CHAIN SAW SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE

October 29, 2017 (12:00-4:00pm)

The chainsaw is an amazingly powerful tool, but without proper training and knowledge it can be a very dangerous tool. This workshop is a combination of classroom and practical components – including felling and clearing. Whether you work on a farm, in your backyard, or in a wood lot, this course is for you.
$25/person
Must be 16 yrs. or older
Limited Spaces Available

Course Will Cover: Personal Protection Equipment, Parts of a Saw, Saw Operation and Maintenance, Chain Sharpening, Reactive Forces, Open Face Notch, Bore Cut, Tree Felling Information, Tree Felling with/without, Wedges, Hazard Tree Management, Spring Pole Management

What To Bring: Chainsaw and a pair of gloves (it’s okay if you don’t have a chainsaw to bring, but it’s certainly best if you can learn on your own machine).  Please wear appropriate footwear (boots are best).  If you have a scrench (that’s a chainsaw tool) bring that too. If not, you can substitute a ¾ inch ratchet and socket, and a flat head screwdriver.

About The Instructor:  Saul Passe has been working in the tree industry for fifteen years and currently works as the Arborist for Baltimore County Highways Department.  He started his career in the private industry working for Excel Tree Experts where he learned the vocation of arboriculture.  As a tree climber he did everything from small trims to large removals with a crane.  Saul has been a certified arborist with The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) since March of 2006, and is a licensed Maryland Roadside Tree Expert.  He has spent the last 9 years working for Baltimore County, first on their tree crew as a climber, and now as the Arborist.  For the past 4 years he has been teaching a chainsaw safety and training class for the County.

Learning by doing is the best. The above class is very useful according to previous participants. Whether you are able to come or not, click below to visit a website that gives some background for safe chainsaw operation and maintenance- a useful checklist for any operator.