Question: How Do I Learn to Operate a Chainsaw?
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There are many great resources on the Internet that can help you operate your saw. The best way is to be instructed by an expert. Your state forestry association or agency just may have or know of local training and if you buy from a local dealer, they will be glad to help you (a great reason to buy a chainsaw from a local dealer).
There also are videos on the market that do a reasonable job teaching the essentials of chainsaw operation. I particularly am impressed with Stihl's beginner chainsaw video. It is very reasonably priced and cover the subject to perfection.
Stihl's Chainsaw Video
I would also start by reviewing these sites from About Forestry. Review all the links provided:
Important Parts of a Chainsaw
How to Fell a Tree with Tyson Schultz
Chainsaw and Timber Felling Glossary
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