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Re: 029 from ebay
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2004, 07:21:53 AM »
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I fought with a couple of small balsm the other day.
I could have climbed them and taken the tops down or put a rope on them and pull them over but it was late in the day and I was tired so I tried taking the easy way out and just cut them.
The upper branches were caught in the strand and cable so I made sure I had a wedge before starting but the wedge wasn't enough and they didn't give up without a fight.


I recently had a similar experience with a maple (22” dbh) that had a side and back lean. The back lean was over a pretty good drop into a creek bottom. Well I got her wedged up to pretty close to 0 back lean and flat ran out of wedges. I tried making some wood ones, but just couldn’t get her over and didn’t want to leave her in that state while I went for more. I ended up letting her go to the side and she took out a 4” fir, but I didn’t have to yard her out of the “valley so low”.

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Re: 029 from ebay
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2004, 01:37:18 PM »
i wedged a 24" ash over yesterday perpendicular to the wind, with the lean against it. i think there was an article in s+w about 'wisley using wedges',
well i gave it a try, plunging four inches or so behind the notch, all the way thru the tree, allmost all the way to the back. i wedged both sides to relieve the tension on the back. started the saw up again, i noticed the difficult part was cutting the back out of the felling cut, lining up both ends of the plunge cut. managed to get daylight all the way thru, replacing the saw with a wedge. i put it in on the leeward side and musta beat the top of the tree a good three feet away from the lean. so i doubled up on wedges away from the wind, and popped the one in the back a couple of times and she went over, ready to be yanked out with the magnum.

it took mabie ten minutes longer, just to see the tree fall without the saw runnin. but, i dont think i could have knocked her that way felling as i ususally do. it was interesting and ill try it again.

oh, i used my 029.

and, i got dibs on that chassis on ebay ;D
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Re: 029 from ebay
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2004, 01:47:16 PM »
Red,
I would love to see that article, any idea which issue it was in? I don’t get the magazine, but can find it. Always looking to learn more.

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Rob
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Re: 029 from ebay
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2004, 01:57:23 PM »
ill dig around and try to find it
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Re: 029 from ebay
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2004, 02:27:42 PM »
Red;
Were you felling against the lean?


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Re: 029 from ebay
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2004, 04:24:00 PM »
yep, and the wind was blowin from viewers angle(you, sittin at your desk blowing on the screen ;D
the lean wasnt quite that extreme as you show in your crayola drawing, but there was a lean, and a bit branch heavy.
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Re: 029 from ebay
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2004, 06:40:45 PM »
I wouldn't have bored that tree.
I would have used the normal back cut backed up with wedges and advance the wedges with the cut in behind the bar.


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« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2004, 03:11:07 AM »
kevin, do you think i got lucky?
could the hinge rip out as i was finishing the back cut?
my experience with ash, the hinge is very strong, sometimes pulling lenghts of hinge wood out of the stump a foot or more.

my last cut, there was no closing on the bar, and no opening either, seemed perfect.

it did scare me enough to trim 3 more escapes out of the brush, as this was my first attempt using this method. it went where i asked and i safely coaxed the top of the tree straight, then over. TIMBER! she was a bigun!
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Re: 029 from ebay
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2004, 03:59:39 AM »
There was enough hinge wood to hold the tree because it did hold and it could have closed the felling cut without the wedges in place but other than that I don't think you were in any real danger but given another tree with bad wood inside or a weaker hinge it could change the outcome.

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Re: 029 from ebay
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2004, 07:22:21 AM »
to no avail, i looked and looked.
ill try www.sawmillmag.com
mabie i read it in countryside, or mabie backwoods home. dont know, but i WILL find it

kevin, if there was bad wood, i wouldnt have done it that way.
just way too unpredictable. actually, if there was any bad wood at all i would have dropped it the direction God aimed it.
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Re: 029 from ebay
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2004, 09:54:48 AM »
When a tree has bad wood it goes whichever way it goes when I cut it. I dont even try to save a tree with bad wood, I just let it fall wherever it falls and leave it at that.of course I do follow the successful tree felling with some bucking and stacking.
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Re: 029 from ebay
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2004, 10:56:11 AM »
When you see bad wood inside the notch you should adjust the felling cut to compensate leaving a larger hinge, sometimes higher sometimes wider.
Many people work without the aid of wedges and it makes the job more difficult and dangerous.
The sapwood is generally good even when the heart is punky or gone altogether but you should never have to guess where the tree is going to fall.

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Re: 029 from ebay
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2004, 06:29:23 PM »
well i spaced off and forgot to bid on the handle >:(
went for 51 bucks >:(
it sure was purdy, even said super :-/
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Re: 029 from ebay
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2004, 11:09:46 AM »
Kevin
I checked the depth gauge for the 029 and their set at .025 in. and that is what the manual recomends. After using the saw again this weekend I think the major problem is chain lubrication. The saw never seem to use much oil but I don't think it's getting any. I ran the saw over clean snow and don't see any oil. I cleaned the bar, drained and cleaned oil tank, cleaned oil pickup filter, turned the oil adjustment screw to max (only turns about a quarter turn)  I then ran the saw without the blade, a small amount of oil oozes out of the hole. If the oil pump is the next thing to check where is it located and how do you check it?
Thanks Tom

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Re: 029 from ebay
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2004, 05:23:39 PM »
They don't use too much oil - bout 2/3 tank of oil for a tank of gas if you have it turned right up... but that's enough to spray oil under the bar on snow or a log or cardboard or a tailgate or whatever.
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Re: 029 from ebay
« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2004, 05:57:36 PM »
The Stihls are known for that.
I crank the oil up on my Huskies and it's one tank of oil to one tank of fuel.
I have no bar or chain wear on the links.
The bars plug up fast.
I always make it a habit to clean them after any heavy use.
The oil pump on the 029 is in behind the clutch.


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