Barnacle Parp’s Chain Saw Guide has 3 ratings and 1 review: Published Parp’s Chain Saw Guide: Buying, Using, and Maintaining Gas & Electric Chain Saws. Barnacle Parp’s Chain Saw Guide is a must have book for the shop or coffee table. It’s the penultimate chainsaw collector’s handbook, complete with technical . Choosing the right sized saw for you, starting a saw, and safe handling instructions are among the topics covered in this excerpt from a popular chainsaw guide.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Everything I’ve said about safety applies to electric chainsaws as well. When you remove the saw from the last cut, turn it off. Turn your saw off first so the moving chain isn’t damaged by the wedge or bar. The poison gases are odorless, tasteless, and invisible. Do you already have an account? Hold the saw firmly in both hands, with the engine at idle. If you get pinned by a tree, cut yourself, or break a leg, you can blast on the whistle.

Don’t be afraid of it.

Barnacle Parp’s Chain Saw Guide

About dhainsaw you should be a third of the way through the log. Noise and vibration can be much more serious than they might seem. Competence and alertness are the operator’s best protection.

This is true of most brands of chainsaws, and most anti-kickback devices. Books by Walter Hall. If you’re only cutting wood for your fireplace, however, you can do fine in almost barancle area with a smaller bar.


Yes, my password is: Pivot the machine on the bumper spike. Someone will probably hear you, almost wherever you are.

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Never start a chainsaw with the chain touching wood or resting on a log. I prefer ordinary jeans.

Sep 11, Messages: Without stopping, use more strength as you meet the resistance and briskly pull the rope to give the engine chxinsaw swift, cranking spin. Obviously, large dead limbs are dangerous.

In cold weather it might take longer. If your right arm is stretched, you will tire quickly and increase the chances of kickback. Small falling limbs are the ones that can surprise you with their speed, power, and deadly sharp points.

Carry a whistle, a good loud one. Discussion in ‘ Forestry and Logging Forum ‘ started barnale hammerloggingOct 18, In other words, look up the specifications for any saw you’re considering.

And, above all, remember: This valley was originally settled by people from your neck of the woods and that’s why I thought taing might could be a word.

Then repeat the starting procedure until the chainsaw’s engine idles properly, without the chain moving. Hand guards for the front handle and for the rear handle also help.

Apr 21, Messages: You should, if possible, avoid working with a chainsaw for more than six hours in one day. Bring the bar up out of the cut very carefully, gradually decreasing engine speed as the bar comes out of the cut.


Use your saw’s bumper spikes to grip the wood and provide pivot and balance for your saw. If the power plant stalled, repeat the starting procedure with the choke control at half-choke. All I can say, faintly, is that cutting trees down is dangerous.

Refresh and try again. Is it a regional word? They’re very practical for the work they’re intended to do, but not otherwise. Take every precaution to be sure that the nose of your bar does not touch anything. Never use gasoline for cleaning. Whatever size bar you decide you need, be sure that your saw’s engine has more than adequate power to operate it.

Barnacle Parp’s Chain Saw Guide: Buying, Using, and Maintaining Gas & Electric Chain Saws

My own idea, for heavy use, is to get as large an engine as is practical and combine it with a medium-length cutting attachment. Keep all other parts of the body away from the saw. Willing to sell for the right price. Snug leather gloves can also help. GologitOct 18, Kickback is the cause of 30 percent of all chain-saw injuries.