New Tool: Electric Chainsaw

Periodically we get tools that we’ve either never had before, or haven’t had for awhile. Recently, a small electric chainsaw came in. These are great for yard and garden tasks, especially bucking up smaller trees into firewood or cutting rough joints into timbers.

Super important when using any chainsaw, is adequate safety. That includes proper PPE (eye, ear, hand, body protection) and an understanding of chainsaw kickback and how to limit this. A great explanation can be found here. Thanks VTL member Dan for the link!

This saw is best for lighter duty work, and requires access to a power source. Can be borrowed with extension cords to help with that a bit.

Greg’s Pen Build

VTL member Greg came to get the lathe and made these beautiful pens!

Although it doesn’t take up too much space, the lathe is probably our heaviest tool, so if you come get it bear in mind you may want a friend to help load it into your vehicle.