Axes, chain saws
LOGGING IS THE MOST DANGEROUS CIVILIAN JOB IN THE U.S., thanks to hazards like heavy machinery and falling limbs. The controlled environment of your backyard can be a safer place for you to take down old trees and chop up the pieces. You might not aspire
The 6-pound head on the Precision Competition Chopping Axe has a 7.5-inch hand-sharpened edge. The steel slices deep into timber without sticking, and it absorbs vibrations.
A pair of Husqvarna Functional
Chain Saw gloves provides extra protection for your nonsawing hand. The left side has two layers of goat leather to shield it during a scrape with a blade.
3 Crosscut saw
The 4-foot-long Lehman’s OneMan Crosscut tool packs two types of teeth: The lanceshaped points are best at cutting, and the double-pointed rakers help clear dust from the groove.
4 Chain saw
Pros brandish the 7.2-horsepower Stihl 661 in competitions, but aspiring loggers can also make short work of a small forest. Shock absorbers in the chassis lessen punishment on hands and arms.
5 Flannel shirt
The Dakine Reid
Tech shirt will help you look the part. Plus, the textile features a waterresistant coating and traces of antimicrobial silver chloride, which combats your body’s nasty odors.