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Old 05-09-2014, 07:52 AM   #11
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I guess when your wrestling a saw like this 440 it makes me think what happens when this full chisel chain decides to kick back.....
Or hits an errand nail like this.
Glad you we're not seriously hurt!
Thank you for warning others from your mishap.
Thank you youroo too!




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Old 05-09-2014, 08:05 AM   #12
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Yep, got a small scar about an inch long on my left knee from one of those babys, I was so lucky.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:10 AM   #13
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Unfortunately in my line of work (4 letter word) I see too many professional loggers, & tree trimmers that don't get to go home after cutting trees due to saws, equipment but by far the biggest is a tree that does not end up where it where it was intended....................


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Old 05-09-2014, 09:41 AM   #14
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And it might sound crazy, but I also wear a hard hat when cutting trees. I had a 2-3" branch that looked like it was going to zig when it zagged instead and hit me on the head. Nothing major, but enough blood that I had to stop, clean it and bandage it before finishing. As Coach from Cheers would put it, so I "don't take one in the old bean," the hard hat is now standard chain saw issue.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:46 AM   #15
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Luckily I don't have to go cut tree's. ...
They come to me already cut down!

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Old 05-09-2014, 09:51 AM   #16
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I had bought a reconditioned Poulan Pro 18" Chain Saw from Rural King. It seemed like a great saw until I started into a 16" diameter pine that had to go to make room for a driveway extension to accommodate the newTT

The saw bar and chain would get super hot and the chain would bind and actually jump off the bar. It did fine on the small limbs, but would not want to cut through the biggest part.
It looks like your 'reconditioned' Poulan just had a dull chain (binding and getting hot). Sharpen it up and it would have cut like a new one.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:58 AM   #17
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As stated in Post (#4) Head gear as well as Face & Hearing protection. Saws can (Kickback) at any time not just in the (Felling mode in the Woods)! Youroo!!
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:03 AM   #18
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As stated in Post (#4) Head gear as well as Face & Hearing protection. Saws can (Kickback) at any time not just in the (Felling mode in the Woods)! Youroo!!
Hearing protection ?
Ms Amy did you say something?


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Old 05-09-2014, 10:19 AM   #19
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I don't use my chainsaw often but years ago I used to cut down trees for firewood with my uncle. He used to tell me to respect a chainsaw, it is one of the most dangerous tools you'll ever use. It doesn't care if it's cutting a tree limb or your leg. A small chainsaw is just as dangerous as a larger one maybe more so because folks figure it's just a small tool. Keep your blade sharp, a dull tool is a dangerous tool. Be especially careful when cutting smaller brush, that's when you can cut fast and get careless. Concentrate on EVERY cut, don't be distracted. Just thought I'd share what he taught me....be safe.
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I don't use my chainsaw often but years ago I used to cut down trees for firewood with my uncle. He used to tell me to respect a chainsaw, it is one of the most dangerous tools you'll ever use. It doesn't care if it's cutting a tree limb or your leg. A small chainsaw is just as dangerous as a larger one maybe more so because folks figure it's just a small tool. Keep your blade sharp, a dull tool is a dangerous tool. Be especially careful when cutting smaller brush, that's when you can cut fast and get careless. Concentrate on EVERY cut, don't be distracted. Just thought I'd share what he taught me....be safe.
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