1984 - Volume #8, Issue #1, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Attachment Prevents Chain Saw Kickback
Invented by Don Lanz, Clackamas, Oregon and marketed by Lanz and his partner Mark Paczesniak, the Lift 'n' Guard is making a big hit with wood cutters in the Northwest.
"It takes a lot of the effort out of firewood cutting and cleanup work, letting you cut wood right on the ground without continually putting the saw down to lift wood off the ground. As the saw cuts into the wood, the Lift ŠN' Guard automatically lifts the log or limb from the ground, eliminating pinching and protecting the bar and chain from ground damage. Since a replacement chain and bar can cost $50 or more, that feature alone is worth the cost of the attachment," says Paczesniak.
The Lift 'N' Guard is made from lightweight alloys, adding just 2 lbs. to the weight of a saw. It's designed to fit any saw with up to a 20 in. bar and comes equipped with a new bar and chain to fit most saws on the market.
A side benefit of the Lift ŠN' Guard is that, when a log is in the cradle of the device, it prevents saw kickback, which is responsible for most serious chain saw injuries. It also prevents damage to legs and feet since the cradle of the Lift Guard protects the underside of the saw.
A 14-in. bar model, that'll also fit 10 and 12-in. bars, sells for $79.95, including a new bar and chain. The 20-in. model sells for $94.95.
Models are available to fit most any chain saw.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Energy Equipment Co., P.O. Box 385, Clackamas, Ore. 97015 (ph 503 631-2833).
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