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

     If the tree is of sufficient diameter, insert a plastic wedge behind your bar. As you continue on the “Backcut”, make sure that the wedge follows the bar in by tapping it with your hatchet or falling ax. Try not to drive it into the chain as this could cause the wedge to kick out. The tree might “Sit Back” which will pinch the bar and chain or it might fall over backwards, sideways or anywhere else it wishes to go.

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