter cuts and burns from rubbing.
Keep the chain in good condition. Consult the operator’s manual and check for the need for maintenance before each use. The operator’s manual may be the best source of information for this procedure.
Sharpen the chain if:
- The chain tends to run sideways while it is being cut
- The cut shows fine dust instead of splinters
- It is necessary to press hard to cut
- It smells like burnt wood
Correct chain tension increases chain life and cuts better. If it is too loose, the chain goes off the rail and if it is too tight, the chain is locked.
Proper lubrication prolongs chain life and increases safety.
Follow the following precautions when filling the tank with fuel and starting the chainsaw:
- Only refill the tank when the engine is cold.
- . Never smoke when working with the chainsaw.
- Turn it on by placing one foot on the support at the back of the saw.
- Place one hand firmly on the upper handle and use the other hand to pull the head or cord.
- Never release the chainsaw when the garment.
Transport the chainsaw with a chain guard or a protective case. Do not load the saw in the passenger area of the vehicle. Adjust the chainsaw so that it does not jump. When storing the saw, empty the gas tank in a safe place and leave the engine running at a minimum until it stops. Remove the chain and store it in oil. Disconnect the spark plugs to reduce an accidental spark. Keep the chainsaw away from children.
Review the Following Points
- Wear body-adjusted clothing.
- Wear protective masks or safety glasses/lenses, ear protectors, safety boots and chainsaw gloves.
- Keep the equipment in good condition and make the necessary adjustments.
- Follow the recommendations to refill and safety when starting the chainsaw.
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