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.
So here I go online to look up the problem I was having and everything I saw said it was a good saw but to get rid of the factory chain and get an Oregon chain. Off I go to Home Depot and buy a 2-pak.
Once home I install the new chain and while tensioning I immediately see a difference. This chain ran freely across the bar. So far so good. Now for real work.
I have on the first tree I cut down a stump that is 15" high. I position the saw at just above ground level and rev it up. About 7 seconds later The stump is cut nearly flush. Wowsers - this chain is awesome!
So I go on to tree #2 and its on the ground in no time flat. A monster with a chain saw is born.
So now for the safety part.
I was easily cutting limbs from the tree when I noticed it was going to roll. No big deal - I knew it would eventually roll so I moved to my right a bit and stepped over. That's when the saw hit a limb that was moving up and it sent the saw down to my left leg just above the knee. Let me just say that it didn't hurt a bit. Thankfully, the saw was at idle and barely moving. Just three not deep, cleanly cut lacerations. A large band aid with an ace bandage to keep it on while finishing was all that was necessary. Plus a thank you to the man above for watching out for me just a little.
If you've read this far, just be safe out there. Through my nearly 60 years I've used a chain saw on numerous occasions. This is the first time I've had an incident. It can happen to anyone.