Open as PDF
CHAIN SAW INFORMATION
BUCKING A LOG
Bucking a log is cutting a log into sections. Make
sure your footing is ﬁrm. Keep feet apart. Divide your
weight evenly on both feet. When possible, raise log
or section off ground. Do this by using limbs, logs,
When cutting through log, maintain control by
reducing cutting pressure near end of cut. Do not
relax your grip on chain saw handles. Do not let
moving chain touch ground. Ground will dull mov-
ing chain. After cutting through log, release trigger
to turn saw off before moving saw.
Follow directions below to buck a log.
Entire Length Of Log On Ground
Cut log from top (see Figure 14).
LIMBING A TREE
WARNING: When cutting limb that
is under tension, use extreme caution.
Be alert for wood springing back. When
wood tension is released, limb could
spring back and strike operator causing
severe injury or death.
Figure 13 - Limbing A Tree
Figure 14 - Bucking Log With Entire Length
WARNING: Avoid kickback. Kick-
back can result in severe injury or death.
See Kickback, page 5, to avoid risk of
WARNING: Avoid kickback.
Kickback can result in severe injury
or death. See Kickback, page 5, to
avoid risk of kickback.
Limbing is removing branches from a fallen tree.
Make sure your footing is ﬁrm. Keep feet apart.
Divide your weight evenly on both feet. Do not
remove larger limbs under tree that support log
off ground. Remove each limb with one cut (see
Figure 13). Clear cut limbs from work area often.
This will help maintain a safe work area.
Make sure you start your cut where limb will
not pinch saw during cutting. To avoid pinching,
start cut on freely hanging limbs from above
limb. Start cut on limbs under tension from under
limb. If pinch occurs, turn saw off, lift limb, and