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chain saw

a motor-driven saw, usually portable, in which the cutting teeth form links in a continuous chain

chain saw

[′chān ‚sȯ]
(mechanical engineering)
A gasoline-powered saw for felling and bucking timber, operated by one person; has cutting teeth inserted in a sprocket chain that moves rapidly around the edge of an oval-shaped blade.

chain saw

chain saw
A power-driven saw, usually hand-held, for cutting wood; a protruding arm carries an endless chain, into which the cutting teeth are set.
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Government is, however, considering reviewing the existing laws to accommodate chain-saw timber operators in an 'alternative livelihood programme', which includes forest plantation thinning; forest boundary demarcation and clearing; forest plantation coppice management; land clearing and other related activities.
According to Henry G Coleman, trade and industry manager of the TIDD, "the engagement of chain-saw operators in such alternative livelihood programmes will go a long way to curbing the illegal activities of the chain-saw lumber trade.
These include the availability of cheap chain-saw timber, the over concentration of most saw-millers on export timber to the exclusion of the domestic market, and a lack of communication between sawmill timber producers and end-users.
3 -- color) Chain-saw carver Cherie Currie uses an air hose to blow sawdust out of her hair after working on a dolphin creation at her Chatsworth studio.
Always interested in carving, Roberts said he started his chain-saw business about 15 years ago after visiting a fair where someone had used a chain saw to create some artwork.
So how does a chain-saw novice choose the perfect tool?
Different models are described in a variety of ways, but all chain-saw buyers will be faced with a choice of bar and chain length and engine size (usually listed in cubic inches or horsepower).