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    Nice idea, but the cops will be happy to see that : more money for them:evil:
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    It seems I didn't look at it close enough at the time. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Siw0nXZVi9E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Thanks Grendel, I stand corrected. I saw this vid years ago, and he wasn't very successful in his attempt to cut the lanyard and that's stuck in my mind, even if I know it's doable. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0h0x08KDSMQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Since we are in the "shit hits the fan", there's an other scary one. It has a better ending hopefully. For those who don't understand german, like me, action begins at 1'35. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fxpHm8utGC4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    3 Days Ago
    For me, it's doubtful that this vid shows a steel core lanyard. Look at the end when the lanyard falls on the ground : way too snaky for a steel rope. You never get a so small loop with a free fall, excepted if a knot was tied and chocked on it previously (which is very unlikely on this sort of gear).
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    4 Days Ago
    That's it, I used it a lot. It was my favorite after my initial trials at my beginnings. Then I discovered the HH and put it's knot on all my ropes, even without the HH.
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    We don't have porcupine in France, but this little guy : Not more fun to caress at all than the porcupine, but it's pleasant to see one around time to time, even in my garden in town. They make their nest under the stacks of limbs. There are some holes in the fence and they travel between my garden and the neighbour's garden, and if they really want, the road and the railroad area (very high risk travel).
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    6 Days Ago
    I thought about the tongue and groove hinge for the bad hinging woods, but never tried it. I was afraid that the tongue broke or the stump split with a heavy side lean (first purpose I can think of).
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    1 Week Ago
    With the benefit of a very low kickback tendency, from the micro chain and the tiny nose. I don't have broken a file, yet. Maybe if I sneeze...
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    Precisely, the main point of your sentence is the "mixed results". The results can go from best to worse, eventually at the cost of some life. That's why it's important to reduce the hazard and the unreliability by studying closely both conditions and techniques to do things properly. Beside that there's a pride to master your work, in any trade, if you like it.
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    1 Week Ago
    I see that you like running coal !:D
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    Marc-Antoine replied to a thread Faulty tracks in Gear Forum
    Actually, I did bet that your answer will be something like that.:/:
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Me too. I love it. Except when this stupid dampening spring brakes in the recoil starter. The ratchet becomes properly disconnected from the starter pulley, as this one is actually in two parts:X
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    2 Weeks Ago
    A falling log doesn't care at all of who is inside the shoes.:noparking:
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    Two jobs at once: dropping the dead ash and thinning the maple !:D
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    Nice size for a baby. The red rope seems a bit tight.
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    Marc-Antoine replied to a thread Grapple for mini in Gear Forum
    Hydraulic power ! :D
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    Marc-Antoine replied to a thread The Snap Cut in MBTV
    That's handy but it seems that there's never the right size at the moment to fit in.
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    Marc-Antoine replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    =D&gt; Poor camera, what a giant slap ! :eyeslam: It's funny how the poplars can dismantle themselves when they hit the ground. Maybe it isn't so funny when comes the time to haul the broken limbs to the chipper, as it requires many more travels. A massive amount of racking too.
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    Marc-Antoine replied to a thread The Snap Cut in MBTV
    I use it mostly for bucking the leaning axis with some target under them or a forbidden area. I understand your warning about the loss of reliability when the lean increases, but I find that this is the conditions where this cut really shines : cutting the piece without freeing it. I go up to the horizontal limbs, not over a firewood length though. I agree that just the weigh can easily snap the strap (if not, I 'll have a hard time to snap it by hand). So I finish the cut with the left hand or forearm holding the log's end to keep it in place. The strap holds the other end on the tree so I don't need so much force, even with some decent sized logs. I let go the saw on its lanyard, carefully, no move allowed, and then have my both hands to free and manage the log. On the vertical spars, I just cut through for the short logs, finishing with a hand on top to avoid pinching and to keep the thing under control. I put more time and care in a face cut for the long logs. Time to time, the magic cut comes into play for the middle ones when the conditions are right.
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    Marc-Antoine replied to a thread Faulty tracks in Gear Forum
    Is it always the same track ? I knew one MT52 which kept loosing one track and finally partly broke it. But that's because it was old and in a poor shape. The tracks were really worn and injured. Moreover, the owner didn't see that the right hydraulic motor was loose, missing two bolts, so the sprocket was no more in line! If something foreign doesn't come jammed, the only way I see to break a track is that the sprocket (or the idler) come out of its path and try to run on the track's leading teeth. But that asks a tremendous force and that must leave some clues on the components like dents, unusual shiny spots, shredded rubber... The tricky part is to find the trigger one. Check the alignment, parallelism, the play of the sprocket, idler and rollers, with and without tensioning the track or even with out the track. Run the tracks slow and fast on the ground and in the air too and hear /look at a jerky move on the bad side (if there's one). Oh, and maybe check the widths and pitch of the components, we never know.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    At least, the aluminum body of the pump wears around the piston, and if there's canola oil, it can plug it or /and jam it if the saw doesn't see some use for a while.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Wedge or not, you're likely to pinch your bar like that. The wedges act as pivot points when you cut the last bit and the kerf closes anyway on top. Cut the top first. Or all the way from the bottom, but it's far less easy to cut upward and the log will split or shatter at the end. The problem with the release with a cut from the bottom is that if you don't leave enough wood with the top cut, the logs will drive your bar in the dirt when they fall on the ground. I saw that many times with the relatively small diameters, say around 15". The "just enough wood left to not pinch your bar in the top cut" matches more or less the width of the bar/chain. Rimming all the way through from the top gave me often the same result in my trials. I found the way to limit that is finishing the cut only with the nose, nothing showing on the far side.
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