CHAIN SAW NAMES AND TERMS
Bucking - The process of cross cutting a felled tree or log into
Chain Brake - A device used to stop the chain saw.
Chain Saw Powerhead - A chain saw without the saw chain and
Clutch - A mechanism for connecting and disconnecting a driven
member to and from a rotating source of power.
Drive Sprocket or Sprocket - The toothed part that drives the
Felling - The process of cutting down a tree.
Felling Back Cut - The final cut in a tree felling operation made
the opposite side of the tree from the notching cut.
Front Handle - The support handle located at or toward the fron
of the chain saw.
Front Handle Guard - A structural barrier between the front
handle of a chain saw and the guide bar, typically located close t
the hand position on the front handle and sometimes employed a
an activating lever for a chain brake.
Guide Bar - A solid railed structure that supports and guides the
Guide Bar Scabbard - Enclosure fitted over guide bar to preven
tooth contact when saw is not in use.
Kickback - The backward or upward motion, or both of the guide
bar occurring when the saw chain near the nose of the top area o
the guide bar contacts any object such as a log or branch, or whe
the wood closes in and pinches the saw chain in the cut.
Kickback, Pinch - The rapid pushback of the saw which can
occur when the wood closes in and pinches the moving saw cha
in the cut along the top of the guide bar.
Kickback, Rotational - The rapid upward and backward motion
the saw which can occur when the moving saw chain near the
upper portion of the tip of the guide bar contacts an object, such
a log or branch.
Low-Kickback Chain - A chain that complies with the kickback
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