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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by unclemoustache, Oct 9, 2018 at 6:19 PM.

  1. stihlaficionado

    stihlaficionado God of ArboristSite

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    bowtechmadman Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Gentlemen my condolences and prayers to both of you...how heartbreaking losing the one's we love. My biggest fear in life is losing a child.

    I tend to loan myself out w/ my tools rather than just my tools. Always seems to come back to me 10 fold. "Rod can I borrow your tiller?"...nope but I'd be happy to bring my tractor w/ tiller over and till up what you need. "I have a couple tree's that are too big for my saw...think I could borrow a bigger saw?"...nope but I'd be glad to come over and give you a hand cutting/dropping what you need.
    I still have to ask what happened to the 660? Something he did or just a problem with the saw that showed up at the moment he made that back cut?
     
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    Marley5 ArboristSite Operative

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    Good post....and like the user name. 15392675975688194409098116055186.jpg
     
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    Henry3120xp ArboristSite Lurker

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    You are correct sir. E72AD202-AC37-4494-A620-D3920A109F40.png
     
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    inmansc ArboristSite Operative

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    I read the first couple paragraphs up to the point where you said your wife said go on a tool buying spree. I don’t know if the rest is even relevant or not, because half the battle of a married mans spending is with the wife. I say go buy everything new that you can, repair the old stuff and sell it . Now that I’ve said that, I’m go back and read the rest of the posts..
     
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    Nice Marley! I went to Mathews a few years ago (Heli-M). I used to shoot Bowtech Blackhawk many years ago and loved that little bugger. When it was time to change I shot about everything on the market and really enjoyed shooting the Mathews. Like saws I guess we all have our favorites and most get the job done pretty similarly.
     
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    Sorry for your losses. As I get older and have lost several of my loved ones and have had some serious health issues myself I look at the big picture different. When we have a streak of problems with equipment I stay a lot more calm than I used to and count my blessings that no one got hurt and everyone is healthy. We will get the stuff fixed or replaced and move on. Family and friends are more important than stuff.
     
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  8. unclemoustache

    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    Yeah, that comment of hers shocked me as well. We've had a REALLY tight year, but that has finally turned around this month and we have money in the bank. :clap:
    Being such a loving and sacrificial wife, she would want to see me happy with tools and go without basics for herself. But that's not going to happen. I only get what I NEED. However, now that we have a few extra bucks, I did get a couple things that I wanted. :rock:


    Whups - I forgot to include that. The cut went well for the first 80% or so, but then it quickly started getting really hard and he was struggling. Suddenly the saw started emitting smoke, and he kept at it for several seconds longer while I looked on in horror from a distance. The chain came off and he pulled the smoking saw out of the cut and said there was something wrong with it.
    He got that right - there was something wrong with it - the owner stupidly loaned it to an idiot who couldn't tell when he engaged the chain brake! Fried it up good, I can tell you.
     
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    Unbelievable :nofunny:
     
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  10. Marshy

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    1) The first chain likely broke because he probably hit some metal in the tree.

    2) A new chain stretches and the guy probably didnt account for that when he put it on.

    3) He's likely not a tree professional at all! Most county workers dont spend a lot of time running saws at all throughout the year.

    4) #3 is supported by the fact that he tried to push your saw through the cut with the break on and or possibly with a dull chain presumably after he his more metal.
     
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  11. unclemoustache

    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    No metal in the tree.
    He has run saws all of his life, but he's not trained.
    He used a sloping back cut. Also, there was no need at all for the rope and truck (or the two extra guys standing around, but they are gub'ment (union) workers, so that's to be expected.)
    I always use a rope when taking down a tree, but never when all the branches are cut off and the trunk is only about 30 feet high and straight up.
     
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  12. unclemoustache

    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    Speaking of everything breaking, I switched my splitter over to use the gas motor, and guess what?? I couldn't get it started. Fresh fuel and everything, but no go. I was able to get it running when I directly sprayed in some carb cleaner (couldn't find my starting fluid) while pulling on it, but it wouldn't keep running without it. Yes, the fuel supply switch is on, but it seems like a fuel supply problem.
    However, I tried the same thing with my pressure washer and it wouldn't turn over at all - that sounds like a spark issue.
     
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  13. Ted Jenkins

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    I really like bows, but my preference is cross bows. A great compound bow will get the job pretty much every time.

    Uncle M. It seems like when things break they do it all at once. Oh well. For me I pretty much have two of every thing. I have learned that no plan is complete with out a backup. I was going to say that I even have a complete backup computer, not true as I have four. When one thing breaks it concerns me not so much as I just go to plan B or. Why is this, because so many times every thing has broke and I am flat stranded. So my alternate system has been put into place.

    Most every one has it right your wife and other people whom you cherish are what matters. They are not only priceless, irreplaceable. And yes we loose those we love from time to time, but this is why we have many people in our lives that really care. You will almost forget that everything broke after some time has passed. Thanks
     
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    Cody ArboristSite Guru

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    First winter I had my 661 buddy of mine ran it a fair amount, and dad never did seem to set it down. I noticed some melted plastic around the clutch drum and after $60 that was all fixed. Worm gear melted as well, that was the end of letting other people run it. I didn't blame them or anything, and $60 isn't any big deal but it was just one of those things. If something of mine is going to get messed up better off it be by me. Been in too many of those situations, I hate having to use someone else's tools.
     
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    Jakers Owner - Arbor Jake's Tree Service, LLC

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    Best break down I had this year was one of my employees decided to face plant my skidsteer with the arms all the way up and the bucket cylinders fully extended. Managed to bend both bucket tilt cylinder rods. Not a major break down but still cost me $1200.00 that I didn't need to spend. Bobcat sure knows what they want for parts. Each new loaded cylinder would have been $1100-(X2). Rods and seals were less than I spent but I didn't have time to fix it myself. I just took them into a hydraulic shop and had them make new rods along with seals. I also rebuilt the quick-tach with new pins and bushings while it was down. That was a repair I have been putting off for about 1000 machine hours now.
     
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    Whatch out for falling limbs while using your saw. Although, with everything in a constant state of decay and deterioration, it keeps me looking up.
     
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    Yeah I see you're in VA.....where the decaying process has been GREATLY accelerated this year.
     

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