Chainsaw Safety Classes
Expert instructors | Fun and challenging | Protect your life and your property

2021 Schedule         
2nd Saturday of each month

Level I:   Jan 9, Feb 13, Apr 10, May 8
Level II:  Mar 13, Jun 12, Oct 9, Nov 13
Level III: Sep 11
Level IV: tbd

"Samsel Ltd is the only full-service chainsaw sales-and-service dealer in the U.S. that provides on-site safety training.  I'm grateful to the Samsels for providing us with 100s of acres of sustainably managed woodlands that are the perfect classroom for all levels of training."
   --Ken Lallemont, Safety Instructor

When: Saturdays listed above, starting at 8:00am until 5:00pm

Cost: $120 per session  
Location: Samsel Ltd. Tree Farm, W10420 Beechnut Drive, Hancock, WI  54943 
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Prerequisite:  Participants must have completed the prior level.
                     No prerequisite for Level I.

InstructorNathan Stanford
Nathan is assisted by Arthur Steffan, a graduate of all four levels with extensive wood-cutting experience, and a skilled chainsaw mechanic.

To see course outlines, visit:

Nathan’s website
To register:
Step 1:  Phone 800-699-3793 or 715-249-5602
or Fax 1-715-249-5452 or email:

Step 2:  To complete your registration, send a check for $120 made out to
Samsel Ltd and mail to:

Samsel Ltd
W10420 Beechnut Drive
Hancock, Wi 54943

Class Size limited to 12         Minimum Class Size  5
Please bring this required equipment:  protective headgear, chaps, work boots, a chainsaw, and a bag lunch.  Chainsaws and protective equipment can be provided, if needed.  Please let us know if you need to purchase or borrow gear when you register.
Classes on dates other than those listed can be arranged for
groups of 5 to 12.  Contact Clyde Samsel at or 1-800-699-3793 or 1-715-249-5602

Classes are also conducted at the Aldo Leopold Center
Note: Classes at Samsel's start at 8:00am.

Instructors Ken and Nathan

"You will learn to bore-cut and fell trees safely.   If you have any bad habits (unsafe practices),  be prepared to change.

Your instructor, in my opinion, is one of the best in the world.  His students have competed with the best in Sweden.  You will be taught European cutting methods.  The US Forest Service has adopted most of these methods."
 --Clyde Samsel

A perfect score!