Chainsaw Music Volume 2

In our quest to become the best chainsaw blog on the net, we always try to share our passion for the grand adventure that is our descent into the madness of chainsaw obsession.   In a previous blog post, I promised to scour the internet in search of fine examples of chainsaw music.  Once again we will return to those kings of chainsaw music: the illustrious Jackyl.  Today’s offering is the title track from the 1996 CD Cut the Crap. With a driving guitar riff and a grooving bass line, Jackyl‘s “Cut the Crap” is a satisfying piece of hard rock sleaze.  Although the “chainsaw solo” is not the roaring perfection of Jackyl‘s earlier “Lumberjack”,  the chainsaw riffing does provide great accompaniment to the driving rhythm of the bass line.  Sadly, there is no official video release of this song due to the grunge explosion that gutted the hard rock and metal scene of the nineties era, but the track is well worth a listen.  Chainsaw lovers will not be disappointed.  For more Jackyl info, check the official page http://www.rockmerollmejackylmeoff.com/

Next up is a great offering from the Finnish masters of horror rock: Lordi‘s “Chainsaw Buffet”.  Coming off of their 2006 hit album The Arockalypse, this song also lacks an official video, but it does feature Twisted Sister‘s axeman Jay Jay French.  There are no chainsaw solos, but the song does have a chainsaw roaring intro.  A tongue-in-cheek song for horror fans, the song does have a great guitar solo and a catchy chorus.  Give it a listen.  Check the official webpage http://www.lordi.fi/

Our next video is a straight-up hard rock outing by the young band Red In White. The song has “Chainsaw” as its title and is off of the 2013 album Wildness Within.  The video features a brief glimpse of a familiar chainsaw wielding horror hero.  This This Brazillian hard rock band delivers a classic rock video and features some excellent guitar work by Daniel Scarr.  A satisfying musical romp well worth five minutes of your time.  Visit their official site here

Our final selection is a zany offering from Atlanta based Family Force Five. This is an interesting rap/hip hop video from 2013’s Reanimated, and it  introduces a chainsaw inspired dance move.  This video also includes footage of band members destroying innocent furniture with an abused Husqvarna in a manner very reminiscent of Jackyl’s “Lumberjack” video.  Although not my usual genre of choice, this video is a pretty fun outing in the arena of chainsaw music (I do recommend a viewing of their latest video “Sweep the Leg”).  Family Force Five’s official website can be found here.

Chainsaw Instruction Videos 2

Cruising the Net

A.J. Kilpatrick

While cruising the net in search of videos that expand or elaborate on using chainsaws safely and effectively, we come across many that are filled with people doing things that are so unsafe that we find ourselves cringing in front of our monitor screen.  Afraid of what we are about to see, but unable to look away.  We’re  no snuff junkies; we do not search the internet for videos of death and destruction, but sometimes, in our quest for practical knowledge we come across videos that are filled with things that just aren’t right.  What is truly scary is that these videos are shared with the world under the guise of how to videos.  When searching the world wide web, it truly is caveat emptor.  Although these types of videos are ripe with material for this blog, we will not be directing readers to them.  The internet is filled with people who tear down the works of others, and we will not add to the storm of negativity.  However, in our quest to make this the best chainsaw blog possible, we will gladly direct readers to videos and articles that offer enough value to be worthy of your time and our praise.

In a previous post, we praised the Husqvarna series of videos on the safe operation of a chainsaw.  The Husqvarna series of videos have tremendous value for a person just starting out on the road to adventure that is playing with the king of power tools.  Another series of videos that are very good at instructing people in the use of safe chainsaw techniques are the Wildfire series of videos on chainsawing.  These videos cover much of the same material that is covered in the Husqvarna series, but their production values are a little lower, and the videos seem a little older which lowers the sound and video quality in comparison to the Husqvarna series.  The Wildfire videos are a good companion series to the Husqvarna’s as they cover the same material with different instructors and camera angles which might help to clarify any techniques or procedures you are unsure about.  This series of videos is broken down into smaller chapters of segments which is also an advantage when seeking clarification on a particular skill or technique.

This is a long video with some great tips on cutting conventional notches.  Winston gives some great tips on proper gunning cuts, and he gives tips on keeping level and in the right plane.

This video provides instruction on how to make an open-face notch with a bore cut to set the hinge.  This is one of the best techniques for leaners.

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