Precautions when cutting small tress with electric saw!
An electric saw can be quite useful for many jobs. Whether you are cutting wood, plastic, metal, or any other material, an electric saw can help you get through that work. The most common use of electric saw is for cutting wood.
And, the most popular types for wood cutting are circular saws and chain saws. Circular saws are commonly used when you have work like flooring, sub-flooring, crown molding, etc.
They are also good for DIY home or school projects.
In short words, those projects that require less power and efficiency. A chainsaw, however, is used for cutting wood logs or trees. It depends on the power of a chainsaw, if it is capable of cutting small or large trees as well.
No matter whether you are performing a small or an advanced task with an electric saw, there are some precautions that you must always take. They keep you safe from many injuries. Let’s have a look at few important points.
Projection of the chips:
When cutting wood logs or small trees with an electric saw, the wood chips are splashed at the user. This can cause several injuries to the worker. Or, if the speed of the saw is too much or it is cutting at more power, the chips can project back at even further range. If there are some people standing back, it can injure them as well.
The more powerfully you are using an electric saw; the dangers of splashing chips would increase. To avoid this, there are many electric saws that come with hard metal shells or other options that prevent this issue. It is recommended to choose those saws.
Ensure the position of your Hand:
The most obvious precaution is to make sure your hand is out of the work line. If you are focused on cutting an object that requires holding it from other hand. Or, it is common to place your hand on that object or on the saw. Make sure that your hand is out of the blade’s radius.
If you place your hand on the saw, put it on the safer side. If you are placing it on the workpiece, hold it far away from the position of your saw. Taking this small precaution can keep your hand safe from injuries.
Use a saw that produces less vibration:
If a chainsaw causes more vibrations, it can be slipped. And if it slips, it can hurt your hand or other parts as well. The vibrations are caused by faster speed of a saw.
So, you can take two precautions in this. You are recommended to use the electric saw at a lower speed. But if you need more speed, due to the density of some objects, and then buy one that does not produce many vibrations.
Wear Safety Gear:
One precaution to rule them all is to wear safety gear during work. This can protect you from the splashing chips and other dangers as well. The safety gear varies, depending on the type of saw and field of work. Less intensive works would not require much, however, for advanced projects, safety measures are important.
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