At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Perform basic maintenance and trouble-shooting procedures for chainsaw power units.
2. Perform basic maintenance and trouble-shooting procedures for chainsaw electrical systems.
3. Perform basic maintenance and trouble-shooting procedures for chainsaw bar and chains.
I. Safety Procedures of Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance
A. Recognition of hazardous field situations
B. Importance of proper equipment maintenance
C. Importance of proper safety gear and clothing
D. Implementation of proper falling and bucking techniques
E. Evaluation of personal factors in chainsaw operation
II. Saw and Chain Nomenclature
A. Two-cycle gas engine theory
B. Power system size designation-displacement/horsepower
C. Gas and electrical systems
D. Bar and chain types and sizes
III Chainsaw Field Operational Techniques and Procedures*
A. Proper falling and bucking techniques
B. Recognition of potential hazardous field situations
C. Field maintenance and chain sharpening
D. Use of axes and wedges in tree falling and bucking
IV. Bench Maintenance Procedures
A. Power unit and fuel system maintenance
B. Spark plug and electrical system maintenance
C. Chain and bar maintenance
V. Purchasing a Chainsaw
A. Evaluating overall needs and matching equipment with the job
B. Comparing individual features of different makes and models
C. Evaluation of maintenance features of different makes and models
D. Evaluation of operational features of different makes and models
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.
0 - 0%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.
0 - 0%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.
50 - 70%
|Chainsaw use demonstration, field work
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.
30 - 50%
|Safety exam: Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short essay questions
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.
0 - 0%
Instructor prepared materials.