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    5 Hours Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    88cc with a muffler mod. I think the mill is a 36", and I have 32" and 42" bars. I might have to trim the logs down a bit.
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    9 Hours Ago
    I thought they were setting beetle traps in the worst areas. Maybe you could look into getting someone to set traps. That might help some. I think there are also insects that go into the tunnels of boring bugs and eat them. You should try researching that too and see if there's a way to get some of those bugs on your trees.
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    9 Hours Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    What would you guys charge for quarter sawing 3 8ft oak logs about 36-24" in diameter with a chainsaw mill? How about just slabbing it? Also consider in your evaluation what you think a beginner would get paid to do it. That will help me get an idea of what I should charge, and if I feel like asking more or less depending on how I feel about your number. Just trying to get a rough idea. And here's my idea for how I would quarter saw it. Comments and opinions desired. Cut in half, then mill some slabs off each half. Then, try to stand them up, and temporarily clamp the halves together, likely even bolt them together at the ends too. Putting the halves together will both help me get the mill squared and level again, and might make it easier to keep the pieces propped up. Red lines show the cuts. In # 3 I should probably get the triangles cut off square before joining the halves so they stand up better and is easier to get the next cut level.
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    1 Day Ago
    It was hard to tell if there was a stick in the rope knot that broke free or what
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    2 Days Ago
    So I was told. I asked if it was, and I told him when getting bids to actually get proof of insurance. They didn't bring out their trucks because it was a drop and leave. Insurance was the second reason I filmed it, just in case the maple split back on the house. I went back today to help cut more firewood, and saw them about to cut down the neighbor's tree: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3ljGztn8Ats" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    2 Days Ago
    They were something to watch. I figured you guys would have something to say about their style. There was a huge twin subwoofer in the back of their car too. I asked the guy what his plan was being tied in. He said he would have rode it down. And he would have landed beside it just fine, but still I told him it could bounce on top of him! If I did it, I too would have been concerned how I would cut it. I thought to do test bore cuts because there were huge holes in the stump to 6ft up. If it was bad enough I'd have to find a table or something to stand on to cut it where he did, but the ground isn't flat there. Kind of scary having to run off a table with a big saw once the tree starts going.
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    3 Days Ago
    Yea, that guy took a whole hour to sharpen his saw and set the rope in the oak. No kidding. But, I'm sure the homeowners will enjoy the video. 5:45, & 11:05 is where the action is (for those who skipped the video from little action). Chainsaw exercises at 8:40.
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    3 Days Ago
    A friend of mine had some trees taken down. Me, him and his brother got to do the fun part of cutting firewood out of them with our 455, 390, and my 2188 (you know who's was fastest :D). I would have taken them down, but suggested he see if he could find someone insured first because they are risky enough, especially the second one. $800 for the pair to just drop them, sound's like a good deal. They hope to mill 3 8ft logs from the oak. The hemlocks it hit are going to come down anyway. 10 minutes long FYI & 1080p <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eQIqBdpl3f4" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    1 Week Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread Saw video thread in Chainsaws!
    Just build you one. You need a way to measure rpm, and drive a wheel of sorts with an adjustable brake and an arm on the brake that presses on a scale to measure torque.
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    1 Week Ago
    It seems to be a debris carrying green lacewig larva, they eat other bugs too.
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    1 Week Ago
    Why not extend the tube on a backpack blower?
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    1 Week Ago
    It even does that back and forth walk to look more wind blown and less alive. I think the little arms that raise and lower the camo blanket over its head are funny
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    1 Week Ago
    Ever seen one of these moss bugs? You can probably find them on most any tree. A video I took of one on my wood pile: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/B87T-0VWc5Q" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I remember how I found this place. I googled something along the lines of tree forum, and found a few, but posts were talking about how great this place was, great members, great kind of people even if there's not nearly as many members as the other forums, so I knew this was the place. I got good vibes from what I saw here.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread Echo 2511t in Chainsaws!
    3/8 .043 seems to cut faster than 1/4 .050. There's not enough difference to really matter when using the saw in the size of wood it is most practical for, but I got 2 seconds slower in a 9-10" log. Oregon chain was used, so results could be better with Stihl chain. Warning on the Oregon 1/4 chain: they don't grind the teeth evenly from the factory!
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread Stihl MS462 in Chainsaws!
    Who do they think we are? I think outer spikes are the most important for any tree felling saw if I had to choose one. But, I think 2 should be standard on all except climbing saws where they can stick with the inside one only. Echo does the same: optional outer and not even an inner on smaller climbing saws!
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I'm still waiting for Mick to write one of his comics for this thread.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread Unusual Trees in Tree Care and Health
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I usually leave it in the truck to avoid breaking it, getting it wet with sweat and covered in sawdust, and the camera features aren't that great. Plus the lens is usually smeared with nothing clean around to wipe it off.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I've always thought someone could use a huge military helicopter to just haul off whole trees after 1 stump cut to a place where they can be processed (a field to burn them, or mulch making plant). Such a helicopter could stay busy in Nashville, but it would sure cost a lot. Makes me wonder if the money saved from time and wear on the usual equipment would be able to pay for such a service if every tree company got together to use a helicopter. $20-50M for the helicopter, 10 ton capacity, unknown fuel cost...
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I always think why would I want to waste time taking pics at work, and potentially look stupid doing it too, but then I wish I had later on. I'm often too busy working to take pics. It would be cool to be hired as the crew's photographer.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread Echo 2511t in Chainsaws!
    https://www.echopartsonline.com/echo-part-C304000000/ https://www.echopartsonline.com/echo-part-V805000240/ Note you need to buy two Heads up, my antivirus has to block something from that site, but I've ordered and received successfully.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread Echo 2511t in Chainsaws!
    In case you want to do some carving up in a tree: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Oregon-Carving-Full-House-1-4-Pitch-050-Ga-Chainsaw-Saw-Chain-68-DL-12-25F068/323507997477?epid=11024961354&hash=item4b52944b25:g:0ToAAOSwWr5ZyBun:sc:USPSFirstClass!37122!US!-1:rk:5:pf:0
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread Echo 2511t in Chainsaws!
    Oregon's chain. I was going to get Stihl, but couldn't find 66dl or whatever size I needed. I was going to go with .043 too, but didn't want to spend $100 on a Sugi bar from a limited selection.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread Echo 2511t in Chainsaws!
    I'm converting my ported 2511t to 1/4 .050, and I'll test cut times vs 3/8. The 1/4 sprocket is slightly smaller than the 3/8, so it will have more torque to pull the extra cutters on the same length bar.
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