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    Altissimus replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    Wrapping can be beat by the tip feed trick , it usually doesn't bother me as much as plugged outfeed chute does ... Drives my otherwise delightful workplace mood South.
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    ... thought the news last year that the 372's will eventually have microshit control. Hmmmm , well after a trip to the Saw Shop today I find Husky's newest trick is no more 372's available new in North America starting next year and that's all folks. Sad , was probably their top performance "big" saw. I'm going to buy one new this summer even though not necessary at this time. Parts will still be available and much like my 335 and 338's I prefer them to the new models and rebuild when the time comes.
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    Nope , looks that way on stable braid sometimes after a tight line heavy pull , goes away
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    Fundamentals mentions any mechanical devices (might have been reference to double lock snaps) though great in many cases can be subject to failure i.e. twigs etc. jamming moving parts. In my case now I believe the pin failure is caused by poor or no spring extend on the two tiny ball bearings that retain the whole show. First time the culprit was Softwoods Sap , second was time was Ice and Snow. Just a theory but based on everything I know as I have pulled many stems w ascender on heavy line w Tirfor. Two times is too much failure for me though.
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    The Ash are doomed , the entire Species
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    Courtney Barnett says Americans don't get sarcasm ... It's my.main thing though.
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    Welcome Tall Tree , Pathogens ...
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    Altissimus replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    Yes , with Mick
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    Back again , need new shell and spring on my bigger rigging Gibbs. Still cheap and easy , great outfit for sure.
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    I bought grade 5 bolts w nylon and steel lock nuts for the safeties , after install I cut off and filed down the excess threads. I rather like the little bit of bulk reduction as well as peace of mind. (One pin was fine , the other not so much)
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    Yes ... Had a problem , twice !. First time I started a Gibbs repair thread here. Pull Trees of decent size w Tirfor on 5/8" line ... Both times even the damaged the ascender did more or less hold the line though. Thinking wing nut and lock washer to skip wrenches as it goes on and off the line quite a bit.
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    I'm thinking nut and bolt on everything now , even if I use a pin for rigging it will be an extra long one w a separate retainer not the spring lockers
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    2 Weeks Ago
    PPE , it's real personal (comes down to preference and comfort aloft) ... always disliked the knot adjust on my safeties , when I didn't have the second Gibbs I would use a Blake's and minder pulley which gave me one hand adjust.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I can home those two if they're just collecting dust ... Always found them user friendly , especially w one hand.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Haha Boss , ladder won't help me ... Use two on my safeties , use bigger one for mostly all my pull work. Also handy for tensioning and anchoring high lines between trees.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I use them for both climbing and rigging. Do you use the spring lock pins or the nut and bolt. ??
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Hehehehe
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    Always rule of thumb (except when item is exceptional) ... Used = Half New
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    Though I'm quite sure those things aren't for me and have limited experience with them but I wonder how they are on rakers
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    Uhmmm , not bragging about Ron's Husquavarna Townshend Vermont USA but , well I'm a loyal customer and they appreciate it so when they cannot get to it and I'm down they will send me out with a loaner (offer not good on climb saws). Sometimes a new model demonstrate r sometimes Ron's old saw or one used for sale (I have purchased a couple of these) Much appreciate it , MUCH
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    I buys my saws and takes my chances , Try not fret about the fuel ... Local dealer that sent THREE Saws to the shop with water in the gas is now selling Ethanol Free at a ridiculous premium. I say fuck it and buy cheap gas at 7-11
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