If you are reading this you have no doubt invested in one or more battery powered garden tools including your cordless battery chainsaw and, in the process, you have invested in the future. Congratulations. You are now in possession of groundbreaking technology that will make working in your garden easier cleaner, less hassle, with advanced, lighter, more powerful battery tools than ever before.
We are keen that you get the very best performance from your battery powered chainsaws from the very first time you ‘charge-up and go’. Subsequently, we hope the following guidelines and advice will help. They are based on our extensive experience, with reference to the sorts of questions new cordless chainsaw users regularly ask us.
As a preliminary tip, do read your manuals and instruction sheets thoroughly before you start and keep them to hand while you get used to your machine. They will offer you advice you may well need.
Preparation: Before you use your chainsaw for the first time…
- Make sure you get used to the weight of your cordless chainsaw. Try lifting and wielding it without it being switched on to get used to it.
- Check all your bolts/nuts/screws are tight before using
Maintenance: The motor of a cordless chainsaw should require little or no maintenance, however, there are many elements to a chainsaw, so regular inspection and looking after the chain, guide bar and safety features is very important…
- Make sure the chain is free running and at the right tension. Keep the chain lubricated and clean.
- Check and clean your Chain Brake regularly and give it at least one trial run before every use.
- Take a look at your Chain Catcher and check it for wear.
- Check all your Hand Guards and Handles and make sure they are stable and solid.
Servicing: Don’t forget that Annual Servicing is recommended by the manufacturers and is a requirement if you want to extend the guarantee beyond the first year. An out of tune engine, for example, can reduce performance.
Health & Safety: A chainsaw needs safe handling. These tips should help
- It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you wear safety clothing when using your chainsaw to avoid potential injury. At the very least, a pair of sturdy metal toecap work boots and strong gloves, ear defenders and goggles.
- You should be "reasonably fit both physically and mentally” before attempting to use a chainsaw so, before you start any work, make sure you are feeling well and alert. Also make sure you are not suffering from the effects of alcohol and that you are not over tired. Hopefully you have chosen a chainsaw that is not too heavy for your physical strength. (see preparation notes above) Even so, take regular rests and avoid stretching or straining during use. However, if you do find your chainsaw particularly unwieldy or difficult please contact us on the e-mail address below to discuss this.
- Don’t ever make cuts with the saw between your legs; you should make sure your chainsaw is always outside of your legs, to the side. Don’t ever stand on a log and saw between your feet.
- Always stand to one side of the branch or log you are cutting.
- Do bear in mind that if there is a chain problem and it breaks or comes loose, it will probably whip straight back so NEVER be in line with the chain and make sure no one else is in line with it.
- Try to switch off the second you have finished cutting.
- Don’t ever move from cutting area to area with the chain in cutting mode and NEVER run with the chainsaw
- Always transport your chainsaw in a case if possible, but at the very least put a guard on the chain and bar.
- Make sure you keep a tip guard on your saw during use whenever possible. This will help prevent kickback.
- Try to avoid cutting with the blade tip, this will help avoid kickback.
- Try to cut below shoulder height wherever possible. This will keep a chainsaw away from your shoulders and head in the event of kickback.
Finally, thank you so much for your custom. We sincerely hope you enjoy using your new cordless chainsaw and if you have questions or issues not covered in this letter, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org