Technique and safety are key factors.

The WLC is subject to strict rules regarding technique and safety. Every competitor must participate with one chainsaw that has been approved by the competition organizers. The saw must be standard, out-of-the-box versions. Three saw blades and four chains may be used for the various events. If necessary a replacement saw may be used during the competition, with permission from the organizers.

Participants must wear approved protective equipment such as protective jacket, trousers, gloves, boots and helmet with visor and hearing protection. The same clothing restrictions apply for judges and functionaries. Each participant must also have a first-aid kit at hand.

Competition program for 2008 WLC

Friday 3 October

  • 09:00 Competition starts.
  • Tree felling
  • Fitting another chain
  • Bucking by combined cuts
  • Precision bucking
  • International relay race
  • 18:00 Conclusion of first day.


Saturday 4 October

  • 09:00 Competition starts.
  • Tree felling
  • Fitting another chain
  • Bucking by combined cuts
  • Precision bucking
  • International relay race
  • 18:00 Conclusion of second day.
  • 20:00 Prize ceremonies for the disciplines Fitting another chain,
    Bucking by combined cuts and Precision bucking.


Sunday 5 October

  • 09:00 Competition starts.
  • Tree felling
  • Limbing
  • 17:00 Conclusion of third day.
  • 20:00 Prize & closing ceremony.

Gold Favourites

Wolfgang Heideman

From Germany competing with a Husqvarna 576 XP™

Robert Cuk

From Slovenia competing with a Husqvarna 576 XP™

Lars Strandell

From Sweden competing with a Husqvarna 576 XP™

Jukka Peramaki

From Finland competing with a Husqvarna 576 XP™

Arian Essenstam

From the Netherlands competing with a Husqvarna 576 XP™