So I finally manned-up and got a chainsaw (ok, I got it for Xmas, but still...). I've never used one before. It's a brand-new 14" gas powered Poulan. I've got a few logs to buck up, and plenty of land to go get some firewood out of. My plan is to start small and harvest dead (small) trees and such. So I'm looking for advice as to how to use the saw. I've read up on the internet a bunch of safety instructions (and the user's guide of course), and how to properly cut... but I was looking for perhaps some first-hand knowledge of what I should be doing to be safe and to get the best results without losing any limbs (my limbs, of course). So does anyone have any good hints or rules I should abide by for best results? And how do I convince the wife that I'll be coming back as a full man by the end of the day?