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Homeowner's Complete Guide to the Chainsaw

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Take the fear out of using your chainsaw! Learn how to safely:

  • ...cut a log into firewood
  • ...split and stack firewood
  • ...build and use a sawbuck
  • ...trim a hedge
  • ...trim overhead branches
  • ...limb a downed tree
  • ...fell a small tree
  • ...cut down a large tree
  • ...bring down a tree near a house
  • ...cut down a stump
  • ...make lumber from logs
  • Plus maintenance, sharpening, and more!

Taking the fear out of chainsaws by emphasizing safe handling practices, this homeowner's resource aims to put raw power in the hands of everyday yard workers!

Written by a professional chainsaw carver, and presented with step-by-step color photographs throughout, 12 of the most common household chainsaw operations—such as cutting firewood, taking down small trees, trimming branches, grooming hedges, and making lumber—are tackled with expert advice and sure-handed guidance.

In concise, easy-to-follow language accompanied by hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions, chainsaw experts Brian and Jen Ruth explain in detail everything you need to know to safely operate your chainsaw.

With an additional section devoted to chainsaw types, a potential buyer can assess which size and type of chainsaw best meets your needs. Also included is an appendix that has useful technical information, identifies the parts of a chainsaw, and explains how each part functions.

If you share your property with trees and large shrubs, you probably already own a chainsaw—or are thinking of buying one. From cleaning up after a storm to trimming out-of-control hedges, chainsaws can make quick work of a multitude of landscaping jobs.

But as helpful and powerful as chainsaws can be, they are also extremely dangerous. You need to know how to safely and confidently use one. The Homeowner's Complete Guide to the Chainsaw will show you how! Get all the essential know-how you need to safely keep your yard trimmed, woodpile stacked, and chainsaw running for years to come.

In addition to covering essential projects, you will get professional advice and real solutions for:

  • Safely operating your chainsaw
  • Purchasing a chainsaw that's right for you
  • Required protective equipment and gear
  • Keeping your chainsaw sharp and running smoothly
  • When to call in a pro

"If you've never operated a chainsaw before or want to brush up on your operating skills, this book is worth adding to your library."
—Hobby Farms Magazine

"This is the most complete all-around book on the chainsaw... I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has operated a chainsaw or is thinking of operating a chainsaw."
—Mike Sullivan, 5-Time World Hot Saw Champion Arborist, Logger & Homeowner


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