Events

Hot Saw

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A single sawyer using a single-cylinder, single-motor power saw makes three vertical cuts — down, up and down — through a 20-inch diameter white pine log. This one-man contest is strictly against time. Chainsaws may be warmed up prior to the contest, but must be turned off before the contest begins. Neither self starting nor impulse-type push button starters nor twin motors are allowed. A starter gives the countdown and on the signal 'GO,' competitors start their saws and make the three cuts. The contest ends when the third slice is severed. All cuts must be complete. Dave Bolstad of New Zealand holds the world record with a time of 5.55 seconds set in 2007.

Jack & Jill

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Jack and Jill bucking contests consist of a man and woman and are against time. Starting cuts of no more than one-half inch deep, in order to set the teeth of the saw, are allowed. Logs must be cut completely through. Timing starts on the signal 'GO' and ends when the block is severed. The wood is 20' white pine. The world record for this event was set in 2005 by Jason and Karmyn Wynyard with a time of 6.17 seconds.

Jill & Jill

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The Jill and Jill bucking contest consists of a two women team and is set against time. Starting cuts of no more than one-half inch deep, in order to set the teeth of the saw, are allowed. Logs must be cut completely through. Timing starts on the signal 'GO' and ends when the block is severed. The wood is 20' white pine. This inaugural event began last year with a winning time of: 11:59 set by Andrea Furber Card and Denise Ott.

Double Buck

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Two sawyers working as a team use a two-man bucking saw to cut through a 20-inch diameter white pine log. Double buck team consists of two men. A starting cut arc is allowed. Timing begins for both competitions when the signal to 'GO' is called, and ends when the log is completely severed. Jason Wynyard and Dion Lane hold the world record with a time of 4.77 seconds set in 2005.

Single Buck

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A single sawyer uses a one-man bucking saw to cut through a 20-inch diameter white pine log. Dion Lane set a new world record in 2006 with a time of 10.78 seconds.

Women's Single Buck

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Sixteen-inch white pine logs are used, and all cross-cut sawing events are against time. A starting cut arc is allowed in the competition. Timing begins when the signal 'Go' is called, and ends when the log is completely severed. The world record is currently held by Nancy Zalewski since 2006 with a time of 11.61 seconds.