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What should I know about chain brakes?

- Mar 23, 2018 -

What should I know about chain brakes.


Always test the saw and brake before cutting.

       Apply the chain brake with the saw held firmly in both hands and the engine running at operating power. If the chain does not stop running immediately, have the saw serviced. The CSA Standard Z62.1-15 Chain Saws recommends that the average brake stopping time not exceed 0.12 seconds, and the maximum stopping time not exceed 0.15 seconds.

       Remove the brake housing periodically and clean out any dirt, oil or sawdust.

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