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  1. I bought 2 of these recently after seeing so many good reviews. I cant for the life of me figure out how to maintain a decent curved hook on the cutter with this tool. Normally with a regular file I apply downward pressure to create a curve and then backward pressure to actually remove debris off the cutter. Doesn't seem possible with this tool and after a few sharpens I'm left with next to no hook below the cutter. Not sure if I'm missing something here but I can definitely get a chain to cut a whole lot better with a regular file. With all these great reviews though I am wondering if its just me......
  2. nice one, my thoughts confirmed then haha. Ill maybe show this thread to her as i'm scared she'll get a quote from someone just trying to make a buck
  3. Ps. I Never think reductions on connies look any good when you really try and force a shape into em but theres nout all to cut too. Not sure what u lot think/what proper practice is?
  4. Alright chaps, Got someone asking me to top this and bring in the sides. I said it would look crap but have no real experience doing this to a tree this size. Its obviously too big for its surroundings (looks small in these pics) but I don't want to charge them a lot of money for a job I believe will be disappointing. Their dad planted the tree so there's sentimental value as well. What would you guys do? Its really woody inside!
  5. Just had a stihl 200 husqvarna 560xp and courant climbing bag with petzl sequoia harness and drenaline rope stolen from a shipping container near just south of Bristol. Gutted. Boss had even more taken. Call me on 07538886491 if you know anything
  6. Does anyone know any commercial green waste sights to dump brash in and around Bristol?
  7. I live in Bristol and have a friend who wants his tree cut. He says he has spoken to the council and they do not claim him tree which looks like its on the border of what would be his or their land. I dont want to start work on the tree until I know for sure though. Is there a website with a map of council trees I can check or is it best to make a phone call to the council. Also Is there a map of trees under tree protection order that I can check as well?
  8. Ive never really seen much video content of any full crown reductions. Anyone know any good ones?
  9. So I guess I need to bite the bullet and buy a long reach hedge trimmer to earn some extra dough. What are your favorites? Whats the best bang for buck out there? Always used Stihl but im not fussy
  10. So does anyone have any sneaky tips on tipping mulch without a tipper truck. Basically I have an open back high sided truck without a tipper and was thinking someone must have a better idea than shoveling it out! back braking to say the least!
  11. So i'm new to getting rid of waste in the UK. I was speaking to a gardener and he told me that un mulched branches are classed as a waste product and that you need a waste license to get rid of these at green waste sights. Is that correct? So as a tree surgeon without a chipper, will I be needing a waste license to get rid of everything other than timber? What setups do people use when operating without a chipper? Obviously the plan is to buy one as soon as possible but for now its just gunna be a hussle! Cheers
  12. Are there schemes in place that have the apprentice working for said amount of days per week and studying at college for a day? With the work experience counting towards the qualifications? Or is it just straight up standard employment?
  13. Has anyone ever employed someone as an apprentice? Is that possible in this line of work?
  14. What!!! I cant get 150 a day as a self employed climber!!!


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