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Basic Chainsaw Maintenance and Safety

Course Code: AL0248CA15

Chainsaw Maintenance and Safety

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NOTE: This class is no longer being offered. Please check out our new Basic Chainsaw Safety class.


Learn the basics of chainsaw maintenance and prevent those time-consuming breakdowns in the field. If you do have a breakdown, learn how to fix it. In this hands-on class, Roy Manring will teach you about the cutting chain and the motor that drives it. You'll learn the most common causes of chainsaw failures and the best ways to fix and prevent them. You'll also learn how the chain works and how to sharpen it. You'll do a teardown and reassembly of a real machine.

Watch the video below for a preview of the types of safety tips you will learn in this course!

Felling a Tree: Safety First


The April 10, 2015 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
3 Technical

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Credits
4.5 Certified Arborist, 4.5 BCMA Practice

NJ Urban and Community Forestry Continuing Education Units

Rutgers CEUs

Early Registration Fee TBD  
Registration Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.


Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

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Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Beth Perez, 848-932-7483

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.