Chainsaw class at Duluth Folk School
September 9, 2016

I Just Got a Chainsaw, and I Don’t Really Know What I’m Doing

  • Chainsaw Safety
     October 8, 2016
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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This is a great opportunity, either for people who just got their first chainsaw, or for people who have had a chainsaw for a while, but have never really been 100% comfortable with using it.

Photo of ChainsawIn this class, you will learn basic chainsaw maintenance, including how to take your saw apart for cleaning, sharpening the chain, and lubricating it to keep it working smoothly and properly. We will make sure you understand what type of safety equipment you should wear when cutting and where to obtain it. Finally, you will have a hands-on opportunity to practice the safe use of a chainsaw while cutting some small downed logs.

We will not be felling standing trees.

You Should Bring

Picture of Chainsaws on WoodpileIf you have your own chainsaw and safety equipment (helmet, hearing protection, eye protection, chaps, steel toed boots), bring them. Otherwise, we will have saws and safety equipment you can use during class.

Age Requirements

All participants must be at least 18 years old to participate in the class.

Other Info

This class will be held at Hartley Nature Center, which received a significant amount of damage from the August storm. During the hands-on portion of class, we will be working in the ‘deer exclosure,’ which is located right behind the Hartley Nature Center building. This area has a significant number of downed trees that Hartley staff are eager for us to have our way with.


3001 Woodland Ave, Duluth, Minnesota, 55803, United States


Hartley Nature Center

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Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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