Chainsaw Operator's Manual: The Safe Use of Chainsaws

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CSIRO Publishing, 2005 - Business & Economics - 101 pages
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"This manual is the essential safety tool for professional and recreational users of chainsaws. It contains a comprehensive collection of easy-to-follow charts, colour illustrations and instructions covering basic, intermediate and advanced tree felling. The first section of the manual covers safety issues, power head maintenance, the cutting attachment, sawchain design and sharpening, and basic crosscutting techniques. The second section leads the user through the theory of simple tree felling, preparation and cross cutting sequences for different circumstances. The third section covers problem tree felling involving leaning trees, dangerous and defective trees, trees with double leaders, trees lying across roads and the use of wedges, tree jacks and machinery such as tractors, bulldozers and cables. This sixth edition of the Chainsaw Operator's Manual has been substantially updated and is in line with new safety measures and competency standards. It features: Basic cross cutting, simple tree felling and problem tree felling techniques; Clearly laid out format with illustrations that lead the reader through all the procedures; A comprehensive collection of easy-to-follow charts; Landlinks Press, CSIRO"--Publisher's description.

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