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    Dave Shepard replied to a thread Husqvarna 390xp in Chainsaws!
    Long live the 395!:/:
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    Nice on the easy fix. I hate a jammy chipper infeed.
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    3 Days Ago
    There must be something wrong with my conversion. 212,000 feet of logs would be 50+ tri-axle loads of logs.
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    4 Days Ago
    stig, that's about 212,000 board feet? How long will that take you?
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    4 Days Ago
    Go to full site. Bottom of the page.
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    5 Days Ago
    I went with a twin disc. No springs in the discs, so it did all kinds of rattling at idle.:lol:
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    What's the point of the dual mass? I think Dodge uses them on the G56.
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    5 Days Ago
    I put the NV5600 in my Dodge on a floor jack on a gravel driveway. It wouldn't roll, so I had to push the truck into the transmission. It was not ideal.
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    I had a '68 International dump for my landscaping business. 6 mpg, but it was paid for. If it was running, somebody was going to get a bill. I didn't worry about the cost of fuel. ;)
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    1 Week Ago
    Have you ever worked on a rocket mass heater? I follow an off grid family on YouTube in Idaho that heats a small cabin with two cords of Doug fir every winter. Very neat.
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    1 Week Ago
    Fresh cherry leaves are ok, but once they've dried they contain cyanide, I think.
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    A friend has a Security Six. He can put all his shots on the paper at 100 yards. He is into blackpowder cartridge rifles. Shoots one or two matches a year, still. Wish I had the money to start shooting again. I could probably get 1000 yards out back, if I shot across the valley to the other side of the farm.
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    1 Week Ago
    :lol:
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Around here, chippers seem to really suffer, paint-wise. Maybe because they are in the salt spray behind the truck all winter. A ratty chipper can really affect a company's image. I think I've asked this before, but do you have salty air issues in Florida that eats vehicles?
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I was going to rebuild, but decided it wasn't worth the risk. Ended up with a bunch of batteries anyway by buying new tools. I think there was actually another 9.0 added after this. Gave a couple of 3.0s and first gen drill and impact to my mother.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Not that I'm saying there's anything wrong with DeWalt. Milwaukee has pledged to keep all M18 batteries and tools interchangeable always. Its a tough call, but its easier if you have no tools to start with. A metal fabbing friend is making the switch from Makita to M18 because of the metal working tools that are basically corded tools made into cordless.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Are you sure about that? Milwaukee has hundreds of M18 tools.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I'm not exaggerating. Watch Real Tool Reviews comparison of a well used 2763 and a new one. It actually performed better than it did when it was new. Sure, if you have good shop air an air impact is great, but if you are away from the shop, then the cordless impact is more than competent.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Watch the YouTubes. Real Tool Reviews is good, but I don't think he's done the 2767 yet. My 2763 will smoke my 1/2" air impact. Cordless is bulkier, however.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I think all the major manufacturers make good products, but Milwaukee is kicking ass right now.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    The cordless tools available today are amazing. I have the Milwaukee M18 2763 impact. With the 9.0 battery, it is undefeated by a large margin. They just released the 2767, which ups the reversing torque from 1100 to 1400 ft lbs. Could really twist some stuff off with that.:lol:
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I've never smoked anything, so I don't know how much a quarter pound is, but I'm guessing it's enough to keep your entire living family tree happy?:lol:
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Wow! We need more businesses like that.
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    Arlo is cool, I've met him before. Trinity church is five miles from me.
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    I think Southern Yellow Pine is an exception to the btu thing with all the pitch in it. I burn whatever I can get in my OWB, but I prefer softwood slabs. No ash, fast cycle times, and I have to get rid of them somehow. Burning 1/4 to a 1/3 of a cord per day right now.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    It's been around -5 to -10 at night, high of 10 during the day. I don't think there is any water, just gelled summer fuel, which I was unaware the farm tank was full of. I've dumped enough kero in to get me to about 60/40, plus 911 and Power Service. Going to see if we can get the farm tank topped off with kero, or fill the portable with pump fuel.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    That's not strawberry icing on that filter. :(
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    3 Weeks Ago
    We've got one gelled everything here on the farm today. Turns out the fuel company delivered summer fuel last delivery.:|:
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    Not a great year here. I had a very good timber framing project that was bigger than I could handle on my own. I brought in an associate to work on it and ended up walking away from the entire project. Guy was an inept, insulting, varmintous dung beetle. And if that wasn't bad enough he talked with his mouth full and chewed with his face open. I'm now in the process of setting up my own business. I won't work for anyone again. I will be getting some advice from a neighbor who used to work for a big paper company on how to set up and run a business. I know how to cut a frame, it's the the other side of things that I need to figure out. There is good demand for my kind of work, and I have the support of my architect. If I can get set up in business I will be able to get referrals from him.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    My sister had a few still out in the meadow until a few days ago. They came back to the barn just before the brook froze up. I call them free grazers because they have no respect for fences. They showed up at the sawmill a couple days ago.:lol:
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