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CHAINSAW USE AND MAINTENANCE. Objectives: Teach or refresh personnel how to use chainsaws and powersaws Learn saw safety guidelines Learn about saw use.

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1 CHAINSAW USE AND MAINTENANCE

2 Objectives: Teach or refresh personnel how to use chainsaws and powersaws Learn saw safety guidelines Learn about saw use PPE Learn about different types of saws used in the fire service

3 Objectives continued Learn the parts of a powersaw Teach or refresh personnel how to maintain a saw after use Learn how to troubleshoot saw problems

4 Safety Guidelines PPE –Hardhat or Helmet –Eye Protection –Chaps –Boots –Gloves –Hearing protection –Long Sleeved shirt –Pants

5 Safety Guidelines cont’d Look Up, Look Down, Look Around –Situational awareness –Widow makers –Snags Dead or Alive –Cont’d –Bystanders –Vehicle Traffic –Fire Conditions –Weather –Other fellers

6 Safety Guidelines cont’d Everyone is a Safety officer –Safety officer has final say- NO ARGUING –Mitigate Hazards life over limb Risk benefit factor

7 Safety Guidelines cont’d IF YOU DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE FALLING OR CUTTING A TREE IT IS OK TO SAY NO!

8 Types of Saws Chainsaw Circular saw (K-12) Ventilation Saw (droop nose)

9 Parts of a Chainsaw or Powersaw Powerhead Chain Bar Handle Half/Full Chain Brake Throttle Bar Nuts

10 Powersaw Parts cont’d Gas Tank Oil Tank Spark Plug Exhaust On/Off Switch Choke Air Filter

11 Powersaw Parts cont’d Carburetor Throttle lock Pull Cord/Rope Chain Tightener/Tensioner Make/Model S/N Inventory #

12 Carburetor Spark Plug Pull Cord Powersaw Parts

13 Air Filter CompressionButton Choke Half Wrap Handle Bar Powersaw Parts

14 Chain Brake Half-Wrap Handle Bar Fuel/Gas 50:1 Mix Pull Cord Throttle Throttle Safety Device

15 Bar Chain Chain Adjusting/ Tensioner Screw Powersaw Parts

16 Bar Nuts Compression Relief Button Chain Brake

17 Carbide Tipped Chain

18 Regular Saw Chain

19 Carbide Tipped Circular Saw Blade

20 Fluids Mixed

21 Maintaining Saws Always keep your saw in a state of readiness Keep saw chain sharp Top off gas and oil Blow out air filter Wipe off excess oil

22 MAINTAINING SAWS Maintaining Saws Start saws during weekly and monthly truck checks Store with protector over bar and chain Tighten all bolts and nuts Ensure chain brake is in proper working condition

23 Troubleshooting Saw won’t Start Is the STOP switch ON If cold choke it If warm do not choke it Possible dirty filter Carburetor problem Saw is flooded-let it sit Bad spark plug Out of gas

24 Troubleshooting Saw will not cut –Chain is dull –Chain is on backwards –Chain is not getting lubricated –Your not cutting what you are supposed to –Chain brake on

25 RECAP

26 Recap-What did we learn? Taught or refreshed personnel how to use powersaws Saw safety guidelines PPE while using powersaws Different types of saws used in the fire service

27 Recap-What did we learn? Parts of a powersaw Maintaining a saw after use Troubleshooting

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29 Exercise -Get into equal groups, tear down, and clean saws. Identify parts as you go along. -Buck up log/wood that is provided wearing proper PPE.

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