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Chainsaw Kickback
« on: September 05, 2013, 04:02:28 pm »
Chainsaw Kickback , posting so new to chainsaw type guys take notice.

http://youtu.be/HBEUYs6I6vU





 Published on Jan 22, 2013

A severe kickback is the most dangerous hazard of all for a chainsaw operator. The incident occurs in a fraction of a second and can cause injuries ranging from cuts and scrapes to amputations and death. This compelling 13-minute video opens with a re-creation of a fatal kickback incident. It then reviews important information every chainsaw operator needs to know about kickback, including how and why it happens and how to prevent it. This video is intended to be used in conjuction with formal and on-the-job training.

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While much of the information and visual depictions are still valuable, viewers should recognize that examples, contact information, equipment and data such as legislative
references may be out of date.

This video is for information and demonstration purposes and is intended for use in conjunction with WSN training programs. As such, it is not intended for use on its own or as substitute for professional training and/or certification. The techniques depicted herein, legislation, work practices, and safety techniques may change over the passage of time and may not be representative of your jurisdiction. Workplace Safety North takes no responsibility and will not be held liable for any damages of any type suffered by any viewer of this video resulting from any cause. If you would like further information on the training programs associated with this video, please contact Workplace Safety North at 705-474-7233 or visit our website www.workplacesafetynorth.ca.

This video is offered as a free tool for companies to use in an effort to continuously improve their health and safety systems.

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Re: Chainsaw Kickback
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 11:59:10 pm »
That is a good video. I notice he was running LG chain which most professional users don't like but does reduce the risk of kick back.
That is exactly the reason I steered consumers away from top handle saws, they wanted something they could swing with one hand while piling or holding the branch with the other. No way they could control it or activate the chain brake.
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Re: Chainsaw Kickback
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2013, 11:03:05 pm »
Good stuff Kevin, thanks.

 

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