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The Chain Saw

j0300518.gif (1905 bytes) Basic Chain Saw Course 101

     The chain saw that you purchase should be of the correct size for the jobs that you intend to do. To use a chain saw with a 36” bar for cutting 10” diameter trees, is not appropriate. Conversely a 10” bar is absolutely not appropriate for cutting 36” diameter trees. Many options must be considered before the purchase: Horsepower, chain speed, bar length, weight, type of handle bar, type of bar, type of chain, etc… Unfortunately, all chain saws are made for right-handed people. By using a “full wrap” handle bar, this will help out the left-handed operators, somewhat.

     Your local Chain Saw Dealer will have the ability to let you know what would be right for your needs. Explain to them what you will be using the chain saw for. Chain saws can be purchased at your local hardware stores, large discount stores or Chain Saw Dealer. The best place to purchase this piece of equipment is the Chain Saw Dealer, due to warranty work. Hardware stores and Discount chains will not do it and the Chain Saw Dealers won’t either, if not purchased from them. If you decide to use the classifieds, friends, or swap meets to purchase a chain saw, get the same information from your dealer beforehand. Also, purchase a book on proper chain saw use and techniques for cutting trees. This will help save your life or someone who will be with you.

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