7. Brake before branch-removal
Let the chainsaw rest on the trunk while you remove branches and firewood with your right hand. First, release the throttle and throttle lock and activate the chain brake. If the chainsaw is equipped with TrioBrakeTM, it’s even easier to activate the chain brake before removing the branches.
Cutting downwards, so that the chain tries to pull the saw towards the trunk, is known as cutting with a pulling chain. Cutting from beneath, so that the chain tries to push the saw towards you, is known as a pushing chain.