Electric chainsaws are available in corded or battery-powered varieties. They have less power than gas-powered chainsaws. A corded saw has as much power as a mid-range gas saw, while battery-operated chainsaws tend to have even less power.
Anti-vibration: To reduce fatigue, look for a chainsaw with rubberized handles and anti-vibration features. This is particularly useful on gas-powered saws, which have more vibration due to the moving parts of the engine.
A typical homeowner should expect to spend between $100 to $500 for a chainsaw. There are plenty of saws on the market that cost far more, but they are primarily aimed at professionals who use these tools all day and depend on them for their lives and livelihood.
While you can take a chainsaw with a smaller bar to cut a tree in two passes, keep in mind that the chainsaw engine needs enough power to complete the work. The bar and chain length determines the size of the engine as a longer chain needs more power to operate properly. Due to the larger size of the engine, bar, and chain, the chainsaw itself is a lot heavier and harder to handle from the stronger vibrations.
Adding on to the first parameter, the diameter of the wood you are cutting will also indicate the size of chainsaw you need. Whether you have small trees that are a potential safety hazard or are simply trimming and pruning limbs, choosing a chainsaw too small or even too large will make the project harder and more dangerous to do. It is recommended to measure the diameter of the trees you will commonly cut and choose a chainsaw bar that is two inches longer.
Overall, what makes a chainsaw right for your needs is the workload, the balance between the bar length and saw weight, as well as your own personal strength and capabilities. To focus on the chainsaw size that will fit your needs rather than the one that you want, you need to be aware of the type of work you will be doing. At M&K Outdoor Products, we can answer questions and help direct your path so you can feel at ease with your choice. If you need advice or more information, consult with our experts at M&K Outdoor Products.
If you own land, a chain saw can be a great time and money saver. Instead of using an ax or calling in a landscaper to remove broken tree limbs, bring down dead trees, or cut firewood -- you can do it yourself.
Avoid used chain saws. The time and energy you spend getting the saw to work correctly will outweigh any cost savings. In addition, newer saws have more safety features. With new gas saws starting at $100, it just makes more sense to buy new.
The Chainsaw is a deadly mechanical melee weapon released on October 17th, 2020, as a part of the v1.0.0 pre-beta release of Criminality. It is currently only available at dealers and can be purchased for $400 with a level requirement of 40. It has unique traits like dealing multiple hits with one click, cannot typically be blocked, and can full kill players very quickly. While holding the chainsaw you have less jump power and movement speed, you are however given a speed boost when attacking with the chainsaw. Even with said boost, targets can easily outrun you.
The chainsaw is possibly the deadliest weapon available when it comes to close quarters combat, as can dismember limbs before you can react, likely killing you in the process. The chainsaw also features one of the most powerful stuns in the game, nearly fully stopping any player hit by a single tick. When combined with rage dose and played smartly, killing a gang could be considered an easy task. Due to its hefty stamina usage it's recommended to make sure to get the jump on your opponents and get them to a killed/downed state in one attack to prevent depletion of stamina. The Chainsaw is also very good at killing armored players, even capable of downing a Tier-3 Kit With a full activation (possible but unlikely).
When using the chainsaw it is recommended to lure targets into confined spaces and alleyways, this will help to negate some of the mobility downsides. Pairing the chainsaw with throwables like the Flashbang and Stun Grenade make for great combos, as they can almost completely negate the mobility problem along with the sounds of the chainsaw. With the title of most expensive melee, most players would say that it underdelivers at face value. It's a tediously difficult weapon to master, however with moderate practice it can become one of the most powerful weapons in the game.
The thought of chainsaw injuries resulting in death is very confronting. In 2012, 243 workers died while engaging in tree-trimming and clearing activities (OSHA, 2012). The impact chainsaw injuries can have on a business is huge. Not only can it look unprofessional, but there is also lost income and it can hinder ability to carry out future jobs efficiently. In most instances, serious injury or fatality as a result of a chainsaw can all be prevented with the use of PPE. So, what are the 18 Top Mistakes with Choosing, Using and Caring for Chainsaw Chaps and Pants?
There is always a chance you may never strike yourself while operating a chainsaw but for those that have and were wearing chainsaw PPE, they would be the first to tell you that PPE saved them from serious injury and/or death. Investing in chainsaw PPE is a small price to pay for peace of mind. If ever given the choice, always say yes to chainsaw PPE.
