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  1. Think you missed the fridge 😂
  2. I don't do a huge amount of grinding but when I have I've only promised 8 inches of soil. Enough to grow grass on. had customers ask for every root to be removed for planting shrubs etc but there's no way unless you go in with a decent size digger or some sort of radar, map it all out.
  3. For doing really level cuts I've gone around with chalk or even just scored with the bar just to mark out a cut line. As long as you follow the line on the first cut then keep the tip of the bar in an already cut part and follow the line around then you can get some level cuts.
  4. I agree with @Dan Maynard about the sharpening thing. A dull chain is a dull chain but if you clip something with a stihl full chisel I often find myself taking .5-1mm+ off a chain because the sharp chisel edge gets damaged quite far back from clipping a stone or nail
  5. I'd go with Portuguese laurel but usually the leaves are more jagged on the edge?
  6. That's why I quite like the grapple, the one I have folds down. I ran a grinder over it to take the teeth off and round it off a bit as it would damage the cambium otherwise. This is the one I bought 3 Claws Grappling Hook Folding Stainless Steel Outdoor Climbing Survival Tool UK WWW.EBAY.CO.UK Lightweight and compact size with folding claws, very easy to carry and use. For outdoor activities, survival training, adventures. 1 Gravity hook. Hook size: 7.8" 3.9" 0.39". A...
  7. I get it off eBay. It was less than the other suppliers with postage etc. That was for 4 barn door hinges.
  8. Unless you really NEED a Captain hook then I'd just buy a grapple off eBay. I got one of the stainless steel folding ones and it's super handy for transitions or when you need to get to a weird location. It will take my body weight without an issue. At the end of the day neither can be life support anyway.
  9. Definitely go with osmo. It's expensive but you won't need much. It's UV resistant and you can touch it up down the road. Oak beams externally always go grey though. It's part of their character
  10. Sounds like a nice bit of kit 👌 when I said about no lanyard I meant not having it on a branch, I'd never climb without one 👍
  11. I think sometimes its easier to not have a lanyard on, especially when doing an awkward rig where you have to "dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge" as they say in dodgeball
  12. Go for it. It's going to go at some point 😂😂
  13. Basically no, there's nothing written in the stones of HSE saying you must have a lanyard attached during cutting. It says: Rope access and positioning should only be used if there are at least two separately anchored lines - one the working line and the other a safety line. The user must be connected to both lines using a suitable harness. The working line should be equipped with a safe means of ascent and descent and have a self-locking design to prevent the user falling if they lose control. The safety line must be equipped with a mobile fall protection system connected to, and travelling with, the user of the system. The afag guidance (401) says: Climbers need to carry an adjustable lanyard to provide, when appropriate, a secondary anchor to prevent the risk of pendulum swing. Lanyards are a key part of a tree-climbing system and have many uses, particularly as a supplementary load- bearing anchor point when working in the crown or when changing anchor points. Lanyards need to be adjustable to provide sufficient support to the climber. The side attachment points on a harness are designed for support (eg where the feet are on a branch or other part of the tree) but not suspension. Some harnesses provide forward attachment points suitable for suspension. It is important to consult the manufacturer’s instructions for the harness. Do not attach the lanyard to one side alone. I can't find anything anywhere saying you must have a positional strop attached when using a saw.
  14. To be fair, the squirrel thing is to do with the intentional trapping of them not if you find one stuck somewhere. I've had to get one out of the drain before because a customer was one of the animal rights lot and loved squirrels to bits. Had a regular glove on and just grabbed it by the scruff of the neck and threw it about 6ft across the garden. Seen a dog have a nose piercing from one before and I'm not messing with that
  15. I've been running Stihl full chisel, sharp as hell and last for ages crosscutting or in the tree but I'm tempted by other companies semi-chisel options for domestic work on the ground where the trees are absolutely full of shite a full chisel gets absolutely demolished by even the tiniest bit of junk. One little bit of crap in a tree and I'm grinding .5-1mm off the chain which is a lot of life lost...


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