10 Pro Tips and Tricks to Use a Chainsaw

10 Pro Tips and Tricks to Use a Chainsaw

A chainsaw is a versatile and surgical tool for trimming gardens and cutting trees as well as firewoods. It is useful and has multipurpose usage. As it is a powerful surgical instrument, therefore, it is dangerous as well.

If you are a beginner, you need to be very cautious during the use of the chainsaw. One wrong maneuver can prove to be quite fatal. The tool is so dangerous that it might cause fatal injuries, limbs loss and even death.

Every machine has some specific techniques for efficient and safe use, and the same applies to chainsaws as well. There are a few tricks of using a chainsaw safely. So, if you want to start using a chainsaw, you must know those tricks and tips.

A high-quality battery powered chainsaw also brings a huge difference in ensuring safety. For first-time chainsaw users investing in a good-quality chainsaw is a must.

Only then you will be allowed to apply the pro tricks. Now, if you have a chainsaw, we have ten pro tips and tricks for you.  Hopefully, the tips and techniques will be a great help to you during your felling and cutting bouts.

Know your chainsaw well

Before using any tool, knowing about its every part is crucial. The importance of knowledge on gravity increases even more with risky instruments like chainsaws. Learn the location of power on/off switch, trigger control, and throttle lock. Have proper knowledge of what they do and when you need to use them. Then practice them again and again to master those aspects.

Wear gloves

Always wear thick gloves while using a chainsaw because the hands remain at maximum risk during the chainsaw usage. The constant vibration of the chainsaw also causes discomfort. The gel-filled gloves are the best to absorb the vibration. They are thick as well.

Hearing protection

The noisy tools like chainsaw affect our ears. So, it is necessary to use hearing protection while using the chainsaw. Buy earmuffs or plugs to protect your ears from constant loud noise.

Other safety gears

Besides wearing gloves and ear gears, other safety gears are also essential to wear whether they are not compulsory. Wear a helmet and an eye protector glass. Helmet with face screen is even better.

Wear a shirt with long sleeves, chainsaw chaps, steel-toed boot to ensure full body protection. You can wrap the tooth of the chainsaw with a foam pipe insulation and tie it with rubber bands. Like this, the blade will not be kept open and cause cuts.

Check minutely before starting

A chainsaw with robust battery life, instant start feature, properly placed controls, two sturdy handlebars, sharp tooth, and proper chain tension is the best battery powered chainsaw. Check the chainsaw minutely before starting to ensure maximum comfort while using the tool. Always charge the instrument fully, fill oil and gas if needed, and check the sharpness of the tooth.

Start correctly

Once you switch on the power button of the chainsaw, you will feel a jerk. The sudden jolt can cause injuries and to avoid the danger accurately starting it is significant. There are two techniques to start. The first technique is to keep your chainsaw on the ground.

Hold the handlebar with the nondominant hand and place the preferred-toe where the trigger control is before starting the chainsaw. The second technique is to keep the rear of the chainsaw against the right leg. Make sure it is a bit tilted to the right side before yanking the rope.

Hold the right way

Prevent accidents by just properly holding the chainsaw while cutting. A chainsaw has two handles. Always ensure to have an encircling grip on the front handle with the nondominant hand. It allows full control of the saw during kickbacks.

Switch the power while moving to another log or tree. If not convenient then leave the grip of the dominant hand from the rear handle and transmit the chainsaw with the front handle. Make sure it remains at the side while carrying. Like this, you will be safe during tripping and falling.

Never use the kickback zone

You can use both the top and bottom bar of the chain while trimming and felling. However, there is one specific section of the chain which is forbidden to use. It is called the nose or the kickback zone of a chainsaw.

The top half of the chain’s tip is the kickback zone. The moment the nose touches any wooden surface it causes kickback and one can lose the balance. So, be careful.

