Chainsaws and trees are a dangerous combination. Trees don’t always do what you expect. Chains get pinched, saws kick back. People get cut, hit with tree limbs, flung off ladders.
I was headed out to help some friends with Irene cleanup yesterday evening and she told me to be careful. My reply was that I would, and that I thought that running a chainsaw was significantly more dangerous than going to the range. When I got home, I started looking for videos and accident reports. You can find them easily enough, but you better be prepared for the accompanying photos. Let’s just say that anything that cuts through an oak log isn’t going to be slowed down by your face.
Rather than subject you to that, here, for your amusement, I offer a video where no one gets hurt, but one of the rules of chainsawing gets broken. “Be absolutely sure of where the tree is going to fall and what it is going to fall on.” You might not be able to move a house or a shed, but dropping a tree on a truck you could have parked a hundred yards away will get you immortalized on YouTube.