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Cleaning Up After a Storm

Families trapped in their homes. Trees coming straight at you while working. As a firefighter in frequently storm-hit Mississippi, Woodman Speights has plenty of experience of working with chainsaws in tough conditions. Like the dangerous task of storm cleanup – something that should only be done by trained professionals. “I’ve seen some serious damage,” he […]

Husqvarna XP Chainsaw Factory Cash Back

The latest promo from Husqvarna… Purchase a Husqvarna T540XP, 550XP, 562XP, 576XP, 390XP, 395XP or a 3120XP Chainsaw during April, May and June 2015 from Arbormaster, and claim up to $300 FACTORY CASH BACK*, PLUS ask about our 6 months interest free in-store. Available at participating dealers only. Claim $100 when you purchase a T540XP […]

Husqvarna’s World Class Product Development

Husqvarna’s popular products are known worldwide for their reliable performance and high quality build, the result of a development process out of the ordinary. Besides being developed by engineers that are devoted users themselves, all products are continuously and rigorously tested before reaching the market. By co-workers, professionals – and even world-class logging athletes like […]

How to Start a Chainsaw

To get the most life from your chainsaw (and more importantly — for your own safety), it is important to know how to start a chainsaw properly. Firstly, the chain brake should be activated when you start the chainsaw. Many chainsaw models can be started in what is known as half-throttle position. The chain can then rotate […]

Different Types of Chainsaws

When selecting the proper chainsaw, it is also important to know the different types of chainsaws. Chainsaws can be broadly divided into the following groups: 1. PROFESSIONAL SAWS. Chainsaws with maximum performance and optimum ergonomics. Designed for professional full-time or part-time use. 2. ALL-ROUND SAWS. Robust chainsaws. Built as professional saws, but with a slightly […]

Choosing a Proper Chainsaw

Modern chainsaws are adapted to suit specific working conditions and users. Before buying a chainsaw, you should ask yourself a few check questions about how to use it. The answers will help in choosing a proper chainsaw and select the appropriate type and size of chainsaw. Check questions before you buy a chainsaw How experienced am […]

Personal Safety Equipment for Arborists

Protective clothing should be signal coloured, ensuring you are clearly visible in the open. Personal safety equipment for arborists must be tested in accordance with applicable international rules and standards within the EU and the US (CE/ISO/UL marking). These requirements may vary by country. You can obtain further information from your local servicing dealer. For […]

Basic Rules for Working with a Chainsaw

THE THUMB GRIP. Keep a steady grip on both handles on the saw. Thumbs and fingers must be completely wrapped around the handles. It is very important to hold the thumb of your left hand under the front handle in order to reduce the force of a possible kickback. CLOSE CONTACT. Do not be afraid […]

Basic Chainsaw Safety

A modern chainsaw must be fitted with the following safety features: 1. KICKBACK GUARD AND CHAIN BRAKE The chain brake is designed to be activated in two ways. Or three, if the saw is fitted with TrioBrake™: If your left wrist forces the kickback guard forwards, the chain brake will activate. Following kickback the chain […]

What is TrioBrake?

TrioBrake™ is a safety system for Husqvarna chainsaws, where the chain brake can be activated in a third way – with your right hand – besides the two customary ways, i.e. with the left wrist and through the inertia function. TrioBrake™ can provide extra protection in situations where a regular chain brake fails to provide […]