Homeowner's Complete Guide to the Chainsaw : A Chainsaw Pro Shows You How to Safely and Confidently Handle Everything from Trimming Branches and Felling Trees to Splitting and Stacking Wood

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  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-10-01
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Pub Co Inc
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Taking the fear out of chainsaws by emphasizing safe handling practices, this resource aims to put raw power in the hands of everyday yardworkers. With step-by-step color photographs throughout, 12 of the most common household chainsaw operationssuch as cutting firewood, taking down small trees, trimming branches, grooming hedges, and making lumberare tackled with expert advice and sure-handed guidance. With an additional section devoted to chainsaw types, potential buyers can also assess which size and type of chainsaw best meets their needs. Also included is an appendix that has useful technical information and identifies the parts of a chainsaw and how each functions.

Table of Contents

This Book will Teach you Aboutp. 8
Read This Chapter! (Safety Is Important)p. 10
Buying a Chainsaw: Which is the Best One for You?p. 28
At the Store: A Shopping Listp. 44
Getting Started: Step-by-Stepp. 50
Projectsp. 70
Cutting Firewood (Bucking)p. 72
Making and Using a Sawbuckp. 84
Splitting and Stacking Firewoodp. 92
Trimming Overhead Branchesp. 100
Trimming a Hedgep. 104
Felling a Small Treep. 108
Felling a Large Tree with Wedgesp. 118
Limbing a Downed Treep. 126
Felling and Limbing a Tree Near a Housep. 134
Cutting Down a Stumpp. 148
Milling Lumber from Logsp. 154
When to Bring in a Professionalp. 164
Maintenance, Service, and Sharpeningp. 168
Appendixesp. 192
How a Chainsaw Worksp. 192
Glossaryp. 196
Resourcesp. 198
Indexp. 198
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