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Chain Saw and Crosscut Saw Training Course

The Chain Saw and Crosscut Saw Training Course is a 16- to 32-hour course for basic to intermediate chain saw and crosscut saw users. The course is designed to provide the technical knowledge and skills that employees or volunteers will need to use these tools safely.

by USDA Forest Service


Saw Training Course USFS


Published December 2006

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