Tree care professionals are exposed to the outdoor elements on a daily basis. Heat related illness symptoms include faintness, dizziness and fatigue. Death is even a possibility. Why would you increase the chances of a heat related illness in the summer months in the name of safety? The old belief that hotter and heavier means safer no longer applies when it comes to chainsaw fabric.
Modern chainsaw protective fabrics are engineered to withstand regular washing without any negative impact on performance. Chainsaw protection should be washed regularly for a number of reasons. The fibres in the chainsaw fabric need to pull out easily to be effective upon contact with a saw. Build-up residues in the fabric can prevent this, not to mention also making you possibly appear unprofessional.
Firstly, some protection is always better than no protection. Secondly, we can only speak for our own chainsaw protection but the testing that we have in our testing lab shows that our chainsaw protection is effective with battery powered electric saws.
Kevlar is just one of the cut resistant fibres commonly used in chainsaw protection but it does have a limited useful life as Kevlar degrades over time. Some other disadvantages with Kevlar include lack of flex resistance and poor UV resistance. Other cut resistant fibres like UHMWPE (brand names include Dyneema and Spectra) are one third lighter and are preferred for technical chainsaw fabrics.
Traditional chainsaw fabrics do not have cut resistant fibres but use low cost fibres like polypropylene and nylon. To meet the same performance levels requires much more bulk of fibres (usually more layers) to clog the chainsaw and therefore they are significantly heavier.
Many fire resistant chaps and pants have a FR outer but have a highly flammable chainsaw fabric underneath. With an arc flash, even an arc-rated fire resistant outer can be destroyed exposing the highly flammable chainsaw fabric. This fabric ignites resulting in molten dripping plastic causing terrible burn injuries.
Heat can severely shrink or even melt outers made from fabric like Nylon. Additionally, there is a risk is that the chainsaw fabric inside will melt or that the outer will fuse with the chainsaw fabric. The chainsaw fabric will not function if the fibres are damaged or if they can not easily pull out. Use of heat to repair rips is especially risky.
Outers on chainsaw pants and chaps are best repaired by sewing the edge of the tear together or sewing on a patch as long as the outer is not sewn to the chainsaw fabric. It is important that the chainsaw protective layers are not sewn through. Check out this video on how to repair rips and tears.
Usually when chainsaw PPE is tested, it is done in a controlled setting so the testing is to the standard that the PPE is getting tested against. When you test in your backyard, you are not testing to these same standards. Quite often you will see videos of people testing chaps online and they have not done up or tightened all the buckles. There are many variations with differing results.
We have gone over multiple ways you can improve your knowledge on chainsaw PPE and this in turn will help keep you safer and looking professional out on the job. Using the 18 tips outlined above, you will be able to get the most out of your chainsaw chaps and pants.
I see many climbers with climbing chainsaw protection pants use them for ground work as well. My question is do climbing chainsaw protection pants offer the same protection as the more bulkier wrap around protection. Lets say using a ms201 in the tree verses using a 661 on the ground.
There are a few things here. First, bulkier protection does not mean increased protection. Low cost chainsaw fabric uses inexpensive fibers like polypropylene. The pads need extra materials to pass the standard since most of the fibers are cut. Technical chainsaw fabrics like our Arrestex HP uses cut resistant fibers. Arrestex HO use UHMWPE (Dyneema) for example. This means that fewer fibers are cut so a larger percentage of fibers are available to clog the sprocket. There is also an increased braking effect. The result is that a lighter, thinner fabric can outperform a thick heavy fabric. The fabric that we developed (Arrestex HP) tests to 3,500 ft/min according to test method ASTM F1414-19 which is 750 ft/min about the US standard. We use Arrestex HP is all the pants and chaps that we offer in the US. On the question of coverage, having front only or front only with calf wrap protection is just a choice. We offer both options on most of our chaps and pants. We see climbers using calf wrap pants and ground workers using front only protection. All our products exceed the US standard with coverage from the waist to ankle. Finally, chainsaw protective products are certified to a standard by a third party. Chainsaw pants and chaps are not rated at different levels to match saws. The overall idea of a standard is that the standard is set and then cut through injuries are monitored. The standard is working if the cut through injuries are very low given the saws in general use. One more general point. Chainsaw protection does not guarantee that there will be no injury in a chainsaw strike. Chainsaw protection does mean the severity of the injury will be greatly reduced. I hope that this helps. 781b155fdc