This book captured my interest right from the beginning with its retro cover showing a 1951 IEL Super Pioneer “one-man power chainsaw,” a 1950s style logging truck being unloaded at a log dump by an A-frame, and a boom man standing to the side with a pike pole ready to start moving the logs around the bull pen. The cover image also boasts that the Vancouver-made IEL Super Pioneer “Does the work of 5 men” — and how true that statement is, even though it would take some time for chainsaws to evolve to that stage of efficiency. All of this points to the post-Second World War era when one-man chainsaws took the world by storm… read more >
Enter the one-man chainsaw
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