How To Handle Every Chain Rope Saw Challenge With Ease

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Written By Michael

I love gardening, building, making and fixing things. 

 

 

 

 

At some point in your landscaping and home gardening career, you’re going to need to use a chain rope saw, or even to purchase one.

They are a necessary evil for tearing through such landscaping items as railroad ties, landscaping ties and even for pruning or removing larger diseased or dead trees. Among those you might consider are Poulan, Stihl and Husqvarna who all make a lightweight more compact saw with plenty of power where you need it for home gardening chores.  The following are chainsaw reviews and quotes are from Chainsaws for 2000, which was printed in Arbor Age magazine Dolmar PS3300TH– “transformed their logging knowledge into arbor power” Echo CS-340 – “It truly packed a whallop when it came time to do limb and trim work.” Husqvarna 335XP series – “My first impression of this was wow, what a little powerhouse.”; Jonsered CS 2145– “Known for its reliability and durability, this little saw has that and more.; RedMax G310TS– “If you have never heard of this outfit, I do believe you will be seeing more of them”; Solo 636– “This is quite a nice saw with plenty of power.”; Stihl 020T– “This particular unit cuts extremely smooth and had plenty of power in reserve”; John Deere CS36 Pro – I picked this “little” model to replace the discontinued Tanaka TCS3401  With any chainsaw there are certain things you will look for, among them a good warranty, as well as whether or not the company that you purchase from services as well. Buying your saw from a company such as walmart, is in my personal opinion a waste of money since, unless you send the saw away to be serviced, the warranty is worth no more than the paper on which it is printed. Purchasing from a company who not only sells locally, but services locally as well assures you of a place to take it when its not working well for you. Use care and caution when you start your saw. A few common sense rules for chainsaw use are: Never start it near a fuel can, as the sparks can ignite the can. Don’t pull the starter rope at an angle. Instead, pull it straight out, bracing the saw with your foot. Angling the rope means it will rub on the housing and eventually break. Start the chain in motion before touching the wood you are cutting, to prevent kickback Always hold the saw with BOTH hands and use your dominant hand toward the back to have better control. Always cut at a height below your shoulders Keep children and pets well away from the cutting areas. Shut down your motor when moving across any kind of rough terrain. Clean your machine each time you use it to assure that the handle and grips remain free of grease or slippery substances.

Tree Limbs

When cutting tree limbs , always remember to wear safety goggles! Tree limbs are sharp and if you get hit in the eye, it could cause serious damage. Also, keep your distance from the trunk of the tree. You should stand 10 feet away from the base of the tree while using a chainsaw. When cutting limbs, try to avoid hitting the ground. That way, you won’t lose balance and fall over. Another tip is to stay clear of the area around the tree until after you’ve finished cutting. Once you finish, move slowly towards the house or garage.

Tree Cutting

Cutting down large trees isn’t easy, especially if you haven’t done it before. But once you know how to safely cut down a tree, you’ll find it gets easier and easier every time, especially if you have the right chainsaw tool.

High-Altitude Branches

Cutting high altitude branches requires special techniques. First, you must understand why they grow up so tall. High altitude branches usually grow higher due to wind erosion. Wind erosion occurs when strong winds blow sand and soil particles against the bark of the tree. Over time, the wind erodes the outer layer of the tree causing it to become weaker. As the tree becomes weak, it begins to lean forward creating a stronger gust of wind.

Hard-to-Reach Branch

Cut the branch close to the trunk. Then, grab the top end of the branch and swing it downward. Make sure to grip the branch firmly enough to support yourself. Next, lower the branch onto the ground. Repeat steps 1 & 2 until the entire branch is removed.

Chain Saws For Home Gardening

There are several different kinds of chain saws available today. Some people prefer the smaller ones, others go for the bigger models. But whatever size you choose, you’ll find that most of them come equipped with features designed specifically for homeowners. Here are four popular options:

Stihl FS 3450S

The Stihl FS 3450 is a mid-size professional grade light weight chain saw with a strong chain blade and limb chain making it a superb choice  Its powerful engine provides enough torque to tackle tough jobs quickly with maximum cutting efficiency. It even works well on an oak tree.

Husqvarna 336 XP Series

One of the most popular brands of chainsaws today is Husqvarna. Their line of products includes everything from lawn mowers to snow blowers. One thing that sets Husqvarna apart from others is their ability to provide quality service after the sale. In fact, Husqvarna offers a lifetime guarantee on their products.

When using a chain saw, always wear safety goggles and gloves. You should also keep your face protected by wearing a helmet. When operating a chain saw, always stand behind the tree trunk being removed. Do not attempt to climb up onto the tree while holding the chain saw. Also, if possible, try to avoid standing directly under the branch you wish to remove. Stand slightly to the side of the tree and swing the chain around the branch. Then, slowly lower the chain until it contacts the ground. Once the chain touches the ground, stop swinging the chain and step forward quickly. As soon as you feel contact, immediately raise the chain above head level. Finally, once the chain reaches waist high, begin pulling the log from the tree.

Garden Tools And Equipment

You may find yourself needing to perform various tasks throughout your yard including digging holes, planting seeds, weeding, fertilizing, mulching, etc. In order to accomplish these jobs efficiently, you’ll need a variety of different equipment. Below are several pieces of equipment that you could potentially use during your next outdoor project.

Extendable Pole Pruner/Weeder – This tool can be used to prune branches off trees and shrubs. The pole has a long handle at its top end which allows you to reach higher than normal when trimming branches. A second shorter section extends out below this longer piece so that you can weed between plants without having to bend down too far.

Extension Ladder – An extension ladder will allow you to work safely on taller structures such as fences, roofs, decks, sheds, etc. They’re especially useful for working on tall grasses like Bermuda grass.

Tree Rope – Tree ropes are made of nylon webbing and have handles attached to each end. These tools are great for removing limbs and other debris from trees. Simply wrap the rope around the limb and pull back towards you.

Sportsman Pocket Chainsaw – Sportsman pocket chainsaws come equipped with a small motor that’s ideal for smaller projects. If you want something more powerful but don’t mind spending extra money, consider purchasing a larger model.

Lawnmower – Lawnmowers are perfect for keeping your yard looking nice all year round. There are many types available ranging from push type models to riding style units. Some people prefer electric powered machines because they run quietly and won’t pollute the air.

Chainsaw Oil – Oil helps lubricate parts of the machine and keeps them running smoothly. It also prevents rusting. Always store your chainsaw properly and apply an adequate amount of oil before starting any operation.

Carbon Steel Blades

If you’re looking for something lightweight, cutting edge, and durable, carbon steel blades will be perfect for you. They can cut through almost anything without breaking down too fast. If you want to make sure they last longer than other types of blades, then you might consider buying replacement parts like guards and handles. These accessories help protect the blade when you’re working outside.

Nordic Pocket Saw

A Nordic pocket saw is just one of many types of garden tools. To use this I suggest purchasing some garden gloves or work gloves.. To use this I suggest purchasing some garden gloves or work gloves.. In essence it’s a serrated chain, two rows of teeth run along. This allows you to easily remove small branches without damaging surrounding plants. The best part about these tools is that they don’t require much maintenance because they run off of your own pure muscle power. They also tend to last longer than other types of saws, especially when maintained properly. If you want to learn how to use a pocket saw effectively, check out the guide here.

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