What Are Chainsaw Dogs? – Benefits of Use and Where to Buy Them

Are you considering purchasing felling chainsaw dogs but don’t know where to start? Look no further! Here, we discuss the advantages of utilizing these specific tools and provide help in finding them. With this article as a guide, you’ll be able to make an informed decision on whether or not it’s worth investing in felling chainsaw dogs.

What Are Chainsaw Dogs?

Chainsaw dogs also referred to as felling dogs or bumper spikes, are devices that assist in safely and effectively cutting down trees. They are made of metal, attach to a chainsaw, and have a spiked design providing support and stability to the chainsaw.

Chainsaw dogs can reduce the risk of kickback and injury to the operator and also help to steady the chainsaw, allowing for greater control for the operator.

Where Can Chainsaw Dogs Be Purchased?

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Chainsaw dogs can be purchased at various outlets, including brick-and-mortar hardware stores and online retailers. They may also be available at specialty chainsaw and forestry equipment dealer stores.

Due to convenience and pricing, we typically direct people to purchase Chainsaw Dogs online from places like Amazon or eBay.

Below Are Some Listings for Chainsaw Felling Dogs on Amazon.

Be sure to find your model number before purchasing any parts.

Stihl Chainsaw Felling Dogs

Husqvarna Chainsaw Felling Dogs

For a more unique experience, WestCoastSaw offers an array of custom-built based felling dogs with 3, 4, or 5-point designs to suit professional arborists and hobbyists. Their dogs fit both Husquvarna and Stihl chainsaws.

An interesting feature of the WestCoastSaw 3-point design is that it has a longer center dog that lines up with the chain kerf and helps to provide a smooth and effortless cut.

As such, you can build the perfect tool for yourself and enjoy a truly custom feel! A

An advantage of using WestCoastSaw is that they offer a high-quality felling dog buying experience and eliminate having to search for the right felling dog for your chainsaw. This makes the felling dog search a lot easier for customers. Shipping is also free on orders of $99 or more.

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Another thing to note is they include a chain catcher for their Husqvarna kits. However, they note on their website that Stihl felling dog kits do not include a chain catcher.

A chain catcher must be used to keep their warranty in effect. Not running a chain catcher may cause stress on the outside dog and cause it to break and void the WestCoastSaw warranty, according to their website.

What are felling dogs made of?

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Felling dogs are usually made of thick heat-treated steel and are oversized compared to stock dogs. Thick-barked trees are tough for stock-felling dogs to penetrate.

However, the thick heat-treated steel of aftermarket felling dogs has great sticking power when it comes to piercing thick-barked trees.

What are the dogs on a chainsaw for?

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The primary purpose of felling dogs is to provide stability and support during the felling process; they also play an important role in reducing kickback. Felling dogs should always be used in conjunction with a chain catcher.

In addition, when using a chainsaw to cut up firewood, felling dogs help provide additional strength to the chainsaw’s bite to help provide an effortless cut. Stock-felling dogs do not provide as much sticking power as an after-market dual-felling dog setup.

What are bumper spikes on a chainsaw?

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When used carefully in conjunction with certain cutting techniques, bumper spikes (pro-safety felling dogs) help prevent the chainsaw from being recoiled back at the operator during a kickback situation. They also provide greater control and stability for the operator.

By providing added support, bumper spikes (pro-safety felling dogs) reduce fatigue, add additional strength and make tasks such as cutting logs and firewood more efficient.

Wrapping Up

Felling dogs are essential accessories for any chainsaw, especially Husqvarna and Stihl chainsaws, for operators looking to increase safety, control, and efficiency. With the right felling dogs, chain catcher, and technique, you’ll be able to achieve professional results with ease.

We hope this article was helpful in providing insight into the advantages of using pro safety felling dogs and where to purchase them. Get out there and get cutting! Good luck!

Happy cutting!

Steven R

I have been part of the chainsaw and outdoor power equipment business in one way or the other for over 35 years. There are not many things that I have not seen in the business. From repairs, sales, equipment operation, and safety I can help you with your questions.

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