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What will help me to run a chainsaw?

I am 16 and I want to work with my dad. My dad is a logger and so was my pap.

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Robert’s Answer

Daniel,

First off in many states you need to be 18 yr old to handle equipment such as that, also you need the wear PPE, personal protection equipment. Talk to your father on how you can get into his business.

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Mike’s Answer

Hello Daniel. Some really good feedback already provided. Might I suggest to visit OSHA website and begin to familiarize yourself with their recommendations. There are several articles on logging that range from safety to required training that would be beneficial.

https://www.osha.gov/etools/logging/manual-operations
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Brad’s Answer

I would say get some hands on experience from someone that is trained to use a chainsaw. They should educate you on the safety of using the chainsaw for example wearing safety googles, gloves, correct posture, etc.... You should start out with easy assignments such as small limbs and work your way up. If you are going to be climbing trees using a chainsaw that is very dangerous and this should require advanced training as well as already being able to use the chainsaw well on the ground.
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Christine’s Answer

Sounds like talking to your dad would be best! He can teach you!
If not, always always read the manual. You might even learn stuff your dad and pap don’t know!
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Anthony’s Answer

Hello Daniel,
From your post, your dad is a logger. He is a great mentor for you. He can train you on how to use the chainsaw, can He? If you want to work with your dad, I would say you need to talk with him and let him know that. ( As a father, I love to have my sons work with me.) If he agrees with your decision, he can start train you or he should know where you can get proper training.
Best of luck.
Anthony
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