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Re: Wedges
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2016, 07:10:18 am »
Have not had a k and h yet. I do like the madsens wedges. They drive nice and lift pretty good. Work well for stacking .
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Re: Wedges
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2016, 02:24:32 pm »
I'm a cheap azz, so will see how these do. Hopefully on those dang big poplars soon.

The yellow ones are smooth on one side, barbed on other.  Come from a Ohio seller Quality parts Stow Ohio   

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Re: Wedges
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2016, 08:13:49 am »
Look similar to some of the Oregon wedges I have seen. What kit did you get. I use mainly 10" on tree jobs and when cutting timber. Have a couple 7" extra lift double taper wedges for side wedging smaller diameter trees. I don't think It really matters what wedges you have just as long as you have some. They can get you out of a bind real quick.
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Re: Wedges
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2016, 08:26:47 am »
Have a couple 7" extra lift double taper wedges for side wedging smaller diameter trees.

Dad was wanting some thick wedges for dropping trees some trees up the hill. But not cut all the way through, for making some bedding areas for deer.

I havent heard of thick wedges like he was telling me about being made from wood  and used back in the old days.
Close to 2" thick is what he is wanting.

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Re: Wedges
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2016, 09:00:44 am »
Now remember we have to drop up steep hill areas.

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Re: Wedges
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2016, 01:12:16 pm »
http://www.baileysonline.com/Forestry-Woodcutting/Felling-Wedges/Double-Taper-Felling-Wedges/7-1-4-Extra-Lift-Double-Taper-Felling-Wedge-Each.axd
These are the ones that I use. Not quite 2" but do lift well in small trees. A lot better than trying to stack wedges in small stuff.
I usually get them from Madsens. You can always cut your own out a Chunk of wood I have done that in a pinch when I did not bring any wedges with me.
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Re: Wedges
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2016, 06:16:39 pm »
12' push pole is quick work to make those barber chaired deer trees.

If you need a wedge, it is to big for what you want.

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Re: Wedges
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2016, 05:13:31 am »
It seems those western fallers like to beat on the wedges with a short handled axe .All I get doing that is screwed up wedges .I have better luck with a 4 pound dead blow hammer .

If I get out the steel wedges they get thumped with a 7 pound sledge .--yes I have hit the steel with a saw before .

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Re: Wedges
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2016, 05:56:07 am »
I use the short handled axe as well for cutting timber. 20" handle 3.5 lbs axe head. Drive wedges nice and they are easy to carry on your person and still be able to move around and get work done.  The biggest thing that I have found that messes up the plastic wedge ends is not hitting them square. Kind of like driving nails if you don't hit square you have a bent over nail. Also you can chop your saw out in you get it pinched. 
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Re: Wedges
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2016, 08:23:09 am »
Dad is going to be trying to do this on the side of a steep hill, falling uphill.  Should be interesting.

Said he was going to use that little 180 I gave him for Christmas.
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