Professor of the Ural Forestry University strongly recommends Victar electrical saw

Victar was exhibiting at LESPROM-URAL Professional” the International specialized exhibition of machines, equipment and technologies for the forestry and wood working industry held in September 2016 in Ekaterinburg.

Right in the booth visitors had a chance to try the 70 cm (28″) chain pitch .404 Victar saw in operation. Here is an interview of Asgat Gazizov, professor at the department of innovative technologies and equipment of the Ural Forestry University by Alexey Tarasov, the financial director of Victar. Asgat Gazizov’s scientific interest is “Improvement of wood rotary debarking technology by optimizing the main parameters of the process”.


Alexey Tarasov: How do you like Victar electric saw?

Asgat Gazizov: 3 kW. I would like to buy it for myself, but it is expensive.

Alexey Tarasov: Could you introduce yourself, please?

Asgat Gazizov: I am Asgat Mazkhatovich Gazizov, professor at the department of innovative technologies and equipment of the Ural Forestry University PhD in technical sciences.

Alexey Tarasov: Would you recommend the saw to lumber industry companies?

Asgat Gazizov: Sure! Sure! This is a unique saw. It proved its quality. I have been familiar with this saw from the very beginning of its production.

Alexey Tarasov: Do you remember the year the saw appeared in the market?

Asgat Gazizov: 1971?

Alexey Tarasov: This model has been in production since 1970. Some modifications have been implemented to the design since then.

Asgat Gazizov: Great! The construction of the specialized frequency converter is impressive. At that time, it was an electric power plant that needed to be transported to the sawmills. Now it is a portable device. The saw can be operated in the cutting areas as well. No gas and petrol. An ecologically clean product. The saw was operated without any noise and no need to use ear protectors. It is a great product! It is very much in demand.

Alexey Tarasov: Thank you!

Operators of Victar saw sharing their best practices

Operators advice on maximizing the efficiency of the use of Victar saw


Here we collected  advice on how to maximize the known efficiency of the Victar professional electric saw. Every advice comes from an experienced operator of the saw.

  • Government organization “Bayersky forestry”

The company is one of the oldest timber companies of the Chunsky area of the Irkutsk region in Russia. Forestry, woodworking, reforestation of taiga lands and protection of forests from fire hazards are the primary activities of “Bayersky forestry”.

“Buyer’s forestry” uses 1 Victar professional electric saw and 3 portable specialized frequency converters (PSFC – 400) at the heat-only boiler station generating thermal energy in the form of hot water for use in district heating applications; and 4 Victar professional electric saws and 1 portable specialized frequency  converters (PSFC – 400) for bucking and trimming while loading train wagons.

1 ADVICE: Use Victar saw right on the train wagons in order not to go down and fill in a gas-powered chainsaw with gas.


  • Private company “Invest forest”

“Invest forest” is a plywood mill producing 5 000 m3 of wood a day. The company is situated in Yoshkar-Ola city of Mari El Republic, Russia. Operators work in 2 shifts of 11 hours each. Total quantity of hours of operation is 22 hours a day.

The company is using 1 Victar professional electric saw while another Victar saw is in stock. 1 gas powered chainsaw Stihl MS361 is used for the ambient temperatures of maximum – 25 °C.

2 ADVICE: Regularly clean Victar saw with an air-compressor. When working at low temperatures of minus 30-35 °C, add some diesel oil to the lubricating oil. This allows to keep the oil liquid and to lubricate the gearbox and the chain. When working at high temperatures of +30-40 °C, take a 30 minute break every 2 hours. At night put the bar in the lubricating oil.


  • Public company “Borovichsky refractory plant”

One of the biggest refractory plants “Borovichsky refractory plant” operates in the Novgorod region. Victar professional electric saw is used there to produce wooden pallets.

3 ADVICE: Use Victar saw in closed premises for a smooth production process.


  • Public company “Karbonika”

“Karbonika” produces different kind of chemicals in the Perm region of Russia. At “Karbonika”, operators buckle wood on the lots situated very far from the city. A considerable distance between the production facility and logging lot complicates a delivery of gas and requires extra book keeping.

