A chainsaw can only truly turn its power into peak cutting performance with a sharp chain. We explain below how to recognise the signs of a dull saw chain.
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The personal protective equipment for the forestry industry, aka PPE Forestry, is now becoming even safer. Drawing on the results of a major study, a new standard governing work clothing will come into force on 1 May 2016; high visibility orange will be changing to bright pink. Millions of foresters and woodsmen are now facing a race against time to equip themselves for the new standard.
Anyone who works in the forest or the garden wearing STIHL protective clothing knows all too well that a job well done leaves cut-protection clothing soiled. Resin and grass stains, soil and dust in particular cling to cut-protection trousers.
If you want your chainsaw to deliver the best cutting performance each and every time and to enjoy a long service life as well, you should make sure to do several key things.
Petrol-powered garden tools, such as chainsaws, brushcutters, lawn mowers and hedge trimmers, should be stored properly during the winter so that they are ready for use again next spring.
Is your hedge trimmer not cutting as well as it normally does? Are twigs getting caught in the blades? Are branches not being cut evenly? There can be a variety of reasons for blades on hedge trimmers not cutting properly. Here, we show you how to find and eliminate the cause.
Ideally, you shouldn’t wait until the blades are showing signs of serious wear before sharpening them. The blades should be sharpened regularly after about every 50 hours of operation to maintain cutting performance.