Originally Posted by TeamCasey
OMG! I just realized that I'm asking GAC for chainsaw safety lessons. He still hasn't eradicated my mole dilemma!
With a chainsaw in hand, I haven't seen one mole.
I had no problem cutting wood lying flat on the ground. Just make sure your footing is solid (I put one on the wood to hold it down), cut straight (don't have the blade at an angle where it can bind).
Make sure your tension is right (on the saw, not you).
You should be able to grab the chain (while it's not running) and slightly pull it away from the frame (about 1/8 inch).
My yard has slash marks all around (it'll grow back).