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Chain saws can do in a weekend what used to take a wood cutter an entire summer, but at the same time, used improperly or carelessly, they are certainly one of the most dangerous of power tools and can cause serious injury and even death.
Johnson provides a thorough and very readable overall look at choosing a saw, chain brakes, spare parts, felling, managing your woodlot, hard hats, safety equipment and guidelines, advice on sharpening and maintenance, cutting and selling firewood, and the pros and cons of portable sawmills in what is the most comprehensive overview of wood cutting written in recent years. Not a dry, technical manual, Johnson's accessible writing style is similar to Gene Logsdon's in his well-known The Contrary Farmer. The author's expertise on the subject is reinforced by the book's selection for special distribution by Bailey's, the nation's leading mail-order supplier of gear for loggers and foresters. --Mark A. Hetts
I liked this book - It was not exactly what I had in mind but close enought that I could use it as a valuable resource. Read morePublished on May 15, 2012 by Amazon Customer
This book might be of interest for experienced woodcutters but is useless for an inexperienced person who wants to learn about chainsaws. Read morePublished on April 30, 2000 by Hubert Halkin
This well-written, humorous and truly unique book addresses the issues of productive, safe woods work and chain saw use from an accessible and delightful perspective. Read morePublished on November 16, 1998