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    When you cut the horizontal cut of a Humboldt first, matching the heights of the angled cut isn't an issue. There 's another cool video linked in the comments

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    Daniel, I have a suggestion. After cutting your angle cut first (as far across as the bar will reach), you could start your horizontal cut from your near side, then, (presuming that the saw bar is kept horizontal), you will have no trouble getting your cuts correctly aligned. You then simply have to walk around to the other side of the tree & finish both cuts.
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    That's what I do too. Pete.
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    Daniel: Thank you so much for taking the time to make that vid. I'm going to suggest that it takes absolutley no more time to make the horizontal cut first and then the Humboldt second. I am purely a tree-service guy. I have absolutely zero experience falling commercial timber in the woods, and yet, I am convinced that the best way to cut a tree down is with the horizontal cut first, followed by the Humboldt diagonal. Dutchman?... clean it out. Gap? Knock it out with the axe... you should always have one on hand anyways... don't matter what Coast a guy is on... you should always have a wedge in the back... don't matter what species yer fallin'.

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    Stig is a master short bar sawman

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    What about guys in the midwest? We don't count.


    I think I am the only tree guy in the area that uses axe and wedge as SOP.

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    Humboldt is for timber... Lots of reasons to use it on the woods... hardly any in the backyard...

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    Lots of use in backyard, of course, out of the box!


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    Quote Originally Posted by pete mctree View Post
    Daniel, I have a suggestion. After cutting your horizontal first (as far across as the bar will reach), you could start your horizontal cut from your near side, then, (presuming that the saw bar is kept horizontal), you will have no trouble getting your cuts correctly aligned. You then simply have to walk around to the other side of the tree & finish both cuts.


    I'll give it a try...

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    Lots of use in the backyard, of course, out of the box!
    Nothing takes long is sawyer a good feller. It's not that hard. Honest.
    I'm all ears Sean... make the list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gf beranek View Post
    Stig is a master short bar sawman
    Say that 10 times fast, lol!