Use of the Forest

Public use of Saginaw Forest is encouraged. Rules for the public's use include (but are not limited to):

Saturday, December 7, 1991


Replaced old STIHL chainsaw powerhouse (032 AV) with an equivalent newer model (034 AV). I had taken the old saw into A2 implement for repair because I couldn't start the engine. It appears that someone in the past had dropped a washer into the powerhouse + failed to [writing unclear] it. The washer eventually worked its way into the piston area + sheared off the piston head, causing an estimated $400.00  for replac in damage -  which is nearly as much as the new saw. Therefore SNR decided it was better to replace the old saw rather than repair it. The cause of all the [writing unclear] was due to simple carelesness [sic] + was easily preventable.; however, the fact that the saw that had passed through the hands of 10-15 caretakers during the past 20 years made it unlikely that it was going to receive consistently optimal care.

Before I relinquish my duties as caretaker I am going to prepare a list detailing what is necessary for the proper use + maintenance of the chainsaw.