On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 01:30:05 GMT, Lobby Dosser
Then that's not a top-handle chainsaw.
All (?) chainsaws have a top handle. Most have a rear handle too. A
"top handle" saw _only_
has a top handle. You use it one-handed and
you don't have the rear handle to give you an extra couple to try and
control any kickback.
They're basically dangerous and uncontrollable. They're only
justifiable if you're working up a tree and need one hand for yourself
- more an arborist's tool than a lumberman's. If you get a kickback,
the saw _will_
jump up, because you simply can't control it in one
hand. Your only hope of vaguely safe working is to reliably always
know that when it jumps, you aren't where it's going to be heading.
This requires skill and practice.