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can cause loss of saw control, which can throw the operator
o balance and result in serious injury. Do not rely exclusively
upon the safety devices built into the saw. As a user, you
should take several precautions to keep your cutting jobs free
from accident or injury.
Proper Cutting Stance
Balance your weight with both feet on solid ground.
Your body should always be to the left of the chain line.
The most typical cutting application is to position the
unit at an angle of 60° or less depending on the specic
situation (Fig. 26). As the angle of the pole chain saw shaft
to the ground increases, the diculty of making the rst
cut (from the underside of limb) increases.
Basic Cutting Procedure
This unit with the chain saw head is designed for trimming
small branches and limbs up to recommended 6.5 in.
(16.5 cm), not to exceed a Max. cut of 7.5 in. (19 cm) in
diameter depending on type of wood. Practice cutting a few
small limbs using the following technique to get the “feel” of
using the saw before you begin a major sawing operation.
Take the proper stance in front of the tree with the
saw OFF (Fig. 26).
Switch on the pole chain saw and let the chain accelerate
to full speed before entering the cut.
Keep the saw running the entire time you are cutting;
maintain a steady speed.
Allow the chain to cut for you; exert only light downward
pressure. If you force the cut, damage to the bar, chain, or
unit can result.
PUSH and PULL – This reaction force is always opposite
to the direction the chain is moving when it is in contact
with the wood. Thus, the operator must be ready to
control the PULL when cutting on the bottom edge of the
bar, and PUSH when cutting along the top edge.
Do not put pressure on the saw at the end of the cut.
Pruning is the process of trimming limbs from a live tree.
Remove long branches in several stages.
Cut lower branches rst to allow the top branches more
room to fall.
When pruning trees, it is important not to make the
nishing cut next to the main limb or trunk until you have
cut o the farthest lying limb. This will reduce the weight
and prevent stripping the bark from the main member.
Under cut the branch 1/3 through for your rst cut.
Your second cut should over cut to drop the branch o
(Fig. 27). Be prepared to balance the weight of the pole
chain saw when the limb falls.
Fig. 26
Fig. 27
Second Cut
First Cut
1/3 Diameter
Finishing Cut