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Re: Plunge Cut
« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2015, 07:20:57 PM »
Show us a pic of the old fat nose bar you had trouble with on the leaner. Sounds interesting.. and I like to know more.

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Re: Plunge Cut
« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2015, 07:26:28 PM »
Lets' see.

Well, it is in the gallery somewhere. Old round nose Stihl 3/8 VS new Carlton 3/8 . I don't have a new Stihl 3/8 so may be apples and oranges. But, you will notice there is no taper at all, just a straight line to the nose.
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Yup that's  a big old hard nose bar, equivalent to the 13 tooth sprocket nose 25" bar Stihl sells. Radius diameter is about 2 7/8".
The smaller one is a 11 tooth sprocket nose Oregon PowerMatch bar about 2 1/4" diameter.
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Re: Plunge Cut
« Reply #42 on: October 03, 2015, 02:27:28 PM »
I like the like button on other forums. If nothing else I can show I'm still reading my thread & appreciate the post when I don't have anything yet to add.
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« Reply #43 on: October 03, 2015, 02:28:32 PM »
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Save it for facebook and the "like". 
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« Reply #44 on: October 03, 2015, 02:45:11 PM »
I don't use Facebook to know they even had a like button. I usually don't post again to keep people from looking again only to find there isn't any new information. I used to be quite active in the Android community & I'm still a Mod on androidarea51.com but as far as forestay forums I don't think there is. I've never been to another one anyways. So far I've gotten all the information I can process from this one. However I still have hobbies of farming, Android, & machining.
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Re: Plunge Cut
« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2015, 03:41:26 PM »
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Re: Plunge Cut
« Reply #46 on: October 03, 2015, 06:03:11 PM »
On the subject, Bore cutting , open face knotch ect..  ect...

I have always thought this guy does a good explanation and demonstration of safely felling a tree using some of the methods discussed in this thread.

If you haven't already watched this I hope you like it as much as I did.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Teb2bQsqx44&feature=player_detailpage

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« Reply #47 on: October 03, 2015, 11:31:11 PM »
That is the safest way I know of feeling a tree.  God Bless
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« Reply #48 on: October 04, 2015, 05:43:25 AM »
That is the safest way I know of feeling a tree.  God Bless
Great video but he needs a sharp chain ,that chain is making dust not chips  8) 8)

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« Reply #49 on: October 04, 2015, 07:57:06 PM »
So, what I do, take it with a grain of salt, and bear in mind I cut softwood.  But someone taught me a trick as I was learning.  You roll the saw in as stated before, then when I get in a little, if I feel like she's gonna kick, I twist the bar slightly and pull up a little on the rear of the saw.  This creates a pocket in the cut that is very hard to kick out of.  I can bore skip very easy this way.

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Re: Plunge Cut
« Reply #50 on: October 04, 2015, 09:25:45 PM »
That's a good thing to keep in mind.  Thanks for sharing.  I try to stay away from bore cutting unless its a tree I worry about splitting like if its a hard learner or some species I just bore cute automagically like hickory but I rarely bore cut softwood unless I wanna play around a little just how I like to do it to each his own!
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« Reply #51 on: October 04, 2015, 10:50:44 PM »
So, what I do, take it with a grain of salt, and bear in mind I cut softwood.  But someone taught me a trick as I was learning.  You roll the saw in as stated before, then when I get in a little, if I feel like she's gonna kick, I twist the bar slightly and pull up a little on the rear of the saw.  This creates a pocket in the cut that is very hard to kick out of.  I can bore skip very easy this way.
Yep, it works. This is what I said in post 10.
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« Reply #52 on: October 04, 2015, 11:12:37 PM »
Sorry, didn't catch that

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Re: Plunge Cut
« Reply #53 on: October 05, 2015, 04:43:35 PM »
Sorry, didn't catch that
No problem. This technique does work well. I don't know if many people do it. I get a lot of blank stares when is describe it but I am use to that.
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Re: Plunge Cut
« Reply #54 on: October 05, 2015, 06:52:39 PM »
does it throw off lining up your cuts? 
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« Reply #55 on: October 05, 2015, 10:44:08 PM »
does it throw off lining up your cuts?

No, not noticeably.

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« Reply #56 on: October 06, 2015, 09:06:49 AM »
Tried another tree that was easier to hold the saw right & it was a easy task. I guess it was just the awkward position & a powerful saw talking a big bite.
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Re: Plunge Cut
« Reply #57 on: October 06, 2015, 09:23:45 PM »
That is the safest way I know of feeling a tree.  God Bless
Great video but he needs a sharp chain ,that chain is making dust not chips  8) 8)

There isn't a thing wrong with that chain.  When you cut with the grain putting your top cut in an open face notch, it throws fine dust like that.  You'll notice when he is cutting the tree perpendicular, it is throwing nice chips.  It is just the difference with the cut in reference to the grain run.  Not a dull chain.  God Bless
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