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Chainsaw Use and Safety w/ Patrick Allan


  • Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre 339 Sandy Bay Road Port Joli, NS, B0T 1S0 Canada (map)

Weekend Workshop

This workshop with certified instructor Patrick Allan is our most popular, selling out year-after-year. Same as the open chainsaw course, this one covers all aspects of basic maintenance and safe use of this powerful tool. Saturday morning focuses on the saw’s engine, how it works and how to keep it tuned for top performance. Chain sharpening gets plenty of attention. Next the class moves outdoors to practice limbing, bucking, and notching in preparation for felling. Sunday participants move into the Harrison Lewis Centre’s woodlot where they learn-by-doing to drop trees where they want them to fall, plus the dos and don’ts of working with both downed and standing wood.

You must bring your own chainsaw boots. All other safety gear can be provided. You are welcomed to bring your own saw, if you have one, as well as any of your own protective clothing, etc.

Full price $325. $100 deposit required to register.

Registration available under "Events-Weekend Workshops"

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