STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® comprises six disciplines: three with an axe and three with a saw. Disciplines replicate lumberjack skills, simulating the practice of felling or managing felled trees.

Underhand Chop

This discipline simulates cutting up a felled tree. The athletes stand on a horizontally positioned block and must cut through a 32 cm thick trunk with their axe.

Stock Saw

In this discipline all the contestants use the MS 660, a standard STIHL chainsaw. After allowing the saw to warm up it is then placed on the ground.
Standing Block Chop

Standing Block Chop

The Standing Block Chop simulates the felling of a tree. The objective is to chop through a 30cm dia wood block as quickly as possible, from the side.
Single Buck

Single Buck

The competitor makes one cut through 19 inches of white pine using a single man cross-cut saw. The competitor may have a helper wedge his cut into the log to prevent the saw teeth from sticking.


In this discipline, two springboards are slotted one below the other into a vertical tree trunk. The aim is to cut through a block of wood on top of the trunk (diameter 27 cm) at a height of about 2.80 m above the ground.

Hot Saw

This discipline uses specially tuned, extremely powerful chainsaws. The aim is to cut three cookies of a specified thickness from a horizontally positioned trunk (diameter 46 cm) as quickly as possible.

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