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Had a VERY embarrassing moment today.

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by Marley5, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Marley5

    Marley5 ArboristSite Operative

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    Was cutting wood today and pinched a saw in a blow down, so grabbed my other saw to free it.

    Well when I cut the tree downstream in hopes of taking pressure off.....the whole damn tree stood back up now with my pinched saw 20ft in the air, I'm serious.

    Had no choice but to timber it and broke a chain and bent bar. Lmao

    Damn pine tree anyway and NO....I'm far from a rookie. Lol
     
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    Marley5 ArboristSite Operative

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    Wish I had my phone to take a pic.
     
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    Haha, man that would be embarrassing. And funny as hell to watch happen. LOL.

    But, if there aren't pics, did it happen. :crazy:
     
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    tnflatbed ArboristSite Operative

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    Just imagine if you would have succeeded in cutting through if it had that much pressure.:eek:
     
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    Big Red Oaks 4 me Fun with flying wood chips

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    Strange chit does happen with saws.
     
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    I feel your pain. A couple of years ago, I was cutting a birch that had blown down with a big root ball. When I made a cut with my brand new Stihl 311, it pinched. Took the bar loose from the head. Got my old saw and proceeded to free it. When it cut through, the root ball and stump stood back up, flinging the bar and chain. I never did find the chain.
     
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    Polish hammer ArboristSite Operative

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    Ha funny stuff because you didn’t get hurt... had A punched bar yesterday limbing on a branch that had pressure on it after dropping an ash grabbed other saw to free it and it twisted and ruined my bar also actually just ordered another one today so much for saving money ha
     
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    Was it still running 20’ in the air? That would have been real bad.
     
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    grizz55chev Tree Freak

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    The damaged saw saws yes.
     
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    I had one stand up on me as well. Anyone who cuts a lot of wood, has stuff like this happen. I feel its pretty inevitable.

    Be thankful you didn't get sent like a slingshot into the sky
     
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    Marshy 285 Killa

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    Wrong approach to cutting blow down IMO. I always cut the tree off the stump first.
     
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    Oh man, just think of the amount of wildlife that had a good laugh..

    :dumb:
     
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    Back after the ice storm of '98 I had all kinds of trees stand back up when cutting. Never had one do it with my saw still in it though.
     
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    I failed to mention, I was attempting to cut the pine out of old logging road to get to good wood, only need to cut 12ft out of the middle.
    Didn't realize the roots were spring loaded as the pinch occurred on under cut. Lol
     
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    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    Oh, that's awesome!! Wish we had a video of that one!

    zchuck.jpg
     
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