A. The felling cut should be level with the tip of the directional cut, or slightly above it. Do not forget to leave a hinge with a uniform thickness of at least 3 cm, about 1 1/4 inch.
B. If the diameter of the trunk is less than the bar length, you simply make the felling cut directly from the back and in the felling direction.
C. If not, you should start by bringing the saw in from the side of the trunk and moving backwards around the tree as you cut.
D. Stand firmly with your feet apart, keep your left thumb around the handle, and apply full throttle before you start cutting.
E. When the felling cut is roughly halfway, stop the saw and insert a pry bar or drive a wedge into the cut. This prevents the tree from falling backwards and trapping the saw. A pry bar also makes it easier to fell the tree. Then complete the felling cut, but take care not to saw into the pry bar.
Note: If you are a beginner we recommend that you do not fell trees with a diameter larger than the length of the bar, because it is easier and safer to fell the tree with a single felling cut made from the back of the tree.