The stock saw discipline is a true test of operator ability. The competitor uses an MS 660 STIHL Magnum® chain saw and begins with both hands on the log and the chain saw idling on the deck.
At the gun, the sawyer makes two cuts through 16 inches of white pine. With only four inches of wood to work with, precision is key. If a competitor saws outside of that or fails to saw a complete cookie, he will be disqualified.
Martin Komarek set the world record in the stock saw discipline at 9.45 seconds in at the Oregon State Fair in 2010.