10 Steps to Zen Chainsaw Safety

1. Always keep the teeth sharp at 30° with balanced chain tension.

2. Wear goggles, ear muffs, steel capped boots, chaps and sleeves.

3. Cut while firmly standing still, cut not while on the move.

4. Stand on two legs, not one, nor on none, nor on a ladder.

5. Keep blade below chest height, to the side of your body.

6. Cut a log not on the ground, prop it up near under the cut.

7. Limb branches standing on the other side of the tree trunk.

8. Cut only with the blade edge, never touch the log with the tip.

9. Keep your mind on each cut, thinking what will happen after it.

10. Use the saw as a lever, the log as a pivot, and let the teeth bite in.