Safety Equipment Needed to Fell a Tree

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Learn what safety equipment is needed to safely cut down a tree in this free how-to video on felling trees. View Video Transcript

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George A. Finn III

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Hi! I am Drew Finn here for Expert Village.com. We are going to discuss how to cut down a tree safely today. This video is brought to you by Black Dog Video. You can visit it on blackdogvideo.biz. General safety is very important to fell on a tree. You can easily be killed by it. So, you have got to be very serious, you got to think about things, you got to know what is going on and if you have any hesitation at all, hire a professional to cut it down. We can show you how to do it safely, but you have got to be confident and you have got to be careful. Safety equipment includes glasses, ear protection, gloves for hands. The chaffs are very important. If you can get them, great. These are Kevlar. They will protect you from a saw cut. So you are cutting in saw and hitch your leg. If you have shorts on, forget it completely. If you have jeans on, forget it completely even if the saw is not even running. But if the saw is running, these are made out of Kevlar, same stuff, bulletproof vests are made out of and they are very good to protect you from injury. Good boots are also needed to help protect your feet; steel toed preferred.