Chain Saws are NOT toys!
They are the most dangerous power tool you can buy.
Only scroll down if you want to see what can and does happen to the human body with a chain saw.
KICKBACKS ARE NOT FUN
Kickback of a chainsaw is when the teeth on the chain catch on something as they rotate around the tip of the blade. The teeth may have enough force to cause the blade to kick back violently toward you, hence the term "kickback." They happen when the nose of the blade strikes another object or starting a bore cut improperly or when the blade nose or tip catches the bottom or side of a saw cut during reinsertion.
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Hand, leg and foot injuries are not fun either.
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BE SAFE OUT THERE!
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