Synopses & Reviews
Taking the fear out of chainsaws by emphasizing safe handling practices, this resource aims to put raw power in the hands of everyday yardworkers. With step-by-step color photographs throughout, 12 of the most common household chainsaw operations--such as cutting firewood, taking down small trees, trimming branches, grooming hedges, and making lumber--are tackled with expert advice and sure-handed guidance. With an additional section devoted to chainsaw types, potential buyers can also assess which size and type of chainsaw best meets their needs. Also included is an appendix that has useful technical information and identifies the parts of a chainsaw and how each functions.
...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
Essential Know-How to Safely Keep Your Yard Trimmed, Woodpile Stacked, and Chainsaw Running for Years to Come If you share your property with trees and large shrubs, you probably own a chainsaw-or are thinking of buying one. From cleaning up after a storm to trimming out-of-control hedges, chainsaws can make quick work of a multitude of landscaping jobs. But, as helpful and powerful as chainsaws can be, they are also extremely dangerous. You need to know how to safely and confidently use one-and The Homeowner's Complete Guide to the Chainsaw will show you how. With hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions in plain language, chainsaw experts Brian and Jen Ruth explain in detail everything you need to know to safely operate your chainsaw. You can learn more about Brian and Jen at their Websites: www.mastersofthechainsaw.com and www.chainsawchix.com.
Taking the fear out of chainsaws by emphasizing safe handling practices, this resource aims to put raw power in the hands of everyday yardworkers. With step-by-step color photographs throughout, 12 of the most common household chainsaw operations are tackled with expert advice and sure-handed guidance.
About the Author
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 ESPNs Play of the Week. He lives in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.