Don’t Use a Chain Saw That Should Be Retired
Cutting down a tree is no small task, and it requires a powerful tool. To keep you and your helpers safe during this project, be sure that your chain saw is in tip-top condition. If necessary, we’ll show you how to repair and rebuild your chain saw. But if your saw is past the point of repair, it’s worth buying a new one.
Don’t Work Alone
You’ll be a lot safer if you have a trusted assistant standing a few feet behind you watching the top of the tree for falling branches and letting you know when the tree starts to fall. Have your assistant tap you on the shoulder with a stick to alert you when it’s time to vacate the area. Watch this video to see safe tree felling in action.
Don’t Just Wing It
Do your research on how to cut down a tree safely. And before you even start your saw, stand back and size up the situation. Think about how you’ll cut each branch and what will happen when you do.