If you own a chain saw, you know how useful they are for felling trees, clearing deadfall and preparing firewood. But along with their usefulness comes the potential for injury. According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, there were more than 30,000 chain saw injuries last year alone. By following proper chain saw operating and maintenance procedures, you can achieve years of safe, reliable service from your chain saw.
To better instruct you in proper chain saw etiquette, we sought out renowned chain saw authority Ron Hartill, seven-time worldchampion lumberjack. We sat down with Ron for some hands-on instruction and, in the process, discovered that even if you’re an old hand at using a chain saw, there’s always a tip or two you can learn when it comes to safety and proper operation.
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