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...lots of healthy attention given to safety. There are also excellent photos of the wrong ways to use the saw. Highly recommended. - Library Journal
The conversational tone and thorough illustrations clearly outline a step-by-step approach for many chainsaw-related-chores around the farm - even stacking firewood and milling lumber - with safetly emphasized throughout. If you've never operated a chainsaw before or want to brush up on your operating skills, this book is worth adding to your library. - Hobby Farms Magazine
Homeowner's Complete Guide to the Chainsaw, by Brian J. Ruth and Jen W. Ruth, is an instructional manual that shows readers how to safely and confidently handle trimming branches and felling trees to splitting and stacking wood. - Woodshop News
As an operator of chain saws for 30 years, this is the most complete all-around book on the chain saw that I have read. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has operated a chain saw or is thinking of operating a chain saw.- Mike Sullivan, 5-Time World Hot Saw Champion, Arborist, Logger, and Home Owner
...one of the finest tool manuals that I have ever come across. So, if you are planning to cut down some trees or limb the branches with your chain saw, don’t even pull that cord until you read this book.- Graham McCulloch, Shortcuts.ns.ca
Everything is illustrated and clearly written so you can see immediately what you should be doing. - Woodworking Plans and Projects Magazine
Brian J. Ruth is the owner of Masters of the Chainsaw, a talent agency with offices in the United States and Japan that has placed more than 60 professional performance chainsaw artists at more than 1,200 events worldwide. He is a former tree surgeon and has been featured on the CBS Early Morning Show and ESPN’s Play of the Week. He lives in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.
After reading this I"m afraid to use my chain saw.
It realistically points out all that can go wrong but also shows how to prevent that from happening.
Useful orientation book for safe use of a chainsaw in various settings. Not too preachy about the safety.Published 2 months ago by Michael D
For beginners but it covered it all if you are going to cut wood. I been falling and cutting wood for 30 years and still relearned some things I had forgotten about staying safe.Published 2 months ago by Bruce Stanley
Great book. Covers much detail and is easy to read and follow. Helpful photos.Published 3 months ago by Doug
If you are buying your first saw this is a good place to start. Even if you think you know chainsaws, read this anyway. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael E. Murray
Great book on safety using a chainsaw. I am a relative new comer to chainsaws and while I have watched different safety videos and read different articles on the topic, this... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kendig Bergstresser
I bought this book and a Worx 16" electric chainsaw plus two 10/3 100 foot SJTW Yellow Jacket (Coleman) extension cords. All from Amazon. Read morePublished 6 months ago by 01101110