How to Cut Down a Tree Using a Chainsaw: Notch and Hinge Techniques

When felling a tree using a chainsaw, it's important to use the right notch and hinge techniques. A directional notch is used to determine the direction of the tree fall. The hinge is the most important factor in ensuring a safe and clean felling while guiding the tree to the ground. Watch this video to learn proper methods for creating different notches during tree felling and techniques for maintaining a correct hinge from a qualified Husqvarna trainer.



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    never thought of gouge cutting in and leaving the little bit at the back before it actually finishing the cut. Very cool, but sorry I still love my Stihl.