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  • Host an Event

    Host an Event

    “Speed, Power, Precision”. That’s what you get when the world’s finest lumberjacks compete in the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series. Embarking on its 27th year, the professional STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® series is positioned to take this distinctive spectator sport to a new level. Broadcast to over 177 million households a year in the United States, the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS®

  • Wood Sourcing

    Wood Sourcing

    STIHL TIMBERSPORTS event manager, Matt Chagnon, of Granite State Lumberjack Shows, Inc., is a professor, a lumberjack and a conservationist. STIHL caught up with him for a Q&A. STIHL So, do you consider yourself a conservationist? Matt Chagnon: A forester is a conservationist – without conservation, you’re out of work. If you don’t

  • Hot Saw

    Hot Saw

    In this discipline, the competitor uses a customized chain saw with a modified engine, usually taken from a personal watercraft or snowmobile. At the signal, the competitor starts the saw and makes three cuts. With only six inches of wood to work with, precision is key. If the competitor saws outside of the designated six

  • Underhand Chop

    Underhand Chop

    The competitor stands with feet apart on a 12- to 14-inch white pine log. At the signal, he begins to chop through the log with his racing ax. Before chopping all the way through he must turn and complete the cut from the other side. Time ends when the log is severed completely. The challenge

  • Single Buck

    Single Buck

    The competitor makes one cut through 19 inches of white pine using a single man cross-cut saw. The competitor may have a helper wedge his cut into the log to prevent the saw teeth from sticking. Time ends when the block is clearly severed. The primary challenges of this event are technique, brute strength and

  • Stock Saw & Standing Block Chop

    Stock Saw & Standing Block Chop

    Stock Saw The stock saw discipline is a true test of operator ability. The competitor uses a MS 660 STIHL Magnum” chain saw and begins with both hands on the log and the chain saw idling on the deck. At the gun, the sawyer makes two cuts through 16 inches of white pine. With only