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  1. Opinions on what constitutes a climbing saw

    The key point is "one handable" - there will be many, many instances when you will have to make a cut with one hand at full reach, simply because your other hand will be occupied holding a branch to maintain your position. This is obviously only a factor when aloft, on the ground a backhandle saw is always superior.
  2. Left Handers Suffering Yet Again

    I often find myself needing to left-hand the polesaw, and I'm right handed. Same with the hedger. Never burned myself. Could be that the exhaust on the higher end tools has a baffle to direct the hot gasses forward rather than out the side? I know the 131 does, must check the hedger later. Could you modify the Lidl tool with a bit of bent pipe to achieve this? Not trying to be funny, must be a total pain in the ass to have to work with everting on the "wrong" side...hope your burn mends quickly.
  3. Making the news today....

    Solar eclipse this evening, bringing edgy energy and potential weirdness....be mindful and careful at work everyone.
  4. gin wheels

    Definitely don't use gin wheels with a tirfors or any kind of puller - they're only rated for 250kg or something, like hoisting buckets of mortar up scaffolding! I like ratchet lever pullers, like a block and chain but with a handle - strong, compact. I got the chain length upgraded though, need at least 4m for forestry work.
  5. Insect bites...

    Theres a chemical they sell in outdoor camping stores called Permethrin. You mix it with water and soak your clotting in it, dry the clothing and it stays in the fibers for months, ever after repeated washing. Will kill or deter insects and arachnids on contact...Its the same stuff in Spot-On sheep and cattle treatment, which might be cheaper. They say its safe once the clothing dries, like you won't absorb it though your skin.
  6. Shit hits the fan

    What a bummer, you're right we should count ourselves lucky. At the risk of sounding trite, would it be possible, financially, for you to invest in a small MEWP? A second hand tracked unit or something of the sort - I realise they are expensive. If this was feasible, it would allow you to do some, if not all, of the work, as well as other kinds of stuff like maintenance and painting. In my experience, limited as it is, the most of tree surgery type work isn't major climbing anyway, more like messy removals, monotonous pruning and so on. I also have the climbing gear and rarely need to use it - 80% of the high up stuff is pole saw territory and tricky leaners and such can be manhandled with chains and tirfors/lever hoists.
  7. Making the news today....

    Yes, and it's that dynamic that keeps our cultures healthy. Harmony through conflict - by competing in village rivalry and being "soft enemies" in peacetime, we stay mentally ready for true conflict in times of war, when local rivalry is put aside. This principle is baked into our free-market capitalist system as well; advancement of the whole through competition of the many. It's this natural system that's under attack now by the feminising nanny state institutions - "everyone's a winner", no fighting allowed, everyone's the same....
  8. Making the news today....

  9. Making the news today....

    You've just described the psychology of every tribe on the planet since the dawn of history. All Arabs are Arab supremacists. All Africans are (insert tribe here) supremacists. It's human nature. We whites, modern whites, want to be supreme in our own lands. We want our law to be the law of the land, we want the protection of law to enjoy any and all parts of our lands. We don't want no go zones where the "other" is supreme. In OUR countries. We don't want to be murdered by the other. If this is what you mean by white supremacists then colour me a supremacist. I'm absolutely sick the the back teeth with this PC bullshit. You leftists are betraying your tribe. And the tribe's patience will one day run out.
  10. Making the news today....

    There were many articles of secession, different greivences, different states. Slavery was one, more of an issue for some states than others. Historians disagree to what extent slavery weighed, most Americans, when polled, feel the states rights issue was more of a factor than slavery. At this stage it's all academic anyway, people will believe whatever narrative they want...
  11. Making the news today....

    The Civil War wasn't over slavery anyway, it kicked off over the southern confederacy trying to secede from the union. The slavery angle got involved later, as I understand it.
  12. Making the news today....

    Yes, it's the left that's to blame. It's the self identified Communists. They are to blame. And Barack Hussein Obama as well, and the "mainstream" radical leftist media. Seriously, not joking.
  13. Making the news today....

    Well, if there is to be a civil war proper, we can thank Antifa for it. More confederate statues removed last night, under cover of darkness. Capitulation to threats. Appeasement. The left are driving the general population to actually hate them...digging their own grave. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/16/baltimore-removes-four-confederate-statues-cover-night/
  14. Emergency First Aid at Work + F (Forestry)

    My cousin saved a feller in the cinema from death by choking - Heimlich maneuver, worked. One of the more common deadly accidents that can befall us, all the more so because nobody expects it. Must do a refresher course soon...
  15. Making the news today....

    Ok here's another one, another confederate statue, different town. WNCN reports that a woman climbed a ladder and placed a rope around the statue at approximately 7:10 p.m. The statue was a representation of a Confederate soldier who fought in the Civil War. Loan Tran–described as “an organizer”–said, “It needs to be removed. These Confederate statues in Durham, in North Carolina, all across the country.” Here's the link to the article if anyone's interested http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/14/video-protesters-pull-down-confederate-statue-in-durham-nc/ Yes, yes - Breitbart, I know. Just because you don't like the news agency doesn't meant the news is fake.


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