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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Echo 2511t in Chainsaws!
    I've thought about those stainless bottles with a whole in the cap but assumed it would unscrew over time. Have you ever used them for an extended period Stephen? Have used the Stihl 2cycle oil bottles with a wire or string tied around the neck forever. Am almost out of the earlier version of the bottle that had a sunken groove perfect for attachment. And then more recently I switched to a 16 oz laboratory type bottle for the fuel.
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Yes. Sorry I didn't find a 'sarcasm' emoji, thought the smiley face would do.
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    6 Days Ago
    Hmmm. I tried tasting a little of the water pouring out of an oak I had just felled one time. Singularly unrewarding. I mistakenly, I guess, assumed all trees but maple would be the same.
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    .......That's what God asked Lot Stig. :)
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread climber bite? in Gear Forum
    Yes, me too. First climbers I ever tried were straight steel that rubbed my ankle bone with each step and rotation of my ankle. Those lasted a day or few.
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread climber bite? in Gear Forum
    Just read in another thread that it was rubbing your calf and had a lot of movement. Caddie's were advertised as not fitting Bashlins at the time I bought my first set. I had to open them up a bit with an old saw file - took a few minutes. They still move some, click around a bit if I shake them in mid air. Foam is about 3/4 inch on mine if that offers anything for comparison. I bought new replacement foam at the time I bought the pads years ago but have never needed to replace it. (Wespur)
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread climber bite? in Gear Forum
    Huh. Bashlin and Caddie's here all the time. No unpadded contact let alone blisters etc. Where does it rub on your leg? You know there is a left and right hand to the angled Bashlin at least, I trust. Also there is an angled set of aluminum climbers that jogs nicely around my ankle bone but, there is a straight set of Bashlin aluminum climbers too.
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    6 Days Ago
    Birch sap, never heard of drinking that.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    That is an Atom Auger made in Austrailia. Last I checked there was a dealer for their lesser model of that product up in Canada.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Baileys is selling some Stihl chain reels and loops these days too.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Not sure of any facts......but I heard someone say BM tickets went on sale and were sold out in 5 minutes or some such thing.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Bixler in Nevada City, CA only has the 90 foot Omme. Chris _???? , back east only has a 90 foot EZ Lift. (No bucket trucks.)
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Thanks Tim - ordered a bunch.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Yes, thanks. I'm about to buy another unit and was wonder if I should switch over.
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    06-16-2019
    https://youtu.be/5jSQ9v60rUY Here is an interesting idea I hadn't ever heard of, computer sifting of info to catch serial killers.
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    06-15-2019
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    :)
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    06-08-2019
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Lyme disease in Odds and Ends
    https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2015/09/092515-engineering-templedouglas.html Had seen this a long time ago, new test that looked promising. I'll go see if I can find any new info. Not sure of anything as just searching on my phone now. But, this had interesting info and thoughts in it. http://danielcameronmd.com/what-is-the-nanotrap-test-for-lyme-disease-recently-supported-by-the-bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation/
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    05-29-2019
    To keep saw in ready mode longer (possibly until battery dies) click chain brake on. Then click it off and it's ready to cut. No fumes at the tool is nice. I do a lot of trimming etc where it is one cut or a few here, move a little and a couple more cuts etc. - very nice to not have to restart the saw for each separate cut. Blower is nice, not the huge power of a backpac. Their hedger is nice too, again a little less power than Stihls Kombi unit with the 130 motor. I have the blower and hedger for that too.
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    05-25-2019
    Yep, time to dig mine out and charge them up. Glad I read about it here and tried it out.
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    05-18-2019
    :) Interesting stuff.
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    05-17-2019
    Great tip, thanks. I can use that for repairs. Still would like a couple more macrograbs. Didn't know they were discontinued.
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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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