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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1620 on: May 05, 2021, 05:35:55 AM »
Don’t worry (to much) about putting the chain on backwards guys. If you’ve ran a chainsaw enough, IT’S happened!

I’ve done it, twice that I can immediately think of. Once when I had NO idea how to sharpen and once recently when I did. The first time I was just dogging in and was cutting powering (forcing) my way through. The second time I noticed IMMEDIATELY. I don’t try to power the chainsaw through any more and I noticed REALLY quickly that it wasn’t “sharp”. I made a really quick inspection and saw what the problem was. What a boneheaded move. BUT guys, it does happen. I have developed a good habit of putting my bar oil in first so that I never run out, BUT I did manage once to somehow  ::) put in fuel mix in their instead. I caught it when I started to put fuel in and I realized “where is my fuel?”. That’s when I realized, hey dingleberry, you just put this now found mix in the wrong place. It happens. None of us like to admit it, but that’s the way it goes.
Honestly if I half to “power a chainsaw” through any cut it just puts me in the sourest mood, I’d rather not get any work done. That super satisfying feeling after a fresh sharpen and sink the bar into the wood like butter and she just PULLS you into the log, ahhh no better feeling than that, always a audible “she ADMIN LANGUAGE EDIT cuts” from me and a smile.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1621 on: May 05, 2021, 05:39:38 AM »
I hauled some logs in to be milled up for a Cab driver who drove a Cab in Boston.
He came over with his chain saw and he told me he just had his "Blade" sharpened. As he was putting it on his saw here in my sawmill yard.

He then tried to cut some of his logs to shorter lengths, as I wall milling nearby. I watched the cloud of blue smoke pouring off his bar, and walked over to see what was going one. I noticed he had put the chain on backwards.

I asked him if the would get mad at me if I told him he put the chain on backwards. He said no. I said: "you put the chain on backwards!" :D

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1622 on: May 05, 2021, 09:25:24 AM »
Not a blade, it's a chain!
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1623 on: May 05, 2021, 09:28:43 AM »
Maybe the fella has a chainsword?  :D :D :D That would most likely have a blade, right?
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« Reply #1624 on: May 05, 2021, 09:43:25 AM »
That’s what I was picturing  :D a power head with a old sword blade coming from it
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1625 on: May 05, 2021, 01:35:41 PM »
HK, you just have to remember that I was brand new to the world of chainsaws and it’s all that I had ever seen done. Since then, (now that I can file a chain like mad) people try to use a chain that I’ve filed and they are like, man, what did you do to make my saw wake up and cut like that? My response is self evident!

Doing that keeps me in the shade when it’s hot outside, and in the sun when it’s cold 😁 Don’t tell anybody, I might actually have to work! After all, I’m really starting to like doing it! 🤫
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« Reply #1626 on: May 05, 2021, 03:08:58 PM »
HK, you just have to remember that I was brand new to the world of chainsaws and it’s all that I had ever seen done. Since then, (now that I can file a chain like mad) people try to use a chain that I’ve filed and they are like, man, what did you do to make my saw wake up and cut like that? My response is self evident!

Doing that keeps me in the shade when it’s hot outside, and in the sun when it’s cold 😁 Don’t tell anybody, I might actually have to work! After all, I’m really starting to like doing it! 🤫
Will someone nearby kindly stop in and take his temperature.
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« Reply #1627 on: May 05, 2021, 04:52:11 PM »
@GAB, I never said it was the smartest thing to do. But with all the meds that my Drs have me on, it’s probably for the best.

BUT, I DO like to run run a chainsaw!
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« Reply #1628 on: May 05, 2021, 04:55:59 PM »
need a chain-syringe to help get the world vaccinated.  lol  do bore cuts with a needle bar.   :o
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1629 on: May 05, 2021, 05:00:17 PM »
One customer intentionally put his chain on backwards because he said that he would be cutting the logs from the underside.  I walked around to the other side of the truck so that he could not see me laughing.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1630 on: May 05, 2021, 05:47:34 PM »
One customer intentionally put his chain on backwards because he said that he would be cutting the logs from the underside. 
It might have been kinder of you if you have just explained that all he has to do for underside cutting is step around to the other side of the log. :D :D :D ;D ;D
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« Reply #1631 on: May 05, 2021, 05:50:10 PM »
you guys make this so hard, just roll the log over 180°  then reverse the chain and stand on the other side...  at night!   ;)
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1632 on: May 05, 2021, 06:42:59 PM »
Doc,

