Chainsaws

Have you ever wanted to use a chainsaw but were afraid to for fear of personal injury? Are you thinking of buying a chainsaw and have questions? Would you like to know more about the maintenance aspect of a chainsaw that you currently own or want to purchase in the future?

In this class, you will learn how to properly size a chainsaw for the tasks being performed and properly perform basic maintenance of a chainsaw including chain sharpening and cleaning. Personal and job site safety with regards to chainsaw operation will be discussed in depth and you will have an opportunity to operate chainsaws to practice the concepts discussed in the class.

Participants will need to eye protection, hearing protection, sturdy gloves and leg protection in the form of approved chainsaw chaps. Chainsaw chaps will be available for use if you do not currently own them. Please dress for the weather as a portion of the class will be held outdoors. You may bring your own chainsaw to class if you would like assistance with basic maintenance or operation questions.

This class is being taught by James Anspach, horticulture and forestry teacher at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School.

Time: Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm, March 24 or May 19
Cost: $95 per session

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