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    Nutball replied to a thread Stihl 500i in Chainsaws!
    I checked other videos I had seen before, and they are about the same, they are just a lot slower than I remember, but then my 35 ton hydraulic is faster than I remember (I hadn't used it in a couple years until now). I used to think I'd want a KE splitter for its speed in small wood, but not any more. I did witness a first in 15 years of using the 35 ton Hydraulic: it stopped in oak. It was kind of exciting, it just kept going slower until a snail could outrun it, then I looked really close to see if it would stop. It finally did, but I kept the pressure on for another 5 seconds, and nothing. I had to back it out and oil the wedge to finish that split. I think it was all the right circumstances coming together including friction where I imagine the majority of the force goes.
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    Nutball replied to a thread Stihl 500i in Chainsaws!
    I think I saw a video of your KE splitter, it was the slowest I've seen as if it had an energy output limiter.
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    Nutball replied to a thread Stihl 500i in Chainsaws!
    You are kidding right? I prefer them with a bar. And sounds like you need a vertical splitter? I wouldn't have it any other way, and that's one reason why I probably won't buy a kinetic energy splitter.
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    Bump :smoker:
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    This reminds me of my RC airplane hobby. Horizon Hobby, which has a lot of good ideas for RC planes, tends to push them out before the aerodynamics and center of gravity are dialed in just right. I even heard from someone who went to a big expo event that a HH test pilot demo flying for the public a new airplane told him it wasn't 100% yet, but they had released it a short time earlier anyway. And they tend not to go back and fix the issues on RC's, since they discontinue most new designs in a couple years anyway whether or not they are good. The experience difference for many of their products would have been night and day if they just put a little more work into it. Shows you what kinds of businesses we have around here these days.
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    I heard the first 661 had a problem, but they fixed that pretty quick. It's the only auto tuning saw I've used, and runs great. You can sometimes heard it tune the engine a little, and I've found it easy to flood and hard to unflood, so only use 1 pull with the choke on at first only when it has sat for a day.
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    I find I sleep the best when I have very weird dreams as long as they aren't scary
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    I've had those dreams before, but not in a while.
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    Nutball replied to a thread Echo 2511t in Chainsaws!
    It's just the extra bumper beside the depth gauge like what stihl 1/4 chain has, and it should help reduce vibration.
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    Nutball replied to a thread Stihl 500i in Chainsaws!
    Does it come with an electronic voice to apologize for not starting first pull? How 'bout a 16lb 900i right now too to finish off husqvarna for good
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    The interwebs will break if you don't load more pictures, it feeds on that stuff you know
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    Nutball replied to a thread Saw video thread in Chainsaws!
    you weighed it?
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    Nutball replied to a thread Stihl 500i in Chainsaws!
    I think it's more so the chain stretching from the shock of binds stalling the chain. That's a lot of force from a 7hp engine when the chain gets slammed to a stop. I figure .063 would hold up better. Then again I tend to run an aggressive depth gauge setting, so that makes them more prone to stretch causing stalls and vibration. I wonder why they didn't use crank stuffers on the 500i?
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    Nutball replied to a thread Saw video thread in Chainsaws!
    Looks like black locust?
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    Nutball replied to a thread Unusual Trees in Tree Care and Health
    Two that I see have a burl on the same side...
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    Especially considering how batteries have around 1/20th or 1/50th the energy density of gas. Though electric motors will only use as much power as is needed, so when you just rev an electric with no load, it uses almost no energy while a gas saw consumes a fixed amount of gas every turn if the engine whether or not that energy is being used to cut wood.
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    Nutball replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Whatever makes the guy cutting feel safer
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    Nutball replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Too easy with that crane! How much time does it save? I assume those steep vertically angled cuts are to prevent the work from swinging into the arborist until it has been lifted above their head?
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    6 Days Ago
    I didn't think slides could be fast enough, but fast + sharp curves and ending toward the closer side of the pool could be scary. I can see there how you'd come out upside down and backwards. I think the middle bend sets you up for it, and the third flips you.
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    Nutball replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    First glance was fish, a second look before your reply, and I clearly saw it was pork. Classic strip of fat or whatever on the side, and fish wouldn't hold up well on a fork cooked.
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    Nutball replied to a thread Horrible Dog Attack in Odds and Ends
    Monkey Beaver has got competition now
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    Nutball replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    We've done a speed line using the chipper winch line on I want to say it was a huge tulip poplar. The chipper winch made for a convenient anchor point and source of tension, but the end was too close to the ground to really get the branches right to the chipper. Otherwise we just don't often get really tall trees out east like the one in that video. Those camera angles are so good, they'd be great for educational purposes if you and Jerry went back through your old footage and assembled an in depth climbing and rigging DVD, not like the working climber series wasn't detailed enough.
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    1 Week Ago
    Do any current electric top handles hang with the 35cc gas saws well?
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    1 Week Ago
    I learned there's lots of burl around giant oak crotches. I would have kept those pieces if I knew instead of smashing them to bits with the splitter.
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    Nutball replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I found this splitting wood. I never see them even half this size. Looks bigger in person. You only ever see them this big on Man vs Wild
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    1 Week Ago
    I'd think the best way to make a snap cut for machinery is to either leave a little holding wood right in the center of the log (if there's risk of the log rolling, so you don't know which way it will be picked up by the machine) or just leave a little holding strap on the bottom, which should break when the other end is lifted. Or use 2 closely overlapping cuts, so the wood in the middle can split apart easily. Just my thoughts Oh, and things to watch out for: Don't leave the holding strap of wood on the side of the log opposite from you. It's more difficult the other way, but having the strap on your side generally keeps the logs from hinging into you if there is tension in them.
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    Has the reserve not been met :D
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