Basic Chainsaw Skills for Homeowners - October 20, 2018 - Cabela's - Hamburg, PA

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    Cabela’s and Sandcut Outdoors are partnering to offer a Basic Chainsaw Skills class for homeowners and other non-professionals. Whether you’re considering buying your first chainsaw or whether you use a saw occasionally, but were never fully comfortable using it, this class is designed for you. Sandcut Outdoors will teach new chainsaw users the basics of using a chainsaw including operation, safety, and some basic first aid. This class will demonstrate how to read compression and tension in wood, as well as how to understand kickback and pinching and how these forces work on your chainsaw.

    Not suitable for children under 14. Part of this class will be outdoors. Please dress for the weather. Hearing protection is recommended.

    $10 per person. The class will be offered on Saturday, October 20, 2018 and will run from 10 am to 2 pm at the Cabela’s store located at 100 Cabela’s Drive, Hamburg, PA.

    Pre-registration is required by Sunday, October 14, 2018, and space is limited to 30 participants.

    For more information or to register, contact Sandcut Outdoors by emailing SandcutOutdoorsLLC@gmail.com


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    Kudos, sounds like a great course? Is that a 251?
     
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    250, 251. Whatever it takes. :)


    It's a 250. As much as I've read people talking smack about it online, it's a great saw for what it is. It's a 45 cc saw that can be had for under $300. For a budget conscious homeowner, there really isn't a need to add $200 to get a 50+ cc saw for infrequent to frequent use.
     
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    Totally agree. And not to derail the thread, please just ignore me if it's an issue, but that 250, can that sucker drop and then buck a 20ish inch standing dead post oak moderately easy? I know that my wee 170 won't, it just ain't got the power for it. It will beaver through about 15 inches, with a lot of effort, which isn't safe at all.
     
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    I can't say. I've never cut post oak before. We don't have much oak around here in general, so I don't have much experience with it.

    It didn't have any issue bore cutting this ash last year during the Game of Logging class that I took with it. The 250 has a 18" bar and I had to bore cut from both sides to get the whole way through.

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    sopunds like a saw worth looking into for sure. I think I know a guy that has one, I might try to talk him into letting me borrow it for a bit to try out. Thanks for the information!!
     
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