Chainsaw Safety in Two Easy Steps

Operating a chainsaw safely is of the utmost importance. The last thing in the world that you are going to want to do is have a chainsaw accident. These powerful devices are very unforgiving on human flesh and it would be a real shame to see what it would do to your hand, leg, or face.

With that being said, there are two things that you should definitely be sure that you do with your chainsaw on a regular basis.

The first is this, make sure that your chainsaw always has a sharp chain. A dull chainsaw chain can mean that in the middle of cutting something you feel the chainsaw pull you into the thing that you are cutting. This is extremely dangerous and can result in injury.

Chainsaws are relatively easy to sharpen with a small, hand-held chainsaw sharpener. The cost just a few dollars to purchase and can give you an excellent cut with your chainsaw.

The second is always wear appropriate safety gear. This will always include chainsaw gloves and safety goggles. If you are cutting something above your head it is also best to wear a hard hat too to protect your head from falling debris.

When looking for a chainsaw glove be sure that you get a specialized chainsaw glove and not a regular gardening glove. Gardening gloves offer no protection against the chainsaw blade! Special gloves made to protect hands against chainsaws will jam up a chainsaw within fractions of a second after the saw blade hits the glove, saving your hand from serious damage.

Finding a good chainsaw sharpener is really very easy since they are generally such simple contraptions. Chainsaw gloves are just as equally easy to find if you know what to look for.