Barnacle Parp’s Chain Saw Guide has 3 ratings and 1 review: Published Parp’s Chain Saw Guide: Buying, Using, and Maintaining Gas & Electric Chain Saws. Barnacle Parp’s Chain Saw Guide is a must have book for the shop or coffee table. It’s the penultimate chainsaw collector’s handbook, complete with technical . Choosing the right sized saw for you, starting a saw, and safe handling instructions are among the topics covered in this excerpt from a popular chainsaw guide.

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Hand guards for the front handle and for the rear handle also help.

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Several excellent chainsaws cost less than two cords of cut wood and practically everyone lives near some source of seasoned logs. Because if you do either of those things, you need a chainsaw. This chainsaw guide is for anyone who cuts wood pagp uses cut wood. Avoid these scenarios that results in kickback. Pump the oiler every ten seconds to break in a new saw.

There are some 8-inch bars available, especially on electric chainsaws, but they are obviously not very practical, even for trimming the hedge. Bring the bar up out of the cut very carefully, gradually decreasing engine speed as the bar comes out of the cut. When you operate your chainsaw, be alert for kickback at all times. Don’t take that lightly. Loosen the barnaclw on the bar bolts just enough to be able to move the bar.

The heat of the machine and unexpected sparks from the engine or the chain can start a big fire fast and the saw can explode. Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

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Barnacle Parp’s Chainsaw Guide

And, second, if you later decide you need more reach, you can simply replace the original equipment with the next size bar and chain. Gide, my password is: If you didn’t pinch the bar, your saw is still running at an idle and is removed from the cut.

Find the bar lengths available for that saw. A chainsaw chainsw and smells awful, but it really puts out far less poison than an automobile and is far more efficient in fuel consumption.

Beth marked it as to-read Oct 28, It can pay for itself in one week or less. I suggest that this configuration makes a very useful and versatile all-around chainsaw. This thing is shaking me to death and it’s about to blow up. Examine your chain while it’s still hot. Practice holding your chainnsaw and simulate a working stance.

Charlene marked it as cgainsaw Sep 19, After the engine has fired, move the choke control to half-choke whether or not the engine kept running. The barnafle will throw your arm up, on a pivot from your shoulder, instead of collapsing your arm backward, with the saw coming straight at you.

A hot chain stretches and there should be a slight sag, so that the side straps in the bottom middle are not quite touching the bar.

If you yourself do not use your chainsaw to cut living trees for firewood or for fun, you’ll have little effect on the environment. After your saw is warmed and idling smoothly, turn it off. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

In other words, look up the specifications for any saw you’re considering. Never operate a chainsaw when you’re fatigued — that vibration can cause your muscles to turn to jelly without warning.

The chain catches and violently pulls the saw forward until the spike hits the log. Don’t force it into the wood. The idea is to coordinate the downward pivot of the cutting attachment with the increasing engine speed so that the machine is running at full speed and power a split second before it hits the wood. If you have a standard, full-sized chainsaw with a rear handle, put the toe of your right work boot in the handle and press down, stepping on the handle.


The best modern chainsaws all incorporate designs that are intended to minimize vibration and noise. Now ther’s some hard core localized dialect. Good, inexpensive, professional ear plugs are available from Bailey’s. As for the emissions from a chainsaw, they are relatively slight. The engine and the chain must be going full speed when the chain touches the wood.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Without stopping, use more strength as you meet the resistance and briskly pull the rope to give the engine a swift, cranking spin. A warm machine — one that has been operated recently — will often start with one crank, usually with the choke open or OFFand the throttle trigger at rest undepressed. Get a firm grip with a relaxed arm. This book will do as well as anything”. Maybe the cell phone or radio?

Barnacle Parp’s Chainsaw Guide : Buying, Using and Maintaining Gas and Electric Chain Saws

This is important for two reasons. If your saw has a trigger interlock system, you will have to use your grip to simultaneously depress both the safety catch on the top of the handle, and the trigger.

Refresh and try again. Hold the saw firmly with both hands, with your ghide curled around the handles. There is one rule that no experienced chainsaw operator ever breaks. Hardcoverpages. First, if your engine’s power is more than adequate for the bar and chain you’re using, you have an extra margin against strain and wear.