Oregon Maintenance and Safety Manual, MMANUAL-EN AB

Chainsaw Safety

Kickback Awareness

Potential kickback situation

WARNING : All saw chain can kickback, which can lead to dangerous loss of control of the chainsaw and result in serious injury to the chainsaw operator or bystanders. Follow all instructions in your chainsaw operator’s manual and in this booklet for proper use and maintenance of your chainsaw’s cutting chain, guide bar, and drive sprocket.

Guard Against Chainsaw Kickback • Know your personal level of chainsaw experience. • Know your saw chain.

If you do not have experience and specialized training for dealing with chainsaw kickback, then Oregon® urges you to use only low

kickback saw chains. What is Kickback?

Kickback is the violent backward and/or upward motion of the chainsaw guide bar occurring when the saw chain near the nose or tip of the guide bar contacts any object, such as another log or branch, or when the wood closes in and pinches the saw chain in the cut. Avoiding Kickback Injury • Be alert at all times to guard against a possible kickback reaction. Always be aware of the position of your guide bar’s nose. • Different models of saw chain are available for most cutting tasks. Use the saw chain, suitable for your type of cutting, with the lowest kickback potential. • Narrow-nose guide bars such as our ControlCut ™ guide

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