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    6 Hours Ago
    Do you mean saw chain meeting metal, beyond economic salvageability?
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    7 Hours Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Shite!
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    8 Hours Ago
    Lot more old dudes have killed people than young dudes. After going into a skinny, dark tunnel after VC, not a lot scares some folks, though that crowd is getting on in age. My friend was recently approached by a guy for his money. My friend told the guy that he was going to walk away or beat him up, but he wasn't getting any money. Guy walked off looking for easier prey. Coulda been my friend was packing, too, and it wouldn't be the first time he'd shot at someone. I never asked him, and he never told me that he's killed people, but...
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    8 Hours Ago
    That's Pferd on Stihl chain?
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    19 Hours Ago
    What are you wiping it on/ with? Seems like it would take a lot of extra time, but if its cutting better, its cutting faster. Do you tap the file?
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    1 Day Ago
    When one is limited in opportunity to earn money, saving money is like earning money. If your Opportunity Cost for cleaning files is doing less work, it doesn't "pencil-out".
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    1 Day Ago
    I was taught to spin, as the advice hadn't changed when files did. I never understood the spin, so I quit, and just filed sharp. Now I know why it worked. If you're using a non symmetrical file handle or guide, it's easy to get dull spots. You need to change the 'side' of the file that is cutting, periodically. Files bouncing around with files will wear them all. Straws are one option for a file sleeve. I bang the tip of the file in the bar to shake out fillings, and backwards-wipe files. I xan keep a chain sharp with one hand. Rocked chains get started with an old file our grinder. Then a touch up with a round file. My grinder is cheap, but way better than employees filing forever.
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    2 Days Ago
    Oh, makes sense... Engineered for it. What's it called?
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    2 Days Ago
    Is that a dedicated machine on the truck, or an attachment like other grapple saws. The future looks worse and worse for lower skilled workers. That's streamlined, right to the chipper or grapple truck.
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    2 Days Ago
    Before he does it, imo
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    2 Days Ago
    I showed my ground-man the 4x's zoom. He was astonished. I can spot a not sharp chain from far away. I think in part because I had really good eyesight and bright Nevada sun to learn by. From the blurry picture, I'd guess every front-working corner is bent down. Round-top, aka chipper chain, aka micro-chisel is way more forgiving. Side plate pictures? 13/64" or 3/16" round file? Raker/ depth gauge offset spec? Make sure you are using sharp files!
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    2 Days Ago
    I know enough to tighten the chain so it sings. Hard to throw the blade that way!
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    2 Days Ago
    Rent a tow-behind lift. Do the job easily and successfully. Charge way more for cleanup. Use a rattle can... Charge more. $200 for cleanup is the price of a chipper rental, no labor. Think about that.
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    2 Days Ago
    Sounds like how a hangover might make someone act.
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    2 Days Ago
    Whoa!
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    2 Days Ago
    Seems like a lot of torque on the boom. I'm not a crane engineer, clearly. Bad news for climbers with trees in reach of that boom.
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    2 Days Ago
    The maple logs in front we're set there by machine. The fir logs in the back, along with all but one trunk chunk, came down by 'Magic', all where there were supposed to land. This log was wider than my 28" bar; I wasn't aiming for a precision hinge cut, so it was easy and fast to chase around. This was the last cut from spurs. Wider near to far side, than left to right. I had my 42" bar, so I didn't need to double-cut the butt log. I was in a hurry to get to school for picking up D. Magic Cut on the butt log put it right on the pile, as gravity and physics dictated, quick and easy. Stig mentioned not misjudging the lean. A lot of these 6-10' logs closed the kerf enough on the first cut that I had to pull the saw out in-line with the bar, as I couldn't get the bar out where it went in... Just like any other deep-first-snapcut kerf will close.
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    2 Days Ago
    How much torque do you think it would take to twist off a hinge? Imagine trying to twist apart a 1"x14" green, solid board, without pulling it over. If your rope was pulling 10' to the side of the stem on a branch for no reason, with a good back lean, and the tree weighed 4 times as much, sure, it would want to torque off the stump. #GoodHingesWork
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    2 Days Ago
    How much opposite to the lean can you pull it, and lay it out with cushion room?
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    3 Days Ago
    A V-swing maybe. You end up on one line of travel. One anchor on each cliff side.
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    3 Days Ago
    Being a flatbed with folding sides really facilitates unloading. All my trailers are flatbeds with removable sides... Personal preference. You can unload a flatbed on a cross slope. Dump beds add a lot of weight. Well worthwhile, often. Do you sell by the truck load, too, Fiona?
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    3 Days Ago
    The rock climbing mags gave more details about the overall situation, back when...details left out that were part of the failure. Rock and Ice or Climbing had it.
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    3 Days Ago
    Johnny, No, I wouldn't buy a service body again. I bought that F450 dually (15,000 pound GVWR) with a 460/ 5 speed for $2850, and $1100 for various bits. At the time, I had a 1/2 ton as a tool truck, and my F600 chip truck (22K or so GVWR). I needed something heavier as multi-purpose vehicle that provided back-up to either truck. I could put a 261 with a 20" bar, tops into a box. Not great. I thought of putting a shelf in the box for bigger saws, and chaining them down. The mini would fit under the shelf. It pulls 5 yards of chips and the 4400 pound chipper or the similar weight of mini and chipper without caring much. More power, and way more maneuverability than my F600, but less capacity. Suited to pruning jobs as a one-man show, if needed, as sometimes happens. Ideally, I'd trade in all 3 of my trucks and car for 3 trucks and a dump trailer. For now, I'll stick with what I have.
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    3 Days Ago
    I bet it's better for you than synthetic sugar. Supposedly more honey sold in the world than produced. Sugared-down honeywater. Cut to spread availability.
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