McCulloch chainsaw how to avoid log split?

Hi Folks,

I run several times into a situation when I was cutting the log and it got split and very strong kickback came. Is it sth that happens to everyone? Does anyone know a good technique how to avoid those?


Hi Tom,

First you should judge if the is a risk that log will split. If yes, then start by cutting from below at about 1/3 of the way and only once finished move to cutting from above till both cuts meet. Naturally log or branch should be supported at each end.