Treat the gasoline

Always use a stabilizer to treat the gasoline, or it will affect the durability of the instrument. Buy gas in small quantity to avoid using a stale product to run your machine. Mix the stabilizer immediately after buying the gas. You can wrap the opening of the tank with plastic, and seal it with the cap to avoid the fuel leakage.

Know when to sharpen

The easy way to gauge the sharpness of the blade is to check the sawdust. If the chain splits chips instead of sawdust, it requires sharpening.  Also, a sharp chain will allow cutting with less force. So, if you are applying too much strength while felling, your chainsaw requires sharpening.

These are some tips for comfortably using a chainsaw. Use these techniques to become a master in chainsaw skill. If you are a beginner, then make sure that you are using a chainsaw under supervision.

Do not try using such a risky instrument alone unless you have practiced enough to be called the most skilled. Always stay alert and hold concentration sincerely while using a chainsaw. Ensure safe use and be protected indeed.

How to Calibrate a Telescopic Sight With Buying Tips

Telescopic Sight: When you buy a telescopic sight for the first time, you may have the impression that you will not know how to mount it properly on your rifle and, usually, you go to friends or professionals who can help you do it so that your viewer is fully adjusted to your gun and put to zero.

In this article, I will give you some guidelines on how you can do it yourself in a simple way and with words that you understand to make it even easier for you. This process has no mystery, and that is why, when you finish reading this post, you will realize how easy it is.

What do the numbers on a telescopic scope mean?

I am referring to the nomenclature that appears in the sights, such as 24 X 50 or 6-24 x 50, which is usually a standard format and which provide you with all the performance information you can expect.

Telescopic Sight

⇒ Fixed magnification view (ex: 24 x 50)

The first number indicates the number of times you can increase what you are looking at, in this case, it would increase 24 times the actual size. The higher this number, the greater the increase. The second number (measured in mm) is the degree of opening, that is, the diameter of the head of the scope (the front part of the scope). The higher that number, the greater the visual field and the greater the light input.

With this last point you have to be careful because the larger the diameter of the scope, depending on the rifle that you are going to use, it will force you to take it off so you can install it to the stock, so your face will be low, and it will be difficult to focus.

⇒ Look for variable magnification (3-9 x 50)

In this case, the first two numbers mean that you can increase the size of what you are seeing 3 times to 9 times. Likewise, the second number means the degree of opening or diameter of the head of the scope, which is measured in mm. These sights are ideal for all those who practice long distance shooting.

Tips for buying an excellent telescopic sight

So that the view is of good quality and allows you to work with her in all light environments, you have to spend as much or more money than the cost of the rifle. The quality of the scope is measured according to the quality of the crystals with which it is manufactured and the sharpness it offers from the environment in lousy lighting conditions.

Keep in mind that a look is not to buy it every day, on the contrary, it is possible that you change your rifle and the watch will continue to be worth it because, if you take good care of it and choose the one that best suits what you are looking for, you can last a lifetime

If you plan to use the rifle to shoot at different distances, you should opt for a variable magnification sight, while if the distances vary very little, with a fixed magnification view you have more than enough.

If you are going to use the rifle in low light conditions, I recommend that the reticle is illuminated so you can have a better view of where the point of impact is in low light conditions. You can find both fixed increase and variable increase.

The more increases the scope has, the more difficult it will be to have it stable because of the vibrations we make when holding it, so it is not necessary to have any increases if later it will cost you to hit the target.

If you can afford it, look for German, Austrian or Swiss telescopic sights, and as a second option those manufactured in the United States. In my experience, do not trust Chinese brands because they can give you a hare.

If you are looking for a telescopic sight that is polyvalent, I recommend a fixed magnification of 6 x 42. In the case that you look for a precision sight, I recommend that the reticle be fine.

How to calibrate a telescopic scope

Before zeroing your telescopic sight, you must mount it on the rifle. For this, I recommend that you place it in a place where it does not move and stay fixed so that the assembly is the best possible. Once you have done this, you have to place it on the mount, and the rings, whose separation distance between the sight and the rifle should be about 1.5 “, and tighten it leaving it slightly loose.

