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apart from the obvious...

what items do folk recommend having on site for a chainsaws milling job? 

 

All my milling to-date has been at my own place so everything has been to hand..random bits of wood / extra screws / crowbar  etc.. Got a fairy comprehensive kit list but wondering what other folk have found useful / must have when milling away from the yard??? 

 

thanks for any input 

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Good question and one I learned through trial and error.

 

I know you say apart from the obvious but I’ll list what I bring. Some obvious some maybe not.

 

1, Milling Saw.

2, Mill. 
3, Mill Spares. (Grub screws, nuts and bolts etc. 
4, Metric and imperial Allan Keys.

5, Full 3/8 and 1/4” Socket sets.

6, Spare pull cord. 3 and 3.2mm

7, Snedding Chainsaw.

8, chain oil.

9, 2 Stroke oil. 
10, fuel.

11, 2-3 milling chains. 
12, 12v Chain Sharpener. 
13, 12v Battery Starter.

14, chain files. manual and diamond for the 12v sharpener. 
15, Wedges. 
16, bar clamp. 
17, chainsaw key. 
18, Spare Spocket drives. 
19, Adjustable wrench.
20, 3/8” & .404” depth gauge. 

21, WD40

22, hammer. 
23, Crow Bar.

24, Cant Hook

25, 4” & 6” Wood screw.
26, Battery drill & spare battery’s. 
27, Screw bits. 
28, PPE.

29, Headphones that take calms and plays music 😁

30,  plenty food and fluids.
31, bog roll.

32, Rain clothes.
33, Spare change of breeks and socks. 
34, packing out material for the ladder (if using)

35, ladder (if using)

36, Raker files. 

 

 

Im sure I’ve missed something. 🤣 
 

 

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help, telehandler, cut list from client, brush/ airbrush or scraper, shovel metal detector tbc

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3 hours ago, trigger_andy said:

Good question and one I learned through trial and error.

 

I know you say apart from the obvious but I’ll list what I bring. Some obvious some maybe not.

 

1, Milling Saw.

2, Mill. 
3, Mill Spares. (Grub screws, nuts and bolts etc. 
4, Metric and imperial Allan Keys.

5, Full 3/8 and 1/4” Socket sets.

6, Spare pull cord. 3 and 3.2mm

7, Snedding Chainsaw.

8, chain oil.

9, 2 Stroke oil. 
10, fuel.

11, 2-3 milling chains. 
12, 12v Chain Sharpener. 
13, 12v Battery Starter.

14, chain files. manual and diamond for the 12v sharpener. 
15, Wedges. 
16, bar clamp. 
17, chainsaw key. 
18, Spare Spocket drives. 
19, Adjustable wrench.
20, 3/8” & .404” depth gauge. 

21, WD40

22, hammer. 
23, Crow Bar.

24, Cant Hook

25, 4” & 6” Wood screw.
26, Battery drill & spare battery’s. 
27, Screw bits. 
28, PPE.

29, Headphones that take calms and plays music 😁

30,  plenty food and fluids.
31, bog roll.

32, Rain clothes.
33, Spare change of breeks and socks. 
34, packing out material for the ladder (if using)

35, ladder (if using)

36, Raker files. 

 

 

Im sure I’ve missed something. 🤣 
 

 

Be prepared 

 

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All good answers so far,  no 31 in andy's list very important I’ve used it countless times 😉 I have a runny nose in pollen season.

and sometimes a runny bottom 🤫. In curry season 🤣

 

Some sort of dust mask s and eye protection other than the helmet visor (sunglasses or and safety specs )

a bit of wood (short plank) to screw on the end of the log to prop the ladder on. It gives it a more stable level, because sometimes when working out the pith to pith  you need it . I usually put two screws in the plank top inside edge to help stop the ladder moving on the plank

i use the builders banding strap ove the ladder rungs  with shortish screws. But don’t forget how far the screws are in the log 🙄 

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