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    You are correct in my mind. Each time i think about moving to another location i realize that i live in a bubble of high income, disposable income type people.
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    Most of europe used to be like that. Even the cars had zero cup holders. Vrs the u.s where some vehicles have more cup holders than seats
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    Lots of good advice. We always get paid, eventually. Its just the aggravation of small minded people on a power trip. We also ignore property managers who 'have many important clients seeking qualified help'. Real estate agents are low on the list as well.
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    As a contractor i come across these people occasionally who seem to delight in throwing their weight around. The latest is a customer really wanting us to do the job, tottally happy with the result, hapoy as a pig in shit we could schedule his job. but then the office people are actually resentful at simply paying us. Came in to their office to get paid, and i hear, 'wow, you guys make alot of money'! Then she says, oh i cannot issue a check until i have all your paperwork on file. W4, proof of insurance, signed contract, invoice in hand, etc etc. These people piss me off Rant rant rant Anyone else get this?
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    frans replied to a thread Legal Pot In Cali in Odds and Ends
    All these different names without any proven lineology
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    frans replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    For me, i use the benchmark of treating the opposite sex as a inferior. Burn the entire leading goverment. Simplistic attitude? Yes.
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    frans replied to a thread Sharpening Your Chain in Chainsaws!
    We are all family here, thanks for hearing me
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Tree09, sorry for the derail. I really thought we were talking about tricky rigging in general. Yes the cam is to release the load. Had to suck the load up high, then move it.
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    frans replied to a thread Sharpening Your Chain in Chainsaws!
    Yes, the driver is responsible by law for anything attached to the vehicle. But thank you all sooo much for the reminder of my failure :/: Sometimes shit happens
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    frans replied to a thread Sharpening Your Chain in Chainsaws!
    Yea but... One of those awesome sharpeners forgot to cinch down the hitch on the chipper once. The chipper hopped off the ball, The chains drug the chipper about 15 feet and i had to replace the entire driveway surface!
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    3 Weeks Ago
    O.k. The last time i used a rigging situation like this is needing to lift brush and wood up up 30'+, then walk it over 70'+\- to the chipper and then lower it. So, flat line all the way. I set a tight high line between two trees that were situated perfectly. I ran a trolly (thanks charly potoroff) on the high lead. Then i set a CMI double pulley. The cmi has a cam on the lower pulley. And then pull back lines for each direction. Put a load line through the lower pulley, pulled the load tight, and the cam grabbed the load line. Then using one of the pull back lines, pulled the load to the chipper. The release line for the cam on the cmi was a throw line. Problems: The load would spin and the throw line would get tangled. Tough to straighten it all out. Each pull back line wanted to tangle as slack was made in the opposite line. Conclusion: yes it worked, but sucky system. Need a block that can lift and lower and lock off. I even looked into loggers trolley blocks, but they are all rated for a zillon lbs. and weigh 100s of lbs. because they have their own engine. Hope all this makes sense. I think a solution to this would really help our industry. Tree guys who love to rig usually over rig with what is available, ie: alum blocks and excessive ropes everywhere. But seeing as how i run a small tree service that kind of rigging does not pencil out in terms of set up time vrs. Net revenue from the job.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    In the very first picture in this thread it does not show how to bring the block back after traveling. Also how do you raise and lower the log without forcing the block to wander on the high lead?
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    frans replied to a thread Sharpening Your Chain in Chainsaws!
    I know some heavy weed smokers that can put a wicked edge on a chain. They seem to really get into it
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    frans replied to a thread Sharpening Your Chain in Chainsaws!
    I also have a Silvey 510 round ground plus a Silvey raker grinder. Got tired of spending evenings filing chain. Round ground chains cut slower, but are less forgiving. If i was a faller, no question, i would go with chisel cut. But i work on urban trees full of crap, also we cut stumps very low because we usually gring the stumps. Fallers are cutting clean trees with higher stump cuts. Filing is an art, i know some guys who really get into it and do a great job. Weed smokers seem to be good at getting in the groove, but i am impatient
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    frans replied to a thread Legal Pot In Cali in Odds and Ends
    So the testing method is to......how?
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    frans replied to a thread Legal Pot In Cali in Odds and Ends
    I think it stays in your hair a long time? So they cut a snip and test that?
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    frans replied to a thread Sharpening Your Chain in Chainsaws!
    Outer layer, chrome hard finish, inner layer, softer steel. Check it out: when filing, see that layer that peels off? That layer is what is hard enough to cut wood.
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    frans replied to a thread Sharpening Your Chain in Chainsaws!
    Yup! You and me both. Wiping?? Uhhh whats the point?
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    frans replied to a thread Sharpening Your Chain in Chainsaws!
    Chisel cut, round ground, two different types of chain, two seperate types of users. Fellers cut high, with clean trees (no fences, crap grown into them or years of nailing lights, or whatever onto the trunks. Urban tree guys get all that crap on a daily basis. Round ground is more forgiving. The other day i watched a feller friend cutting and felt terrible. His saw cut twice as fast as ours. But hit a fence wire or something and his chisel cut saw is down.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    frans replied to a thread Sharpening Your Chain in Chainsaws!
    I am sure everone knows this, but in the first few minutes of the vid i got dizzy from the vid dancing around so shut it off. What i did not see in the first few seconds of the vid was a talk about the composition of a saw chain: they are made with a super hard chrome finish, but the body is mallable steel. That makes it easy to file. To sharpen a saw chain, first look for the worst tooth, then file everything else to match (in an ideal world). Sharpening does not really only mean a perfect curve or angle. First you must remove enough material to remove the scored chrome layer. If you get a perfect angle but the chrome layer is still scored behind your filing, then you will not have a good cutting chain.
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    frans replied to a thread The Joke/Funny Pic/Video Thread in MBTV
    Posted wih my phone. Dont know why that happened
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