How To Cut Down A Tree



is there a tree in your yard you want to cut down we'll show you how to use the chainsaw to fell trees those with a diameter less than the length of your saws cutting bar before you start be sure you're familiar with the operation of your saw and follow all safety recommendations for some tips check out our how to use and maintain a chainsaw video for larger trees trees that are near a structure trees that you want to fell opposite of their lien or any tree you feel uncomfortable tackling call a professional start by taking a good look at the area be sure there are no structures power lines people or pets close to a radius equal to the height of the tree then pick a direction you want the tree to fall and plan a clear escape path opposite the direction of the fall and at a 45 degree angle clear the area around the tree and make sure there are no loose branches overhead with the tree on your left make a 70 degree cut on the side facing the direction you want the tree to fall use the felling site on the top of the saw as a guide cut to a depth of about a quarter of the trees diameter for the next cut turn the soft sideways and cut horizontally to meet your first cut creating a notch be sure the cuts meat for the felling cut move to the opposite side and make a horizontal cut slightly above the previous cut saw until you have enough room to insert a wedge then finish the cut being sure not to touch the wedge with the blade don't cut through leave about ten percent of the width as a hinge when the tree begins to fall move away down your escape path once the tree is down remove the branches called lemming work carefully starting at the base you can cut downward called a pulling chain or cut up work call the pushing chain off setting cots keep the chain from binding limbs on the underside can be cut if you have a good working height limbs under tension can be cut later when the tree can be turned large branches can be under great tension and should be cut starting from the outside working toward the trunk when you've removed the limbs it's time to cut the trunk called bucking look for where the wood might compress as it's cut cut a third of the way through the side where compression might take place then cut a one-inch offset from the opposite side to keep the blade from binding and give you more control a wedge can also be used to hold the gap for logs on the ground cut through most of the way then turn the log and finish the cut so the blade doesn't contact the ground for logs supported on one end cut up from the bottom then finish the cut on top cut the pieces into manageable sizes and stack them away from the work area by working carefully and safely you'll successfully cut down that tree want more great ideas and how-tos go to lowes.com/howto or just click to subscribe next learn how to prune your hedges

21 Comments

  • kamikazeratte

    April 15, 2019

    This is not the safety felling technique, leave about a third of the felling cut behind and form the break strip. Then you put a felling wedge in the cut, then the last third can be cut. This ensures the highest controllability when a tree falls.

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  • William

    April 15, 2019

    Narrator: turn the log and finish the cut, ensure the "blade" doesnt touch the ground.
    Chainsaw Operator: (starts digging for potatoes)

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  • Samuel I

    April 15, 2019

    If you have to watch this video…
    You're really gonna miss your family.. or at least your fingers.
    Stick to paperwork, Poindexter. ?

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  • Craig Gubser

    April 15, 2019

    Dont follow the instructions of this video it will get you hurt or killed. If you need a tree taken down call a professional.

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  • onlychain saw

    April 15, 2019

    This video is very important for all chainsaw user for keeping safe himself.

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  • The Minister

    April 15, 2019

    I was in a skilled trade for many years. One of the first things about projects outside of my trade was “Always ask the person that does it for a living.” The next thing was “Never ask the one trying to sell you something “ The last, stay even farther from someone that tells you, “ I saw it done once and it’s real easy” or “ I have a friend that knows how to do everything “
    People that do it for a living know what they’re talking about. Tree felling can be very dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. The rest of the ones that I mentioned will suddenly have some place to go when the tree has flattened part of your house or your garage. They may not say anything and just break into a run after you have taken out the power lines on the hottest/coldest day and they see the neighbors coming to see you and they’re carrying items like hot tar and clubs. ASK THE PROFESSIONAL

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  • Trixerso Gaming

    April 15, 2019

    Like to stop tree abuse

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  • Amr Bilbessi

    April 15, 2019

    SAVE THE TREES

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  • -Kar_Lo- 23

    April 15, 2019

    what tree cutters do is hurting the earth

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  • Sam Schneider

    April 15, 2019

    A professional sawer would never make a 70 degree notch cut on the face , it wastes to much wood by the time your done , that's how it was when I was in the woods or you were sent packing , wood is money

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  • Soft Raccoon

    April 15, 2019

    it's midnight

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  • web

    April 15, 2019

    That was a really nice maple they cut down. Couldn't find a rotten boxelder or green ash somewhere???

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  • shailesh upadhyay

    April 15, 2019

    Pagal bewakoof tree ko Katna bhi nahi chahiye aur tu uska video Bana raha hai?????

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  • Shane Thomas

    April 15, 2019

    I gotta cut down a tree …but I'm gonna burn it and be useful with wood …and the only reason I'm cutting it down is so that I can get my house in here and down my driveway with enough room to turn it in and put it where it's gonna go..

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  • Mr Henn Plays

    April 15, 2019

    what did that tree ever do to you

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  • LightGesture

    April 15, 2019

    Learned something here. I like the staggered cut. Makes total sense now that I think of it! Thanks.

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  • Ryans sawmill

    April 15, 2019

    LMAO

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  • Jerry Nunya

    April 15, 2019

    How to cut a tree down…. first you get a real chainsaw. STIHL is the only way to go lol

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  • Asiqul Grz

    April 15, 2019

    I hate this vido.
    Do not cut the tree.
    This a badthink.
    I hate

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  • free fire herose

    April 15, 2019

    Hi man i am mandy i don no how to the tree you teeg me thanks man

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  • earth godzilla

    April 15, 2019

    Mincraft is fighting back on this saying all u got to do is punch it

    Reply

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