Weathering the Storm: 9 Needed Tips For Using A Chainsaw To Remove Debris
It’s storm season, as soon as a tornado or hurricane strikes, clean-up gets started.
Usually, storm clean-up involves involvement from volunteers who supplement the work of authorities in clearing away miles of trash. Many are weekend warriors who have never tackled this type of enormous task – as well as never have used a chainsaw in such rigorous situations.
Those brave volunteers need to have some direction on how one can prepare for, use and sustain a chainsaw throughout the time of intense storm clean-up efforts.
Jared Abrojena, an Antioch, California-based qualified treeworker and licensed arborist
, addresses the topic in layman’s terms
. The 2015 ISA Tree Climbing World Champion, Abrojena is a skillful about how to cut as well as chop down trees. He frequently shares insights from his personal experience working with a team of arborists to clean hundreds of dropped trees on the grounds of the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, just week’s right before the 2013 Masters.
Abrojena’s 9 needed tips
– if followed – ensures that the work of brave storm clean-up volunteers is safe and effective. They are:
* Safety first.
Spend some time to practice before you get started. Do not forget to read through the owner’s handbook for the chainsaw you’ll end up using.
* Be prepared.
This is a catch-all of advices concerning regular chainsaw preservation and the possession of personal protective equipment (PPE).
* Map it out.
Calculate the whole range of damage, and constructing a plan for how you can tackle it. The plan ought to include coordinating with other volunteers, divvying up the job and prioritizing
* Recognize your limitations.
Do not ever volunteer for a job you’re not really prepared for. There will be plenty of work to go around, therefore just deal with jobs you are comfortable handling.
* Buddy up.
No one must trim trees by themselves, due to the risk of error or injury. Pair up with another volunteer, yet remain a safe distance apart when operating saws.
* A good start.
A chainsaw is best started on the ground, using the chain brake engaged. Don’t “cut” corners through intense, fast-paced clean-up efforts.
* The right cut.
To achieve the correct cut, use careful pruning practices to relieve tension from a branch or tree limb.
You are not Superman, and most faults take place once you are tired. Have frequent rests and stay hydrated.
*Pamper your tools.
Current maintenance throughout storm clean-up is necessary, since you will be pushing your chainsaw hard. Break regularly to clean filters and tighten chains.
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