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Was talking with a guy today about how you can use the markings on a chainsaw to fell a tree in the direction you want. He didn't know so I figure others may not either, so...

 

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Good vid., but I wouldn't have cut the sides that deep, would have relied more on the "back cut".

One great thing he used wedges, lots of folks don't, wooden wedges are your friend for bringing it down, keeping
the cut open and aiming it.
They are good on a big tree for keeping the cut open while sectioning a thick trunk while on the ground too. :good2:

A pinched bar and chain make for unneeded misery. :banghead:
 

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Hmmmm. Never tried this way. I usually just call a friend to come do it for me :bigthumb:
 

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Good vid., but I wouldn't have cut the sides that deep, would have relied more on the "back cut".

One great thing he used wedges, lots of folks don't, wooden wedges are your friend for bringing it down, keeping
the cut open and aiming it.
They are good on a big tree for keeping the cut open while sectioning a thick trunk while on the ground too. :good2:

A pinched bar and chain make for unneeded misery. :banghead:
 

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Learned something about my husky saw....didn't know about using the handle for aiming. Plus I liked the way he said Husquevarna - I am going to say it like that from now on!!! :good2:

In the first video what was the ?tape measure? hooked on his hip for - to measure where to make the cutoff's?? I missed it if he explained it. I usually just use the bar length to know how long to make the rounds. :dunno:
 

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Learned something about my husky saw....didn't know about using the handle for aiming. Plus I liked the way he said Husquevarna - I am going to say it like that from now on!!! :good2:

In the first video what was the ?tape measure? hooked on his hip for - to measure where to make the cutoff's?? I missed it if he explained it. I usually just use the bar length to know how long to make the rounds. :dunno:
Not sure, maybe to measure how far out the tree will drop.
 

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Not sure, maybe to measure how far out the tree will drop.
Right at the end he had it trailing behind him as he was limbing, like he hooked it to the base and it stretched out as he walked away limbing. It seemed he looked at it and made a mark on the trunk.

Maybe cutting to whatever lengths for dragging it back for making boards? :dunno:
 

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Right at the end he had it trailing behind him as he was limbing, like he hooked it to the base and it stretched out as he walked away limbing. It seemed he looked at it and made a mark on the trunk.

Maybe cutting to whatever lengths for dragging it back for making boards? :dunno:
Sounds better than what I said. :thumbup1gif:
 

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In the first video what was the ?tape measure? hooked on his hip for - to measure where to make the cutoff's?? I missed it if he explained it. I usually just use the bar length to know how long to make the rounds. :dunno:
It is used to measure the length of the cuts when bucking the logs.
 

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Hooskvarna

Learned something about my husky saw....didn't know about using the handle for aiming. Plus I liked the way he said Husquevarna - I am going to say it like that from now on!!! :good2:

In the first video what was the ?tape measure? hooked on his hip for - to measure where to make the cutoff's?? I missed it if he explained it. I usually just use the bar length to know how long to make the rounds. :dunno:
Yeah, I'll have to pick up the Hooskvarna from now on.

Disappointing- Swedish videos and just a couple of ugly guys. . .

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Yeah, I'll have to pick up the Hooskvarna from now on.

Disappointing- Swedish videos and just a couple of ugly guys. . .

Treefarmer
:lolol:

And for the pronunciation, I'm going with Whooskha-varr--nna....while channeling the swedish chef from the muppets. :good2:

I forgot to mention that apparently his brother has a job "sharpening" chains in a certain shop in NY. :nunu:
 

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:lolol:

And for the pronunciation, I'm going with Whooskha-varr--nna....while channeling the swedish chef from the muppets. :good2:

I forgot to mention that apparently his brother has a job "sharpening" chains in a certain shop in NY. :nunu:
Bet he gets them little rollers spinning like hell from the 2 chains I saw, the file and his hand must be a blur. :lol: :lol:
 
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