Any Idiot "glocknut" with a chainsaw can cut a tree down...

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  1. glocknut

    glocknut New Member

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    I got the tree trimmed today. It was an adventure. One of the residents loaned me an extension ladder which helped greatly. I still have enough arm strength to cut some limbs one handed. Had no choice... i was hanging onto tree limb with other arm. :rolleyes:

    The ladder was proped up wrong and it twisted on me once and i had saucers for eyeballs there for a moment. Especially since i was cutting one handed... :D

    Those chain saws are dangerous tools. They don't bother me too much when cutting a downed tree but getting up on a ladder and cutting 3" or less diameter limbs that want to move while being cut...makes me nervous. If i had my own land i would have to say the best way to trim trees is with a Dozer...

    mike
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  2. Lori Mick

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    you were hanging on to the branch that you were cutting?
  3. Road America

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    Well sure, it worked ok for Will E. Coyote
  4. glocknut

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    No... different branch.

    mike
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  5. glocknut

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    Those were the quarrying days.... :D

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  6. Trouble 45-70

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    Doing a lot of that here since last winters wind and ice storms with a whole lot more to do. I have been tying off my ladder against the trunk or a secure branch and working from there. Make sure your ladder is stable before attempting the cut. Be sure your saw blade is sharp. A dull blade in this case can cause you serious problems. Don't reach beyond where you are in danger of over balancing. Try to anticipate any whip back from the limb you are cutting. Work safe GN. We don't want to loose you. You are one of a kind. (Thank God).
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    I do own my own land and FIRE works best;)
  8. glocknut

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    Well i got er done. I don't plan on having to do it again. I trimmed it back pretty good.

    I don't think i will ever trim a tree again. Its a completely different ballgame from cutting the tree down and taking it apart for firewood.

    mike
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  9. glocknut

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    And... am i ever sore. I just got up... i feel like i pulled something. LOL :D:D:D:D Pulled something.... hahahahahaha...:D

    mike
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  10. Hells Toy Master

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    So you already have a game plan for next time. :D
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    Yeah... trimming it from the bottom up... :D

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  12. Double D

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    This reminds me of when my dad was still alive. I was gone to the next town over and my cell phone rings and its dad. All he is saying is "call an ambulance" and sounding very desperate. So I called 911 and then a friend who both got there around the same time. He was laying spralled out on the ground and the ladder was knocked over and the chainsaw was laying there running. He was on the ladder trimming a branch with the chainsaw and the branch came down and knocked him off ballance and he broke a vertebre in his back and had to have surgery. Lucky he still had all of his limbs. No pun intended. So Mike, let this be a lesson learned!
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    Smaller trees can be cut down quickly with
    a 10 Guage magnum shotgun.

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    Larger trees can be brought down with a magazine of .308s.
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    Wow 45/70 you must have one badass .308. Wouldn't a
    45/70 be better?

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    If I have to climb a tree, and I have one I have to climb every other year, the chain saw stays on the ground, and one of these and a pair of pruning shears goes up the tree with me.

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    I spent years in the woods with a chain saw, and have done a lot of dumb things with them, but climbing a tree with a chain saw isn’t one of them. Hire someone who does that for a living. Safest and quickest way to get a chain saw up a tree is to let someone who knows what they are doing do it.
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    Or do it Mythbuster style. .50 caliber at 3,000 rounds per minute. :D
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    That sounds rather expensive.....:D
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    But it looks like fun. :D :)
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    I heated our house with wood for five years. I cut and split every piece myself. I had a hard fast rule. Never make a chainsaw cut above shoulder level. You have to have it so you can use your body weight to control it. If it kicks back and is above shoulder level it is almost impossible to control the saw with only arm strength. I NEVER cut off a ladder. The small chainsaws in my opinion are more likely to hurt you than the bigger saws. The small ones you may try to use one handed and the heavy ones you won't do that.
    Clocknut you are lucky , thank goodness.
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