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j0300518.gif (1905 bytes) Basic Chain Saw Course 103

    Try to work with someone who is more experienced than you. Hopefully, they will teach you safe and useful information that they have learned over the years. Don't pretend like you know it all, because the professionals can't even make that claim, without telling a lie. In this business, no one knows it all. Every tree is different and with all of the other endless combinations of outside influences, affecting this type of work, the total possibilities are astronomical.

    Always begin any chain saw operation with the "Size Up" sequence. Once you figure out how to get the chain saw started, the next step is to do something with it. Turn the saw off and look carefully at what you intend to do. Regardless of the size of the tree, always keep asking yourself, before every cut, "What will happen if…"

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