To align it concerning the rifle you have to find that the rifle’s rifle point coincides with the center of the point of the scope and that is where you must make the last adjustments to tighten the rings and leave it fastened.

Once you have mounted the rifle sight, you only have to go to the shooting range and do the tests to calibrate it. I leave a video so you can see visually how to do it in a fast and straightforward way.

Distance to calibrate a telescopic scope

The range to calibrate a telescopic scope will depend on the type of rifle barrel you have (not all rifles behave in the same way from certain distances), the ammunition and the kind of shot that you will generally perform.

If you are going to shoot from a distance of 14 to 60 meters, I recommend you calibrate the sight at 40 meters so that the margin of error is minimal in the minimum and maximum distance.

If instead, you want to shoot at longer distances, the first thing you have to take into account is if your cannon can make effective shots at that distance and then you should see if the ammunition is effective at those distances. You can see an example in the attached image of the caliber 308 Winchester.

Anyway, I leave you a video where you can see both the way to zero your rifle as well as the process to calibrate the scope telescope over long distances.


As you have been able to verify, calibrating a telescopic sight is not a complicated task, and I hope that, with the information and the steps to follow that I offer you in this article, I will help you to do it without problems. Remember that the diameter of the pupil of a normal eye is 7mm so if you want to make an optimal opening rule of the objective you can divide the diameter of the target between the increases, the number 7 not exceeding the result.

Need for Personal Defense in the Face of Increasing Public Insecurity

Need for Personal Defense: Citizen insecurity has increased, causing the simple fact of going out on the street, can cause anxiety and uncertainty to people. Today we talk about the methods that citizens have to protect themselves.

Need for Personal Defense

In recent months, the entire Shoke Store team has received a large number of doubts and questions about an issue that nowadays seems essential: personal defense and the products that are there to ensure it. These questions also came from all kinds of people beyond their sex and age, who felt insecure or who believed that some member of their family, partner or friends, could be.

And is that in recent times all citizens have witnessed regrettable cases that have caused us some insecurity and fear, which has been increased by laws that can sometimes be too lax and that many have come to believe that protect more the person who commits the crime than the victim of his act. And it is because of this question that citizens ask themselves if they are unprotected or there is something they can do to protect themselves against possible aggressors or attackers. Today we want to dedicate this article to detail the legal methods of self-defense that you have, which we believe can be useful both to you and to people around you.

1st courses of self-defense

In Shoke Store we have been doing personal defense courses for women for years, but like this option, you have other possibilities such as martial arts courses or boxing. Thanks to these courses you will learn all kinds of exercises for the different situations that you can face, and you will gain security, noticing that if something happened to you, now you can answer.

We believe that if you feel uncertainty or fear, you must take one of these courses of defense person because not only will give you a reasonable basis, but also the ability not to be paralyzed before a dangerous situation or risk.

2nd Sprays of personal defense

The questions that most times we answer in SHOKE, have to do with the sprays of own security: what is the best model? Is it legal? How should I use it?

The first thing you should know is that YES, it is legal for all those who are over 18 years old, so it is the instrument of personal defense that we always recommend that you take with you. On the contrary, anti violator sprays that you can do at home and whose tutorials continuously appear on the Internet are not only illegal but can be dangerous for the carrier, since it has not gone through the security measures that the sprays have had — approved personal defense.

Concerning the best models, at Shoke Shop we always recommend Fito personal defense sprays for their type of gas, which allows pepper gas to reach the attacker’s eyes without having hit them directly. You must bear in mind that gel pepper sprays do require that aim that if at any moment it can be difficult, in a situation of fear it is much more. However, we have created an infographic so that you know in a much more visual way the characteristics of the different sprays.

Finally, its method of use is very simple; you have to press it and spray it on the aggressor. Its gas and air format will do the rest. This pepper gas makes the person incapacitated for 15-20 minutes, which allows you to run away without problems. Another option is to combine this spray with the panic button that generates a loud noise that will attract the attention of people who may be close to you and will allow you a better escape.

