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Offline Old Iron Logging

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Dropping a Pine
« on: January 16, 2012, 10:40:13 am »
Had to remove a pine that was crowding a garage. Used my ported 962. Here are some tools of the trade.
I prefer wedges but in winter with snow covered trees the lever is my choice. The miracle wedge is there also. It is more for freeing a stuck saw but I included it for those who have never seen one.

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Re: Dropping a Pine
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 11:59:36 am »
Showing how a lever is used. Tree was leaning back a good amount.
http://s1153.photobucket.com/albums/p513/OILWOODCUTTER/?action=view&current=MVI_3445.mp4


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Re: Dropping a Pine
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2012, 05:54:46 pm »
How much of a top did that tree have?  I might need to get me one of those bars.

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Re: Dropping a Pine
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2012, 06:10:36 pm »
The tree was 80 ft tall. At about the 20 foot mark it took a 15 degree lean back then at the 40 ft mark it leaned toward a the camera. Limbs started at 14 feet.

The lever is a great tool. I'll never be without one. You can lift as in the video or push down. Usually I put my knee on it and put my weight on it. Too much lift needed on that pine. I may do a video showing other ways to use it.

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Re: Dropping a Pine
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2012, 06:20:21 pm »
Nice cuts Art, very level back cuts.
Just for fun, do you always bore cut in, then around the back?
I usually start my back cut from the side, but you've done a million more then me.

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Re: Dropping a Pine
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2012, 06:37:19 pm »
I would normally back cut from the off side. With the lean toward the camera (house) I wanted to finish on the light side for maximum control.

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Re: Dropping a Pine
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2012, 07:06:18 pm »
Keep posting how to'setc  please. I am watching and trying to soak it all in. 

I have had to many close calls with my few and  unexperienced drops.
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Re: Dropping a Pine
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 08:58:19 am »
Nice cuts Art, very level back cuts.
Just for fun, do you always bore cut in, then around the back?
I usually start my back cut from the side, but you've done a million more then me.

In a clearcut I don't really care how I cut a tree. Mostly it depends on which side of the tree I walk up on. For problem trees however the way I did in the video gives me a better "feel" of what is happening in the cut. You can actually feel what the tree is doing thru the saw.

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Re: Dropping a Pine
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2012, 01:50:02 pm »
Great info here; please keep it coming!

 

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