A chainsaw is a very effective and powerful tool that can save you a lot of time, energy and money. However, if used incorrectly, chainsaws can be very dangerous.
Starting a chainsaw safety: Many accidents have occurred through attempting to do a slovenly “drop-saw technique”. This is when the operator holds the weight of the machine in the air, grasping the starting rope and then dropping the weight of the chainsaw to start it. The correct way is to first of all place the chain brake in the locked/on position, put the throttle in idle position and make sure the choke is on. Now place the chainsaw on the level on the ground where there is no debris. Squatting in a balanced comfortable position, place your toe in the back handle of the chainsaw and then pull on the safety cord.