This is the second part of the video on saw use. Here I focus on working with larger pieces of wood with a portable saw. It is rare that on an outing in the woods you would have to bring down large pieces of wood using this technique, and I very rarely do so, but it’s good to know the theory in case you need it. As always, when working with large pieces of wood, make sure that you are clear out of the way before the wood is cut.
For more information on saw use and maintenance, read the Crosscut Saw Manual by Warren Miller. It covers most of the fundamentals and is a great starting point for anyone interested in the subject.