SAWW Level Two: Chainsaw Safety and Efficiency Training, with Luke Saunders

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SAWW Level Two: Chainsaw Safety and Efficiency Training, with Luke Saunders

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

This course is certified through the Safety and Woods Working (SAWW) training program and is part of a four-level series designed to increase safety and efficiency of chainsaw use.

Prerequisite: Completion of Level 1 training

Participants in Level 2 SAWW training will refine and build upon chainsaw proficiency skills learned in Level 1. Participants in Level 2 training will spend part of the morning in the classroom, and at least 5 hours outside practicing techniques to operate chainsaws safely, comfortably and productively. Topics covered include basic chainsaw maintenance, review of the cutter tooth and hands-on sharpening, introduction to wedges, planning and executing tree felling, planning and executing limbing and bucking. Level 2 participants will sharpen their own saws, may fell trees against lean, and learn advanced bucking techniques. Hands-on training gives participants the opportunity to fell or limb at least one tree.

Instructions: Participants must bring a safety helmet, and are encouraged to bring all PPE (eye protection, chaps, suitable footwear and gloves), chainsaw and any tools used to maintain the saw and sharpen chain. Please also bring a brown bag lunch and any snacks you’d like throughout the day; lunch will not be provided.

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Ages: Adults only
Location: Kickapoo Valley Reserve, La Farge, WI
Please bring a brown bag lunch; lunch will not be provided.

Sliding Scale Course Fee Guidelines

Supporter Level Ticket: $210
If you are someone who finds it easy to move in the world financially – with enough discretionary funds to fulfill many of your wants as well as your needs, consider paying at this level, which will support both the Folk School and its instructors, along with others in the community.

Sustainer Level Ticket: $185
If you need to budget your educational and entertainment spending – you can take classes and eat out occasionally as long as you are mindful – consider paying at this level, which will help sustain the Folk School at a modest level.

Supported Level Ticket: $160
If you struggle to fund your basic needs, or carry a burden of debt or support for others in your family or community, consider paying at this level, allowing the Folk School and our contributors to fulfill our goals toward supporting and enriching our community.


October 19
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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