   I can tell you are the guy who walks up to hot, tired, disgusted driver with a flat tire and tells him "Its only flat on one side. Just drive on the other side." ::)
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1633 on: May 05, 2021, 06:50:39 PM »
you guys make this so hard, just roll the log over 180°  then reverse the chain and stand on the other side...  at night!   ;)
With all due respect to your education, wisdom, youth,  and experience Doc, I think you have that wrong, if he turns the log 180° then the top is on the bottom and you have to turn the saw upside down. I think it you flip it end for end you should have no problem upcutting.
 Howard, if I came up on that driver with the flat I think I would just ask "watcha got there, a flat tire?" This would allow him to vent all over me with witty retorts thus alleviating his stress. :)
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« Reply #1634 on: May 07, 2021, 06:56:09 AM »
Well it seems I haven't done anything dumb since way back on Monday. :D I wasn't going to share this, but today we have a chiro appointment so I am killing some time this morning, not wanting to work up a sweat.
 Anyway, last week I was cutting at a client's place and lost my good folding belt knife somewhere in the cutting area. I was really bummed, it was a good knife. I figure my felling belt rode up and lifted it off my pants belt someplace. On my next return visit, I brought my meatal detector and swept all the areas I had cut and bucked, but no joy. I'm really missing that knife. I have others but not near as easy to use as that one was. Here is the dumb part:
 I was back cutting again on Monday and had one of my other knives on my belt again. I did NOT take it off or move it when I put my felling belt on, but at one point during the morning I did use it. When I had that issue with the pinched bar I took the felling belt off while working on the saw. When I put the belt back on the get to work again, I noticed the knife was missing. So between the time I had used it and the time I missed it was only about an hours and I knew precisely where I had worked and walked. I grabbed the metal detector (still in the truck box) with high confidence, but try as I might I could NOT find this knife. It wasn't a really good one, but I am going to run out of working knives soon at this rate. I was frustrated to all get out. I went back to work and had that ash go sideways on me and called it a day when the rain started.
 The next day it was raining anyway and I went through my gear to clean, sharpen, and take care of things, along with the saw maintenance. When I pulled my felling belt out of the box I happened to look down into the axe scabbard and saw this:



 

You would think I would have noticed this:



 

But apparently not. :D So picture this, here I am stopped over with a metal detector sweeping the ground over a 1/4 acre area trying to find this knife while all the time it is in the scabbard on my belt hanging behind my butt. And I was wondering why my ax wasn't sitting right in the pocket, but ignored it. I figure when I took the belt off to fix the saw bar it must have slid it up off my pants belt and fell into the pocket. So I have the cheap knife but still can't find the good one, but I keep looking. Maybe as we drag out logs it will pop up out of the duff.
 I've got to come up with a different plan for knife storage while felling. I won't be without it, but I am running out of workable spares, I go through a few of these a year as hinges give up, belt clips break and other stuff, that is, until I got the good one and that has lasted.
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« Reply #1635 on: May 07, 2021, 09:17:04 AM »
Knives with the clips are handy to have as we all know.  Its inconvenient to put your hand all the way down in your pants pocket to retrieve a knife when you need it.  On more than one occasion I have been missing my knife that was clipped to the inside of my pocket.  Also on more than one occasion I have found my knife perfectly clipped to my truck seat belt.  Did you look there?
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« Reply #1636 on: May 07, 2021, 09:30:37 AM »
Yup, and behind and under the seats, the couch at home, the bedroom floor, and all over the dang place. Still looking. ;D
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« Reply #1637 on: May 09, 2021, 05:35:07 AM »
Stop looking and it will show up!!! Worked for the other knife.  ;D
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« Reply #1638 on: May 09, 2021, 08:04:57 AM »
Stop looking and it will show up!!! Worked for the other knife.  ;D
Or go looking for something else and you'll find it in stead. Also, buy a new one and the old one will show up.
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« Reply #1639 on: May 09, 2021, 09:54:31 AM »
I was on a call as I was driving back from town and I drove right by my business partner that had broke down in her car. She tried calling my but I couldn't break free from the call right away. When we finally connected, I turned around and went back for her. I thought about what I was going to say when I got there ( I knew I was gonna get grief) and remembered something I had recently seem.

I got there, she got in the truck and said she couldn't believe I drove right by. She was standing by her car waving at me. I said "I don't think you should be upset with me for driving by, because I KNOW you've been contacted recently about your car's extended warranty".  ;D
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