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290 x 210 mm, 96 pp

ISBN 9780648446644, $29.95, Paperback

Karl Liffman

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Chainsaw Operation is a practical guide to safe work technique for chainsaw operators. This detailed yet easy to read manual is comprehensive in its range of concerns. 
The introductory chapter gives an overview of chainsaw development through the years. Advice on the selection of present day chainsaws and a table of specifications for a number of professional type chainsaws is included.

The safe use of chainsaws generally, trimming, cross cutting, ripping, tree falling, chainsaw maintenance and environmental care are all addressed in the main chapters of this comprehensive reference. The specialised subjects of pole saws, chainsaw mills, the chainsaw drill attachment and
emergency service chainsaws are explained thoroughly.
Illustrations throughout include numerous explanatory diagrams and line drawings, many coloured plates and a number of cartoons.
Chainsaw Operation is a ‘must’ for those involved in the safe operation and proper maintenance of chainsaws. It is a most worthy addition to the bookshelf for all the fields of horticulture, agriculture and the emergency services.

Karl Liffman is an accredited trainer and assessor who has delivered Chainsaw Operation courses on behalf of such Technical and Further Education (TAFE) training providers as The School of Forestry Creswick, Holmesglen Institute and Timber Training Creswick for many years. He has decades of practical experience in the use of chainsaws in a variety of fields, including forestry, agriculture, horticulture and emergency services.