4 ADVICE: Use Victar professional electric saw to eliminate book keeping, to reduce expenses on reparation of your chainsaw and purchase of consumables.


  • Government agency “The union of correctional services #26”

“The union of correctional services #26” is engaged in logging. Buckling is taking place in the warehouse (Lumber exchange) by 4 teams working in 2 shifts of 12 hours each.

5 ADVICE: provide a team of operators with 2 Victar professional electric saws as the main cutting tool and with 1 Stihl MS361 for mobile work in remote sites.


  • Private enterprise “Instrumental”

A large dealer of Victar professional electric saw is situated in Kiev, Ukraine. The dealer supplies plywood mills and timber producers with Victar chainsaws.

6 ADVICE: Using a warehouse for buckling you will increase the output of timber. When buckling wood in the forest there is a high risk that the best wood will be stolen and will not reach the warehouse.

15 power tools for wood working

In the past few decades, the development of power tools has changed the face of wood working. Not only do these tools remove the drudgery from such arduous tasks as drilling and planning, but the technology offers new ways in which wood can be fashioned while releasing the work of the woodworker or operator – with Victar professional saw, for instance. The development of aluminum casting, plastic molding and silicon chip technology has brought the power tool a long way from the simple portable drill or drill attachment. Improvements in the electric motor and advances in cutting technology – tungsten-carbide tipped (TCT) blades, for example, – have also been significant. Most recently, cordless tools have provided the operator with a new range of convenient and compact tools.


Vertical drill standA vertical drill stand will accommodate a portable drill with a 1 3/4 -inch collar and permit more accurate drilling.









Portable electrci drillThe portable electric drill is the original power tool. With a keyed or fast-action chuck, a cord-powered drill should operate on 550 watts with a 1/2 -inch chuck.









Drill bitsTwist drill-bits, which range from 1/64 to 1/2 inch and which can have center points, are used for general work.








Flat bitsFlat-bits (spade bits) make it possible to cut larger holes but using a narrow 1/4 -inch shank. They are available from 1/4 – 1 1/2 inches.









Cordless electric drillAvailable in voltage from 3.6 to 24, the cordless drill with keyless chuck can never be as powerful as its cord-operated counterpart, but it is safer and more convenient.









Electric plunge routerOne of the most versatile of the power tools, the plunge router is basically an electric motor with a sharp rotating cutter at the end. Various gigged attachments allow it to cut grooves and joints and to shape wood. They are available from 400 to 2000 watts.








Router bitsRouter bits are either high speed steel (HSS) or the longer-lasting tungsten carbide tipped (TCT). Shank diameters are 1/4, 3/8, or 1/2 inch.








JigsawThe jigsaw is a versatile hand-held tool for making straight, curved, or angled cuts. The blade moves up and down, and the cut is more efficient when the action is “orbital”. Different blades are available for use with different materials.







OilstoneThe combination oilstone has coarse/medium or medium/fine grit surface. It is lubricated with oil and used to sharpen chisels and plane blades. The diamond stone has a grid of durable diamond particles set in plastic.








Victar professional electric chainsawProfessional electric saw is used for timber bucking and log cross-cutting; in plywood mills for log preshredding; for wood part production including wood casting in closed premises with an increased risk of fire and explosion; for wood cutting in industrial-scale volumes.








Portable circular sawThe portable circular saw is used to cur solid wood or manufactured board material. A straight fence can be attached for parallel cuts. The blade can be set to different depths for grooving, and the sole plate titled for angled cuts along and across the grain. Blades are 5-9 inches in diameter.








Random orbit sanderThe random orbit sander has a self-gripping backed abrasive disk, which moves eccentrically while it rotates to create a random abrading effect. It is used for flat and curved work.









Belt sanderA belt sander uses a 3 or 4 inch continuous belt for heavy-duty abrading.








Orbital sanderThe orbital sander uses 1/2 or 1/3   size abrasive sheets, which are clamped to a padded baseplate. The action is elliptical, and the tool should be used under its own weight.







Biscuit jointerThe biscuit jointer offers a versatile method of connecting solid board or sheet wood. The blade of a small circular saw is plunged to form elliptical recesses into which compressed wood “biscuits” are glued.