Taking the fear out of chainsaws by emphasizing safe handling practices, this resource aims to put raw power in the hands of everyday gardeners. 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 one functions. Step-by-step colour photographs are present throughout.
Brian Ruth is internationally known for his performance chainsaw carving business, Masters of the Chainsaw, a group of top professional chainsaw sculptors dedicated to promoting and preserving the integrity of the art form and its performance. Brian, a former tree surgeon, graduated from Villanova University with a business degree and has been chainsaw carving for 28 years.
In addition to winning many U.S. and World chainsaw-carving titles, Brian has carved a larger-than-life Holy Guard for the Shinto-Buddhist Temple in Toei, Japan, an 18-foot memorial in the birthplace of Helen Keller and likenesses of popular TV personalities. Learn more about Brian at his website: www.mastersofthechainsaw.com.