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Author Topic: Extreme newbie needs saw advice (and more...)  (Read 4040 times)

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Re: Extreme newbie needs saw advice (and more...)
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2005, 12:11:54 AM »
One of the wierdest saw pinches I've had was cutting the top of a mac cypress. We had cut all the top branches off the trunk and they were laying around on the ground. As they we 4"-6" dia we were slicing them up for firewood. No great problem untill I got to this weird 'elbow' in the limb. Cut about 2" into it and the tension grabbed my saw real good  ::) . So here I am with the saw stuck in a little limb, that I could almost pick up and carry with me. It was only internal tension holding the saw. Had to get my buddy to cut me out of that little one  :-[

Gotta expect the unexpected  :D

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Re: Extreme newbie needs saw advice (and more...)
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2005, 06:06:57 PM »
Ah yes.  I've been there and done that.  It's embarrassing.  :D

that's when having a sharp axe available is certainly handy.  Lots better than another chainsaw.  'Course, you gotta be real careful with them suckers too. :P :)

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Re: Extreme newbie needs saw advice (and more...)
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2005, 11:29:07 AM »
If you guys keep offering all this useful advice & information in a friendly & nonjudgemental manner, I might have to give up that other site.

Seriously...welcome aboard & good luck, Edelen.  Let us know what you buy, & how everything goes.  Chances are whatever situation you encounter, someone here can give you some solid advice.

Forgive the digression, but I'm curious (BA Journalism) about the novel that you're writing.

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