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    Very.
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    Tasers have a high failure rate Mick and guys they fail on usually need to be shot next. I would have no problem with cops going straight to guns but....you know....Stig and all. :) I saw this device a couple of weeks ago and looked it up. Looks like intended sales will be to law enforcement etc. I hope it becomes available to the civilian market. Some people would like to avoid dying and be willing to pay for and carry a device that could aid in that.
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    2 Days Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread 091 in Chainsaws!
    Would be a good rumor to put out in about 6 days (April fools day.) I tried googling it and didn't see any info.
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    2 Days Ago
    Stig, if your guy is frustrated enough or in enough pain for motivation to be up at a 10 out of 10 he may do well to look into Somatics and Pain Free. If his challenges are muscle related or nerve pain related (often tied to muscles) those are very doable to have a big effect on. Edit - For years doctors and chiros told me I needed to find a different line of work.
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    2 Days Ago
    Murphy you travel to CA a bunch. Cool that you enjoy travel so much.
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    2 Days Ago
    Hadn't heard of the Gravely 395 before, looked it up on youtube. Looks like a worker for brush, as you say.
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    3 Days Ago
    Nice job. I was interested in sabots to launch the RobeKnight but have never gotten to it and realistically never will.
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    4 Days Ago
    I think you will hear good news soon from those treating and saving Ash . (Think I have heard starting early is key.) I don't deal with pests myself. I didn't see for sure what area of the country you're in. It may matter.
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    4 Days Ago
    I have the numbers. I have been lazily buying loops from Baileys for a while after initially trying the Stihl chain in loops and liking it so much more than Oregon. I need to find a good price on 100 ft reels. (My Stihl dealer said he was too expensive.)
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    4 Days Ago
    One of the few options on my chipper I don't use much is a variable flow control for the feed wheels. I'll try adjusting it when the chippers not chipping too well some time.
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    4 Days Ago
    Good to know the Stihl chain runs smoother on it Stephen, thanks. I need to get a reel of Stihl 3/8 low pro and 3/8 standard coming. Madsen doesn't ship those to CA, any other affordable suppliers?
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    4 Days Ago
    Nice mat highway, and galvanized trailer. Surprised more people don't go with that. I'm looking into a aluminum chip box now, my two steel dumpster boxes rusted within a year and will only get worse from there.
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    6 Days Ago
    Yeah....standing up is good.....might be a couple more generations before that starts to make a difference again.
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    1 Week Ago
    Are you going to cut to size using chainsaw carpentry techniques?
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    1 Week Ago
    Yes, agreed. I didn't think of that.
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    1 Week Ago
    I bought some material (HDTP?) to make up stacking plates - so bad at getting to projects.
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    1 Week Ago
    I like the rake to pole pruner idea. I have used up a bunch of black tape doing a temp attachment in the past. And I do have a 10 foot length of lightweight pipe with two ninety degree elbows on the other end to extend my blower reach and still blown down the roof. By the way, previous posts on chainsaw lanyards.....I extend the length of mine by girth hitching in a normal 10 inch saw loop with steel ring.
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    1 Week Ago
    I would like to see Willies way. Sawdust between sounds good, I'll try that. Brian are you thinking of the triple tapers? I use those a bunch too.
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    1 Week Ago
    To answer your question about how long a chipper should be able to run and not be too hot Fiona it is continually. Well, with shut downs for grease at 8 hrs or whatever your manual says and refueling. Too hot to touch on bearings would be indicative of problems coming on my chippers but there may be a possible exception if a hydro motor was closely attached to it and especially if in really hot weather. I would try to ascertain where most heat comes from by touch. Listening trick sounds good, and getting a bearing or motor sourced before failure - if it ever fails. A point of interest is that some bearings are made to take excess grease and let it flow through purging the old grease, while some are sealed and only meant to take a little as replacement for a small amount that weeps out. (If I understand the difference correctly. )
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Kyle's post #21 covers it for me. I have been using steel fliplines and Gibbs or Petzel for decades, just recently tried going back to a prussic and am close to giving it up. (It use to work tolerably well on a 3/4 inch three strand I made up.)
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Sounds good.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Thanks Sean, that was great of you to warn me. Sean, I PM'd you about a Hobbs device for sale because I wasn't go to bid on it at first. Did you ever get that message?
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Logged for a season after I decided college wasn't for me. Went into tree work as a way to continue doing work I liked but, more on my terms. Tried other businesses when I was in enough back pain and believed the umpteenth Doctor/Chiro./Professional who told me I had to change careers. Got back into tree work when I found I could personaly manage back pain. Pulled D's in high school English.
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