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Offline Tony

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Felling question
« on: September 05, 2017, 10:14:21 PM »
   I've  noticed on some felling vids, after the notch is cut there is a vertical cut/slice on each side, what is the purpose of this cut??? ??? ??? ???

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Re: Felling question
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 10:21:26 PM »
Are you referring to de-butressing cuts?$FILE/fctn5.pdf

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Re: Felling question
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 08:22:14 AM »
They make this marks on each side so it's easier to see where the back cut has to stop, so you won't cut through the hinge wood
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Re: Felling question
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 08:59:23 AM »
It's also to prevent fiber pull to the side of the hinge which can steer the tree after the hinge closes/breaks.  Sometimes this pull is intentional to cause swing, but when you're stuck to the tree at heights with a lanyard, this fiber pull can suck you into the tree with very bad results.  In climbers lingo it is sometimes referred to as "snipping the ears".

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