Homeowner’s Complete Guide to the Chainsaw


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If you share your property with trees and large shrubs, you probably 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-and The Homeowner’s Complete Guide to the Chainsaw will show you how.

With hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions in plain language, chainsaw experts Brian and Jen Ruth explain in detail everything you need to know to safely operate your chainsaw. 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
  • Troubleshooting potential problems

Homeowner’s Complete Guide to the Chainsawwill show you how to:

  • Fell a small tree
  • Limb a down tree
  • Cut a log into lengths
  • Trim a hedge
  • Cut down a large tree using a wedge
  • Trim overhead branches
  • Bring down a tree near a house
  • Cut down a stump
  • Build and use a sawbuck
  • Split and stack firewood
  • Make lumber from logs

Additional information

Weight 30 oz
Dimensions 8.5 x 11 in