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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by mainewoods, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. U&A

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    Sure.

    But that thing. No way in hell.. i don’t even know how the dude did that. [​IMG]


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    Swedish stump dance with a small 'blade'? Not unusual here to see stumps where they just stabbed the bar in the high side and walked it darn near 360 degrees around the tree until gravity took over.
     
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    I guess so.

    Iv never tried that dance.


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    I often don’t end up doing the backcut level especially if it’s been some time since I ran a saw.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Although the bucket truck guy I watched did offset cuts on all of his cutting so he could push the chunk over and the hinge would break slowly.
     
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    That’s why I always make my felling cuts 18”-20” above the ground. Before I leave I flush cut the stump and take the evidence home and split it.
     
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    I usually fell a block up as well. Do all of my cutting for the day then flush off the stumps with a chain that needs to be sharpened anyhow. Seems the bigger trees always dull the chains on a flush stump cut even if you don’t notice any visible dirt. I swear there’s silt in the wood.
     
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    Me neither. But if a very large tree comes along that a 42" bar from both sides won't do, and there are no hazards...I'm not saying I haven't or wouldn't think about trying it out rather than cut windows.
     
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    I as well switch to a “crap chain”, sweep away the dirt at the stump and cut the stump as close to the ground as i can. Then trim the edges so a truck tire can roll over it easier with no worries about sidewall damage.


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    “Curley fries method”.

    [​IMG]
    Cut up trees here in River City once.

    655BP w/30” squared them up.
     
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    An old timer told me never to flush cut if you dont have to. He said theres grit and dirt in the bottom of the stumps that is pulled in when they draw water up for the tree. Says it will dull a chain just like dirty logs would.
     
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    But, but, but... FIREWOOD!
     
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    Do it man, I bet @Sty57 has a dishwasher in his garage lol.
    Many of the saws made in Canada had them while the same models here didn't from what I've noticed. Pretty sure they were required there before here in the states.
     
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    Do it man, I bet @Sty57 has a dishwasher in his garage lol.
    Many of the saws made in Canada had them while the same models here didn't from what I've noticed. Pretty sure they were required there before here in the states.
     
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    No dishwasher in the garage.... Just a parts washer, ultrasonic cleaner and a pressure washer if there really nasty.
     
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    Well I figured it was something like that with the oven and all :laugh:.
     
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    Ask me why there are two back cuts on this one. :laugh:

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    I take what I call a "trimming cut" off my stumps after felling ;)
     
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