Anyone who intends to cut timber with a chain saw or crosscut saw should own this book, if for no other reason than to ensure that both arms and legs stay attached. But there are many reasons other than the excellent safety information to own this book. Top among these is how to use saws in the most productive way, which just happens to be the safest way as well. How to avoid saw binding, how to fall trees, limbing techniques and detailed saw maintenance information are typical of the included categories. All have been written by experienced users.
The section dedicated to crosscut saws is unique. It is very difficult to find sound information on one- and two-person crosscuts today, but they are well covered here, including vital sharpening information.
Designed as a course manual, the book's complete coverage of the subject makes it useful to any saw owner.
Saddle stitched, softcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 76 pages. First published in 2001.