When did we start using chainsaws for logging instead of axes?



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    The first uses of automatic logging saws were in 1860; however, the what we would call chainsaws are first documented at some time in the 1920s.

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    The modern chainsaw was first invented in 1926 by Joseph Buford Cox and Andreas Stihl, while in 1927, Emil Lerp created the first gasoline-powered chainsaw. Of course, these were not the one-person chainsaws we see today. The first one-man chainsaws were developed after WWII, when lighter metals were used to make them more portable. This is when the chainsaw could really be said to start replacing the axe, swapping a one-personal manual tool for a one-person power tool.

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