Bucking Logs


When I'm cutting a felled log or a large tree limb into smaller chunks—a process known as bucking—I ¬≠usually start at the skinny end and work toward the thicker heel. It's easier to get the thinner portion off the ground and on top of another log. Then I can make a single cut from top to bottom through the cantilevered end without worrying about the chain being pinched or landing in the dirt. If the log is too big to slice through in one cut, I'll make a partial cut, then roll it away from me and continue the cut. Be sure to step back at the end of every cut; you don't want that log to land on your foot.

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