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Use of Portable Motor Saws in Logging

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The use of the saw instead of the axe alone in felling and bucking timber has tremendously increased logging efficiency, but, in spite of this and of continuous improvement of crosscut saws and bucksaws, sawing wood is still slow, strenuous and expensive work. We are likely to see before long the introduction of portable motor saws; first, in bucking timber; then also in felling it. The depression dampened the interest of loggers and foresters in motor saws, but now, with the upward trend in woods wages, their possibilities deserve much greater attention than they receive.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester, Canadian Pulp and Paper Association

Publication date: October 1, 1934

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