Chain Shot Safety

Mechanical Timber Harvesting Handbook

This handbook provides information that Oregon® Cutting Systems considers critical to the successful and safe use of saw-chain- based cutting systems in mechanized wood harvesting and processing.

Oregon Cutting Systems (USA)

Chain shot is the high velocity separation and ejection of a piece or pieces of cutting chain from the end of a broken chain in mechanized timber cutting.

Chain Shot Primer

While the risk of a chain shot event can't be eliminated, it can be reduced by following some simple operational recommendations.