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Offline chep

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Re: Cold weather felling wedges
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2020, 10:10:49 AM »
A few winters ago I played with old pieces of belt sander paper. They are quite thick and rugged. I cut them into pieces and would slide in a pieces with a wedge in subzero conditions it worked well

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Re: Cold weather felling wedges
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2020, 03:26:37 PM »
have you ever tried a wood mallet like was used with a fro to split shakes? have not done a lot of wedging trees but did split 500 squares of Wrc shakes with my dad

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Re: Cold weather felling wedges
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2020, 08:05:26 PM »
I use a 2-3lb or a good block of wood I just cut while out there. It donít matter what i use. Frozen hard maple, snow and when its a leaner itís tough sometimes with these smooth wedges. 

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Re: Cold weather felling wedges
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2020, 10:31:06 PM »
I bought a couple of the 8" zinc alloy wedges today, i'll try them out friday morning, supposed to be in the teens here thursday night so it should be plenty cold, i'll let you all know how they do.
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Re: Cold weather felling wedges
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2020, 08:02:20 AM »
When it gets to 40 degrees we use a  redhead  :D.  Actually like the redheads but have no idea on cold performance 
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Re: Cold weather felling wedges
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2020, 06:27:21 PM »
Well i tried to give the zinc alloy wedges a good workout, 3rd tree i wedged a chunk fell out of the head after driving it pretty hard, hmmmmmm !!!!!!! I'll not be buying anymore of them, i'll stick to the plastic wedges and replace them as needed.
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Re: Cold weather felling wedges
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2020, 07:33:49 PM »
Thanks for the heads up....I was looking at some.  Banjo
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Re: Cold weather felling wedges
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2020, 08:02:35 PM »
Thatís to bad. Iíve been having good luck now that itís well above freezing. Start cussing again next winter lol


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