A chainsaw, to some, is an essential and invaluable tool, used to carry out a myriad of tasks, but if used incorrectly can become extremely dangerous.
No manual or website can teach you how to operate a chainsaw for the first time but can act as a useful reference in conjunction with some practical, expert training and advice.
Despite what is available in the marketplace today it is ill advised to purchase a tool such as a chainsaw without asking some specific questions from a trained professional salesperson, such as: What experience do I have using a chainsaw? What is the intended use of the chainsaw? How often will I use the chainsaw? Some fairly simple questions but essential in ensuring you leave the store with the correct unit and advice.
A simple way of helping you decide what saw might suit your needs is by knowing the four types of saw commonly available today: Professional, intended for and capable of full-time professional use, All Round Saws, a robust range of saws designed for part time use, Recreational, easy to operate, small, intended for infrequent use and finally, Tree Care saws, these units are developed specifically for professional use.
Size is also a factor to consider when choosing a saw. A smaller unit with a less powerful engine is recommended if you are a first time user, a small saw will reduce fatigue which can lead to a safety risk. If you are experienced enough to fell larger trees a more powerful unit is required, a unit that is too small will experience unnecessary wear and strain.
When carrying out any sort of maintenance or DIY do you ever consider your surroundings and how they might impact on you whilst carrying out your job and in the event of an emergency?? These coupled with the correct periodical maintenance checks are essential to you for completing your tasks in a safe and prompt manner. And if you are unsure of any of the above or would like to learn more the experts are coming to town.
OREGON, the number one name in bars and chains worldwide, in association with East Brothers Machinery, Doon, Boyle; Frank Farry Forest & Garden Machinery, Willowfield Road, Ballinamore, and Oregon Head of Service in Ireland, Andy Walsh, will be offering FREE advice on how best to maintain your chainsaw, in Daly’s Store House, Bridge St Boyle on February 27th at 7pm and in the Commercial & Tourist Hotel, Ballinamore, on February 28th at 7pm.
These evenings have been held at several locations nationwide already and were thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended, so if you have a chainsaw, no matter what make or model it is, drop down to the OREGON Professional clinic to get your questions answered and avail of free expert advice!