Don’t Forget Safety Gear
Safety isn’t a throwaway word when it comes to felling trees and running chain saws. You must take it seriously. There are a few absolutely essential safety gear items you need to wear for any chain saw work:
Buy safety gear and wear it. Special chaps will often stop a moving chain and save your thigh. A helmet with a face screen and ear protection is a convenient way to keep head, eye and ear protection handy in one comfortable package. Wear steel-toed, cut-resistant boots and a long-sleeved shirt to protect against the inevitable scratches. You’ll find this gear at chain saw dealers. Plus: Check out other safety gear every DIYer should own.
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.