Tools to use
Why Choose a Top-Handle Chainsaw?
Top-handle chainsaws are the perfect choice for professional users and arborists. In this article, Husqvarna will explain why this type of chainsaw might be the right choice for your application.
Limbing thick branches
A different work technique is used for limbing thick branches than that used for thin branches. This applies to leaf trees and other trees with thick, extensive branches. The working technique often matches the technique used for crosscutting. In order to avoid splitting and the guide bar pinching, it is important that you use the correct technique and sequence.
Consider the crosscutting carefully, especially for larger logs. An incorrect work technique can be dangerous and cause the trunk to split or the guide bar to become pinched. First assess the tension in the trunk. Make it a habit to look at how the trunk reacts to being cut. You may have misjudged the tension.
Crosscutting - Compressive stress from the bottom
Crosscutting trees which have compressive stress from the bottom should be done by following this technique.
Crosscutting - Compressive stress from the top
Crosscutting trees which have compressive stress from the top should be done by following this technique.
Limbing calmly and methodically
Stand on the left side of the trunk and begin limbing on the right side of the trunk. Work calmly and methodically, branch by branch.
Limbing the downward face
Follow this working technique when limbing the underside of the tree trunck.
Tools to use
Tools for felling a tree
The size of the tree determines which felling tools you need to use.
Chainsaw safety features
A modern chainsaw must be fitted with the following safety features: