Cool day yesterday good day to work on those two 30+ oaks I put on the ground last month.
About 10 minutes in I hit a chunk of steel laying under one of the large limbs damn, brand new chain too, but savable, just a few cutters nicked. Decided to install the longer bar and work on the trunk; first cut I hit fencing embedded in the tree, tore off over half the cutters damnit, twice in less tan 30 minutes and one chain is now trash. Swapped out the chain again and moved up to the main crotch can someone explain to me how a stone the size of my fist gets imbedded in the crotch of a tree some 15 feet in the air? DAMNIT! Three chains in less than 30 minutes ???
I almost quit right there but swapped the chain again (good thing I keep around a dozen chains). Actually manage around 5-hours of cuttin before I rocked another chain all my fault, getting tired and made a mistake. So last night, lucky me, I spent over two hours with the files and a box-o-beer. Amazingly only lost one chain, but shortened the lifespan of three others.
A fist sized stone in a crotch some 15 feet in the air Cmon!