Chainsaw Operator's Manual

Chainsaw Safety, Maintenance and Cross-cutting Techniques

by ForestWorks

The Chainsaw Operator's Manual is an essential safety tool for chainsaw operators. It is the ultimate guide to basic chainsaw operating techniques covering safety, maintenance and cross-cutting, but not tree felling. Detailed diagrams illustratehorizontal, vertical and boring cuts, as well as trimming and cross-cutting techniques.Safety considerations are discussed, including workplace safety, occupational hazards, kick-back and identifying dangerous trees. An explanation of the 'tension' and 'compression' forces in timber is also provided to help you understand where tobegin cutting to avoid jamming the saw.The book covers chainsaw maintenance in detail, explains all aspects of the equipment and helps you select the right chainsaw and personal protection equipment for your needs. Trouble-shooting charts are included to help you solveoperating problems.This manual has been updated to take into account the most recent changes in nationally accredited competency standards. It is a must-have for anyone operating a chainsaw.

  • Landlinks Press; October 2009
  • ISBN: 9780643097421
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Chainsaw Operator's Manual
  • Author: ForestWorks
  • Imprint: Landlinks Press