The correct method of cutting a tree by chain saw
Although it may not be difficult to cut and prune a tree trunk, it can be very dangerous and accidental. To cut a tree with a chainsaw before turning on the chainsaw, make sure it has the necessary safety equipment.
Safety before anything
Wear appropriate work clothes with the following specifications:
The texture of your pants should be firm (like jeans) and the height should be long enough to cover the entire length of the leg.
Wear a long-sleeved blouse or shirt to prevent wood chips from hitting your arms while working with a chainsaw.
Always wear safety goggles and standard earphones.
Use metal-covered safety shoes.
Use sturdy safety gloves that do not slip on your fingers.
To protect your head when the branches fall, it is recommended to use a helmet. (Be sure to use a helmet in areas where the wood is thick and thick).
After checking all the safety issues and checking the device for health, follow the steps below and start cutting the tree in a principled and correct way.
Determine the path and location of the tree fall
Before you turn on the chainsaw and perform the cutting operation, you need to determine the best path and direction for the tree to fall to the ground. This path is called the tree fall path.
Imagine in your mind the path of a tree falling and identify the points and paths that are without a tree.
The smoother the path of your tree, the less likely it is that the tree will collide with other trees or rocky rocks when it falls. Note that a flat, flat fall path can reduce the risk of operator damage by throwing branches and tree debris.
Always look at the trunk of the tree before you start cutting to see which direction it is tilted. (Specify tree support)
In general, cutting and falling a tree is easier and safer when leaning. If you are planning to cut down several trees, make sure that the tree you are cutting down is not in the path of another tree falling. This makes it easy to cut the trunk of the tree and cut the branches.
Determine your location during falling
Once you've determined the best path for the tree to fall, you need to determine a safe place to stand when the tree comes down. The best and safest place you can stand when the tree falls is on the opposite side of the cutting edge at a 45-degree angle.
Under no circumstances should you move behind the tree when the tree falls, as the tree may fall backwards and be damaged during the fall.
Cut the trunk of the tree with a chainsaw
To cut a tree with a chainsaw, you need 3 cuts on the trunk of the tree: 2 cuts on the front surface of the trunk and one cut on the back of the trunk.
The first step is to make cleft cuts, which should be made on the side of the tree fall path. There are 3 types of slit cuts on tree trunks:
1- Open faced: This type of gap is a wide 90 degree cut. This type of gap is the safest and most accurate gap to cut the trunk of a tree.
2- Conventional gap: In this type of cutting, the floor of the created gap is smooth and forms an angle of 45 degrees upwards.
3- Humboldt gap: In this type of gap, the upper part of the cut is smooth and flat, and then the cut downwards forms an angle of 45 degrees. These three types of cuts are shown in the figure below.
Always do not stand on the front of the tree when cutting on the trunk of the tree, as this can cause serious damage to you.
Make a cut in the back of the trunk
This cut should be made on the other side of the cuts we made on the trunk. This cutting will completely cut the tree trunk and help the tree fall completely by creating a joint. Also, the incision at the back of the trunk should be 1 inch higher than the cut line in front of the trunk.
After going through these steps and creating the gaps mentioned, the tree should fall to the ground on the way we talked about.
By no means do I want to convey that I recommend for the mother to be inactive, and that she should be kept at a distance of about 6 meters from the tree in order to avoid possible accidents.
Watching the video below can help you do the tree cutting process the right way.
Summary and conclusion
In this article, a step-by-step guide to cutting down a tree with a chainsaw is outlined. But before you can cut down a tree, you have to go through two steps and then start cutting down the tree.
These two steps are choosing the right motor saw and how to set up the basic and standard motor saw. We suggest you read the article "How to choose and buy a chainsaw?" And be sure to read "How to set up a chainsaw".