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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Minute Ago
    I'm with Sean. Dang, Robert. You really are pretty sorry at this stuff.
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  • cory's Avatar
    8 Minutes Ago
    cory replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Pics!!!!!
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    11 Minutes Ago
    On the side-plate, you want an even, round " C-shape", not "Italicized C-shape". Some are better than others. 10% of the file above the top-plate.
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  • cory's Avatar
    11 Minutes Ago
    cory replied to a thread Cold showers in Odds and Ends
    Interesting formula Biggun I think KB jumps straight into a cold shower. Too manly for me though, I start with hot shower and work back from there
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  • cory's Avatar
    14 Minutes Ago
    cory replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    RF, no the filings don't cut skin at all, NP. FWIW, IMO, the gullet looks way too deep; the tie strap is being cut into
    67 replies | 854 view(s)
  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    16 Minutes Ago
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    19 Minutes Ago
    Freezing water bulges and bursts steel!!!! What is the altec throat dimensions? 6x6 SUCKS, but is way better than a trailer.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    22 Minutes Ago
    You are doing pretty well. Too steep of an angle. Tip is weak. Bends down easily. IDK about that raker/ depth gauge being too deep. Looks like the gullet is low enough, and approaching time to change file sizes. Maybe be able to go down to a lower depth a bit than 0.025", though, as Johnny says, feel the vibration. I'd slope the front of the raker, not the back. Don't file the rag, drag it backward, not push it forward.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    29 Minutes Ago
    I may have mentioned this before but, hinges are strong and they work. If someone has the magic answer for a supposed problem, with social media, they might make a mountain out of a molehill. You had trouble with a thick hinge before then just got panicky 'nipping', and ... I don't think you need such thick hinges. 20% is thick, IMO...you're just trying to steer it down, not go perpendicular to gravity or anything, like pulling is not holding up the weight of the tree, even back-leaning (if you have a good line angle), rather, its tipping the tree over on top of the hinge. People overpull all the time. My friend who used to do trees (poorly) was the king of pull it hard with a thick hinge, because he didn't know better, and was a big fish in a tiny pond.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    34 Minutes Ago
    I woulda rattle canned that with a piece of cardboard for 'masking'/ preventing overspray, and been done lickety split, in 10 minutes, after a basic wash and if I was feeling wacky, a scratch with sand-paper, rinse and air dry. A one hour project, months ago. Show up looking ratty, expect them to expect ratty prices. Show up looking decent... Discussing truck maintenance, I had someone who'd driven past my chip truck from 20' away, ask if my chip truck was computerized much--- not because its anywhere close to new, but because its cleanish, white, and has professional vinyl signs. People are easily fooled by the 20' paint job from 40'. Conversely, patches of rust or primer can be seen on a white truck like scabs on a tweeker. Don't overthink it. Its an old work truck. Just one-ish color of white...an old truck probably needs semi-gloss or matte finish.
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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    39 Minutes Ago
    ~10% to 20% from narrow to wide
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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    41 Minutes Ago
    :thumbup:
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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    42 Minutes Ago
    rfwoody replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    thanks Jonny. I've been using the Oregon .025 "saddle" type raker gauge exclusively, but recently tried the Husqvarna "single tooth" guide, which may have made them lower. I'm thinking I may have filed out the gullets too much on some of them causing too much of a beak. Am thinking about alternating with the file guide (either single file and/or Stihl double file guide with raker file included).... off and on with free hand filing. The un-straight top plate has been a pain for me for a long time.... I filed down some teeth by 1/2 trying to get it straight.... I'm thinking some of that has to do with getting the gullet the right "depth" so the file will ride ~10%(?) above the top plate like it is supposed to.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    43 Minutes Ago
    What is your hinge thickness as a percentage of tree diameter at hinge height? Screwing up which side is which, and not knowing... well, um,... Do you know how dangerous this line of work is? Zero pressure from a customer or an audience of customers, and ...
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  • biggun's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    biggun replied to a thread Cold showers in Odds and Ends
    So are you having a warm shower first ? or literally just getting direct into a cold one?
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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Finally got around to falling/felling this Loblolly(?) Pine Tree. Here are the pictures to finish up the thread. Loblolly(?) Pine --- ~22" x 60' #1 #2 #3 #4 That's kindergarten stuff! ... yeah, I know.... but because in large part to folks' here comments... tree is safely on ground. self-assessment... THE BAD AND/OR UGLY * adrenaline/heart/respiration going so heavy I didn't take it all in while it was falling to enjoy the thing crashing down -- "D" * my son was watching me (for safety) but I forgot to get him to film me (so I could review my actions afterward) -- "F" * when the tree started to fall, I quickly stepped away... but it was a relatively small tree and I stopped about 8' away -- to the side -- sort of hypnotized watching it.... aware that it could hit the ground and the butt bounce/lurch/lunge/roll at me.... so I was ready to move.... but I should have moved quickly back 15' away to watch it fall. -- "C-" * used not so sharp chain to cut down the tree... not too bad on plunge/back-cut, but horrible on face cuts -- "C-" * forgot to put out a marker to estimate exactly where I wanted the tree to fall and see if my estimate of the height was correct -- "C" THE GOOD ... or "ok" * good aim -- tree felled/falled in almost exactly the lay I intended it to... missed the critical targets... no damage... EVEN though tree was twisted and bent and leaning away from intended lay -- "A-" * level back cut and hinge -- back cut at hinge is pretty level with front of hinge... not too ugly -- "A-" or "B+" * thickness of hinge -- hinge thickness was off some ... about 2.5" on the close/good side to 4.5" on the far/bad side ... ....was afraid of cutting too much off far side.... I had wanted the hinge to be thicker on one side... but I got the wrong side thicker.... if it had been 2.5/4.5 reversed I would have given myself an "A" ... but since such a heavy leaner the extra thickness didn't matter much -- "C-" to "B-" (since heavy leaner) * decent face cut -- not a perfect "V" but no dutchman and it is even with the hinge -- "B+" so what's the big deal with this little pine twig? Well if you don't have anything else to do.... any comments and assessments -- humourous or otherwise would be much appreciated!
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    With Echo, you can conservatively modify the muffler simply by removing a restive plate between the spark arrestor and the directional plate. Most have them. Like a foil style gasket with a small hole under the directional plate. Four screws is all holding it to the muffler in most cases. Or, just cut the restrictor plate the same size as the exhaust hole and reinstall.
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  • Nutball's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    I used to take home a load of firewood chunks from a job in a Volvo XC90. Stuffed to the ceiling I figure I'd get about 1800lbs of hickory, about the max rating for the suspension of that model year. I wouldn't call my family rich by a long shot, but growing up in Volvos I never knew they were luxury cars, and I still don't think they are compared to what's out there.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Eventually!!! :beer:
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  • Patrick A's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Well, I tried 4 chippers so far. Vermeer BC600XL, Rayco RC6D, Boxer X7 and Altec DC610. All had between 500 and 800 hours. One of them was full of water that froze around the disc/anvil. I went back to see it when it thawed. So far the Altec is the cleanest and the best feeder. The test material ranged between oak, ash and maple. I think I can get the Altec for $4k but the recent snow storm and ice on trees might motivate other buyers. I want to keep under 3000lbs until I get a bigger truck. Of course, I would like to get a 12" Morbark or Bandit and an F450 with a 1/3 tool and 2/3 chip body but that's for the "Things you've always wanted to own" thread.
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