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« on: November 10, 2007, 11:08:00 AM »
At work we got some new non anti kickback non safety chain with a single raker.  Ive used it before somewhat but what are some good rules to follow?  And what to watch out for?  Thanks.

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Re: safety advice
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2007, 12:11:36 PM »
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Come again... ??? ;D
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Re: safety advice
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2007, 01:36:37 PM »
Ok, sorry for the confusion :D  I meant we have the real deal sawchain.  Its not the low profile kickback safety stuff, it is single raker professional chain.  What are some safety precautions and guidelines I should follow?  Thanks

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Re: safety advice
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2007, 01:41:58 PM »
Chaps, hardhat, eye protection, ear protection would come to mind.

Keep rpm up when cutting, and watch the tip location.

Brake on if moving more than one step...it is the recommendation of the "Game of Logging" program, and is probably a good one to get in the habit of when cutting.

The "single raker" comment has me puzzling over what you mean.  :) :)

What brand and number is it, for your chain?
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Re: safety advice
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2007, 05:35:13 PM »
all the same precautions and procedures apply for safety or non safety chain
it is not a large difference in how they cut and it will not pull the saw out of your hands
the main safety issues are covered in any chainsaw manual , if none are supplied to you ask for one or download any manual from ant chainsaw manufacturer or go to oregon chain for tips and what beenthere said

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Re: safety advice
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2007, 05:39:51 PM »
beenthere, I think the pieces Im talking about are depth rakers.  Theres one right in front of the tooth and another in front of that on the safety chains we have.  On the new chains we have just one raker right in front of the tooth.  We have chaps, I need to get saw gloves and a new hard hat.  And I have steel toe boots.  Thanks for the help guys.

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Re: safety advice
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2007, 05:41:47 PM »
I think what Im referring to is a guard link. 

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Re: safety advice
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2007, 10:11:21 PM »
All that guard link does is stick out when the chain is traveling around the nose. It is to help prevent or lessen kickback when the upper quadrant of the nose touches something solid. It does slow down the cutting too, but not enough that most people would notice.
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Re: safety advice
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2007, 10:41:35 PM »
does it stop the boring?
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Re: safety advice
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2007, 01:15:26 AM »
It does stop the boring. I hold mine up to the bench grinder and take them off. It only takes a couple minutes. Joe
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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2007, 05:37:29 AM »
Stay out of the kickback zone, and watch the tip of the bar. hurt_smiley
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Re: safety advice
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2007, 10:28:44 AM »
I have been able to bore cut with safety chain (91vs?) on the smaller saws and my pole saws. It is just slow. I tried it with my smaller saws before I tried it with my full comp and full skip chains.

I did not intentionally cut only with the upper quad, so I can't say if it would cut that way.



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