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I like the discussion, it's interesting to think about how different cuts make a difference to efficiency.

Looking forward to the clear up video, agree I wouldn't want to have to untangle that and feed it into a 6" chipper but that is not what is planned.

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8 hours ago, daltontrees said:

Yes I got that. At one oint though he say it's all about getting stuff down as safely as possible, as quickly as possible. But you can't have both. Fair enough he admits to a few mistakes because he's rushing.

It's interesting to see how others work. I have my own set of tricks, like I chase cuts through then flip the butt away from the stem with the end of the bar just as it detaches, I deliberately tear branches off to get them to land butt-out, and I have got a 2-sink cut that I use which is along the lines of the multi-undercut trick in the video, you can get phenomenal swings with it. I do that cheat undercut too, but usually when darting things off, it works great but I usually end up planting the dart. I did one once that speared the ground so hard the groundy then had to fell the branch using a sink and backcut.

 

It's never about speed, though. I'm sure we've all done some pretty fast wrecking at the end of a day so as to get offsite for good that day, but speed day after day is an accident waiting to happen, and not having to wait long. And never the luxury of a big flat lawn below that is going to get dug up afterwards anyway. If only...

This - in spades!

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no it's not about speed, as much as not wasting time. That may sound like the same thing, but it's an important distinction.  And of course you can have safety and speed, IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

 

I put most of the side of the tree over the driveway on the ground after the battery died, then jumped in the skid steer and stuffed it all through the chipper without one saw cut on the ground. The only other man on the job pretty much stood by the chipper and waited to work the lift cylinder or pick up a few sticks. If you look carefully you can see him chek his phone between runs. The skid steer made it easy for him. Two of us took about 45 minutes to chip the whole mess.

 

The reactions to these videos never cease to demonstrate just how much people admire their little boxes.

 

 

 

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great if youve got a bucket truck, massive chipper and machine to feed it,

if its you and a mate and a 6" chipper then not so brilliant,

will i try this?? er no i wish to remain friends with my work mates :)

 

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So Carlos & Dadio, yr at different ends of the stick, impressive work but in both cases yr setup won't work as well as the other. I would buy you both in- just on different jobs.  Here ended the lesson. K

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1 hour ago, peatff said:

Why is he using a top handle saw in a mewp basket ?

Maybe where he works, his nanny dosen't get to tell him how to do his job?

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2 hours ago, peatff said:

Why is he using a top handle saw in a mewp basket ?

Isn’t that why you are meant to use?

 

Until the bar is too small, that is.

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