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Old 17-02-17   #11 (permalink)
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You are all missing something here . You will go to prison unless you do ALL your carving off the ground .
ehhh why, what law has been broken, and as a side issue, where does it state you actually need any qualifications, paper or other, to carry out chainsaw carviing,its like chainsaw milling, nowhere in any H&S documentation is it covered
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ehhh why, what law has been broken, and as a side issue, where does it state you actually need any qualifications, paper or other, to carry out chainsaw carviing,its like chainsaw milling, nowhere in any H&S documentation is it covered
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ehhh why, what law has been broken, and as a side issue, where does it state you actually need any qualifications, paper or other, to carry out chainsaw carviing,its like chainsaw milling, nowhere in any H&S documentation is it covered
I am of the same opinion as you . It was a failed attempt at mirth ......
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I am looking to convert a Husqvarna Top Handle saw for carving, I have had a go at converting the T435 over to a 1/4" drive sprocket - with no success. So I have the following questions...

1. Does anyone know if it is possible to convert the new T540XP over to 1/4"?
Does not exist to my knowledge.

2. Does anyone know where I can get a 334t, 335, 335XPT or 336 (Oregon makes a 1/4" kit for these)?
Oregon says they do but don't they need a worm pinion or similar? I think you can get 1/4 but would be genuine Husky.

3. Does anyone know if you can convert the new T536Li/if it's any good?
We have 1/4 drive sprocket for this saw - but someone said because there is no back plate on the side cover they had some oil leakage... pretty much all carving bars are universal mount so you need a cover plate to cover the holes that are not used by that particular saw.

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Regarding the cover plate... is that why my Husky 236 carving set up leaks chain oil?


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Top handle for ground work or carving? Just don't.
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Re: Husqvarna Top Handle for Carving

i used an makita dcs230t with a tiny .43 10" sugi bar for a good while. thought it would do my wrists in carving with topper, but its all so light and manouvarable its was great and very handy. wouldnt replace a 14'' .50 carving bar however.

obvs i was roped in whenever i did this.

now on with an echo 270wes, which is fine.

if it will be your only carving saw, get a back handle.
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Re: Husqvarna Top Handle for Carving

also have noticed these husky 425s for sale lately,

maybe for carving? maybe for tree work? says carving, anyone had a pop with one?
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Top handle doesn't give you the control for carving, not a safe option unless you have the wrist strength of Kong and the skin of Godzilla. Rear handle give you the grip n control.
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Top handle doesn't give you the control for carving, not a safe option unless you have the wrist strength of Kong and the skin of Godzilla. Rear handle give you the grip n control.
Yeah, honestly it was totally fine with wee detail carving saw, plus pretty impossible to get a carving bar to kickback.

Best not to carve onehanded, though if you could do 2 carvings at a time with two toppers you'd make a fortune at shows.

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