Wear the Right Safety Gear
- A logger's helmet to protect you from falling branches, a major cause of logging injuries.
- Earmuffs and a face screen to protect your ears and eyes.
- Safety glasses to keep the dust out.
- Kevlar chaps, which will stop a chain instantly should you happen to drop the bar against your leg.
Buy Felling Wedges
Two plastic felling wedges will prevent your saw from getting pinched during a cut. You can find these at any outdoor power equipment store that carries chain saws.