Shoke store sincerely hopes that very soon we have to see in the press really sad cases and that all people feel safe again living their life as they choose and that the simple fact of going out at night, dress as you want or just Knowing someone does not cause certain insecurity in people. Meanwhile, we hope these self-defense tips have been useful for you.

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How to Build Emergency Shelters (Step by Step)

How to Build Emergency Shelters: In an emergency situation (night falls, bad weather, cold and other adversities) you may need to shelter yourself. The fact is that you are in the middle of the mountain and without a four-star hotel nearby. That’s why you have to know how to improvise a shelter. And it is that you will not always have the tent at hand.

How to Build Emergency Shelters (Step by Step)

All shelters consist of a structure and a cover, which can be natural or artificial. In general, it is more practical and ecological, except in an authentic emergency, to use artificial means. Except for construction time, in a cold emergency a refuge with natural resources is safer: if it is well covered and small, it will keep our heat better; For the rain, however, an artificial shelter is much better, plastic is more impermeable than hundreds of branches.

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The fastest and most practical to use as a cover is to carry in the good backpack a plastic of approximately 2×3 meters, with holes in the edges to pass ropes or wires (sold in almost any large area or hardware store). Passing ropes through these holes, we can tie it to trees or shrubs without the need for structure, although tent pegs (winds) come well to fix it to the ground.

How to Build Emergency Shelters

Also, a layer of water or thick aluminized blanket can serve as a cover, although it will be a bit small if we are more than one. And without an emergency, if the weather is rainy, a plastic will make life easier even if you have a store. I find it hard to think how it would have been to work with clients in rivers like the Yukon without a 4×6 plastic; not to mention the jungle, where it can rain in a few minutes.

The shape also conditions the construction of shelter : the most operative are shed with one or two slopes since the tippis (Indian tents) or other forms are more complicated to make unless you have material such as a parachute or a candle.

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The structure can be made with simple ropes or by a complicated construction of sticks. In general, the most operative thing is to build a kind of tent with sticks. It is easily constructed with two fork-shaped poles (Y) that act as lateral supports, and a pole supported on both forks along the main support of the roof. Behind this main structure, the cover (the plastic) can be raised with two other smaller forks.

And in the case of using a natural cover, you will have to tie or place more sticks to support it (as you can see in the image on the left). Do not forget to secure the plastic to the ground by placing some stones on shelters with natural resources always require a structure, and can be covered with branches, leaves, bundles of grass, moss, grass bricks or combinations of these materials; In general, the denser the structure, the easier it will be to place material on top, and the easier it becomes waterproof. The materials that form the cover are placed from top to bottom, mounting one layer on another as if they were tiles.

Although it is difficult to get the material, all practitioners of outdoor life should be able to raise a shelter with natural means with the least possible ecological impact: thrown sticks, grass or cut cereal leaves, pruning remains (branches with leaves they are quite useful), cut scrub (where it is very abundant) … although almost everything today is illegal. But remember that your life is worth more than an alteration in the environment; A storm can have much more impact and nature recovers. Be careful out there, especially in this case with the Civil Guard: what to do the Indian is increasingly difficult.

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Remember that in the extreme case, a fallen tree, a dense shrub (not thorny) or a small cave can be emergency shelters that can be improved with relatively little work; getting between dry leaves can save you from dying of hypothermia. Also, parts of your sports equipment (a paragliding sail, a kayak, and even a bike) will be used as building elements in an emergency !!


  • The location is also vital when making a shelter or camping: avoid risk areas such as floods of rivers or streams, falls of stones, areas of dense vegetation or near stagnant waters with possible “inhabitants” at less annoying
  • The temperature is important: the zones oriented between the East and the South will have more sun exposure, and the sun will shine from earlier.
  • In valleys or valleys avoid the bottom: it will be colder, and too high it is easy for the wind to affect your refuge.
  • If you are in an emergency if you can camp in visible areas.