Left Handed Chainsaw

choosing-a-chainsawIs there a left handed chainsaw? This is a question a lot of lefties would ask. Some people insist that someone out there makes left handed chain saw. However, this is not true and unfortunately all of them are designed for a right-hander only. If you’ve been looking for one for a long time, forget it now! And the best bet for you is to train your right hand from now on in order to adroitly use this tool.

This is one undisputed fact that most people are right-handed around the world. For that reason, in everyday life most household items and facilities are designed for people who are dominant with their right hand. In this case, no doubt some dangerous hand tools, like chainsaws and circular saws, can constitute a potential danger to those left-handed persons.

As a portable saw, chainsaw is electricity or gasoline engine-powered. It is mainly used for logging and bucking. That’s to say, you can use it to prune large tree branches or simply the tree itself. Although it is dangerous, you can buy and operate it without license and training. In other words, it is available in any chainsaw dealers, discount stores near you, and local hardware stores. So, you can directly go to open market like Sears, Craftsman, K-mart or Wal-Mart to purchase it since there tons of different brands, sizes, prices, and shapes are for you to choose from. By the way, the recommended brands include Mcculloch, Echo, Husqvarna AB, Stihl, Homelite, Poulan, and so on.

As briefly mentioned above, the improper operation of chain saw can cause injuries or sometimes even deaths. Someone ever compares it to hand grenades that have no safety pin. That’s probably an exaggeration, but taking extra caution always makes sense when it comes to use a chainsaw. In fact, in the United States alone, there are about 40,000 chain saw accidents every year. The sad part is that a little preventive measure may avert most of these tragedies.

Now let’s get back to the chainsaw safety of left-hander. Since this world is mainly created for right-handers, sometimes the southpaw has to change to fit in. Or, more and more frustrations, inconveniences, and safety hazards will occur in your daily lives. Let’s take chain saw as an example. This tool can hurt you easily, especially when you have to operate it with your left hand or unskilled right hand. By the way, one of the most notorious accidents is the so-called kickback.

Since there is no left handed chainsaw at all, the only thing you can do is to hone your skills in order to avoid injuries no matter you operate it with your left or right hand. In other words, nothing but proper knowledge and training can help you out. In addition, if you are left-handed and insist operating the tool this way, it is a good idea for you to obtain a full wrap handle bar model since it can more or less help reduce these accidents.

One thought on “Left Handed Chainsaw”

  1. Being left-handed is really a big problem if anyone wants to use a chainsaw. Moreover, safety must be considered because the improper use can lead to serious consequences. Your advice in the post seems to be reasonable for left-handed people who still want work with a chainsaw. Also, with many modern features of a chainsaw nowadays, if they are trained carefully, I think they don’t have to worry more about that.

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