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  2. Last time I looked, you could pay brochure price of a couple of grand for a big saw! Our Loncin engined CS80 is £3,600 odd pounds!
  3. Yes, as Stubby says !! the first one not the Indian league....Just do a search "ipl 572 XP" and you will see what you are after. I should add that the 365/372/390 and 576/575 side covers are all the same so you can use the outer spike from all of those saws with those covers as it's a handy mix and match.
  4. I am looking at the moment for a replacement was told yesterday that they have stopped production on the cabstar . A friend of mine runs one in his roofing supply business and rates it highly it never stops all day that is why I am considering one in the double cab version. Isuzu don't do one in double cab. How do you find the ride in the Isuzu? I like the look of them as they look like a little truck rather than a van. Most vans in that size are only 5500kg gross train weight which would only let you carry around 700 kg or less on the towing vehicle.
  5. So sometimes a Leonardo da Vinci or a Mozart is born, but also plenty of these types, just so we don't forget nature can be cruel. Take the rough with the smooth, or start a civil war. No police photo of main attacker
  6. As it’s been done before you will be ok doing again. Get a good sharp silky or even secatures and take it back to the base of the new growth with a proper cut at the collar. Little pegs everywhere look terrible and stop the tree creating a pollard head. This can repeater on a cycle depending on how fast it grows
  7. Of no help at all, but that's my old home patch. Went to school there
  8. I’m no longer using tail tucked eyes and had to find another use for the whipping twine. The hitch below benefits from the stopper being in back, but it works tying it in the front for other hitches.
  9. Depends on many factors, Is it hollow/cardboard? Useful trunk only appears about 10'. Doesn't look 4' diameter either. I'd measure it. If it's clean rot free, I'd pay £200-£300 And that's top money. [emoji106]
  10. There is enough guidance in the PPE regs and LOLER on equipment selection. and no offence to Jake who is a competent climber I would just like to climb with him and see how he can implement two rope working into everyday working scenarios and as to why two ropes is a safer method? what ever way you look at it we are to blame for what is to come so we just need to improve how we operate and show the HSE that we are professional and that our methods of working are safe and appropriate.
  11. Hmmm. Well, I made a kind of "threshold" for the firebox just inside the door, just a bit of flat iron, and it still smoked. Tomorrow I will sweep the flue and see if that makes any difference. I guess if it does, I'll feel a bit silly... cheers for the reply.
  12. If you wear gloves then it's nearly impossible. Lol. It is a fiddle and should you wish to remove the pin up the tree then it's a risk, you may retain the pin but the "quickie" body frame can also be dropped as it is only looped through a ring, or in my case a Cali swivel ; ) . The carabiner version would have been much easier I believe.
  13. Vinegar works well at getting the rust off, although the semi-shiny finish on a battered vintage tool can look a bit nasty. Evaporust is the best product - it pulls the rust off beautifully. However, get the wire wheel on your grinder or drill and spend a bit of time abrading the rust off and you get an awesome finish - it retains the dark patina. Only good if it isn't too rusty. The best method is electrolysis - it's not as much of a ball ache as it looks. And it costs pretty much nothing to do.
  14. I was more referring to the "doing more harm letting them tick over" part to be honest. I mean it won't do any harm to warm them up at slow speed, and you should let them idle for a bit before turning them off as well. Actually, I wonder how many Stihl owners actually read the manual that come with it, and if they do read it, actually take any notice of what it says.
  15. Yeah, I'm starting to get really fussy about what I mill. [emoji106]
  16. Looking for work Scotland/north England for 2 men possibly. I have cs30.31.38.39 ua1-2.1-2.2-2.3 chipper and first aid Second cs30.31 chipper and first aid. cheers
  17. Oliver Letwin... the absolute epitome of all that is wrong with parliament.
  18. plus vat ( of oil !) 😂
  19. All good. Predator say there is meant to be a slight gap as it pushes on the outer race to stop it spinning.
  20. Wonder who his groundie was ? 🙂
  21. Actually , to be technically correct its " Double Dawgs " 😁
  22. Sounds perfect! Just typical that you’re miles away. [emoji24][emoji6]
  23. Mark when I switched to the ripper blades I found they were slightly longer and had to reset the whole tracking/tensioning wheel a good bit further out. It’s a bit of a head f///k to get it right but once I’d watched it on YouTube a couple of times and actually took a look at the whole concept of how it works it’s not too bad. You got the original manual??. Basically you need the wheel to hit true just as you hit the required torque setting. Mind you I’ve ran plus or minis a couple of nm either side with no ill effects. Possibly you have goosed the existing blade too,
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