[ANNOUNCE] London.pm technical meeting about "What is Moose and why is it the future?" on 19th Feb 2009

Dirk Koopman djk at tobit.co.uk
Wed Jan 28 09:12:57 GMT 2009

Edmund von der Burg wrote:
> 2009/1/27 Dirk Koopman <djk at tobit.co.uk>:
>> Oh B*gg*r. Clashes with my chainsaw course and I shall be too erm.. tired to
>> get up to London and back for the following day's gruelling cutting and
>> moving wood (who needs a gym subscription when one has small wood to
>> manage).
> Chainsaw course?!?
> What sort of woodsman are you to accept formal training?

A careful one that wants some insurance and wants to learn how to do it 
properly and get some qualifications.

> Chainsawing is easy: keep the chain sharp and tight, top up petrol and
> chain oil before you run out, rev the engine before touching the wood,
> use the spikes to pivot the blade through the wood. NEVER cut using
> the top of the blade. (That last bit is actually important).

A chainsaw course teaches one to use both sides safely. Actually the 
most dangerous part of the blade is the top of the rounded bit of the 
tip. Try to cut something inappropriately with that and the cutter is 
liable to end up buried in your face. The top flat part is no more 
dangerous, as such, than the bottom.


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