Thursday, August 6, 2009

Owning A Chainsaw Can Be A Life Saver

By Gregory Paul

The Chainsaw is probably one of the more capable equipments that has been invented. It can be found in ones tool shed in the backyard, in the mills, in lumberyards, and even in the woods in logging sites. Over the years, the chainsaw has become a handy tool for homeowners.

Chainsaws are not only for cutting big trees and lumber. It is a helpful device in pruning large limbs of trees. If you own trees in your backyard, a chainsaw is definitely an essential. These are also handy in cutting down dead and unwanted trees.

Many of us view the chainsaw as a heavy duty machine fit only for heavy and extreme activities. The truth is there are already modern variations to the chainsaw to fit different kinds of cutting needs. Aside from the gasoline generated heavy duty cutter, there are electric powered chainsaws that fit household needs.

The electric powered chainsaw might be less powerful than it's gasoline generated brethren but it is packed with enough strength to prune limbs, cut up fallen limbs, and even cut down smaller trees. The power cord is the only drawback to this reliable tool. One needs to work near a power outlet to be able to use this machine.

There is a mistaken notion that chainsaws are difficult and risky to operate. The modern chainsaws are equipped with different features for our safety and convenience. New features allow for better control, secure grip. The controls are even very easy to manage and have designs that allow for wider foot placement. My favorite feature is the anti vibration system. It definitely makes operating a chainsaw more comfortable and lessens the fatigue.

Chainsaws are excellent for pruning trees. It is a very quick and efficient help in cleaning up dead or dying limbs. Pruning top trees near power lines is not much of an effort with the aid of this helpful device.

Just recently, the chainsaw was put to good use by a 32 year old mechanic who happens to be an ex marine. On a camping trip while he was out cutting firewood, he was attacked by a mountain lion. Luckily for him he had a chainsaw in tow, the cat made 4 to 5 attempts but with a single stroke from the chainsaw the mountain lion retreated.

Chainsaws make heavy chores a lot easier. It can also be a life saver. Having one at your disposal could definitely be convenient.

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