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    01-17-2018
    Awesome.
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    12-01-2017
    Grendel replied to a thread Problem with MS461 Idle in Chainsaws!
    Quality of a given dealership and the technicians they employ can vary a lot. Might try taking it to another shop. That being said, there's no great mystery to resetting a traditional carb. Search for a tutorial on resetting the screws. Now fine tuning a carb is a dark art for most of us, myself included. Autotune has me in it's grips. . .
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    11-30-2017
    Grendel replied to a thread Different winch in Gear Forum
    You'd certainly want the fairleads to be replaceable. . .
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    11-28-2017
    Yikes, was that the cable they were using to pull with? Draped over the stump in that first shot? Good Grief, that was never going to work. . . I guess if you're going to build a cabin among the giant old Doug Firs you make that thing stout! Great post Mr. B.
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    11-27-2017
    I've passed on trees, and jobs, and people. Passed this one up about a month ago. It could have been done, for sure, and Stephen gave me shit for it ;) But in the end, what might be easy for a crew with a bucket or a guy with a lot of experience and the right tools, might be all but impossible for someone just starting out, or, in this case, working alone. Or both. I imagine from where a lot of us are sitting those Oaks would have been gravy, but props to you for knowing when to defer to those with more experience. Not always an easy call to make, but certainly a smart, mature one.
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    11-25-2017
    Grendel replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    we derail with the best of them around here :lol:
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    11-25-2017
    Grendel replied to a thread Equipment Painting in Gear Forum
    You can purchase a usable sand blaster for a few hundred bucks. I've thought about going that route, as we've already got a few compressors sitting around. Any paint job is only going to be as good as the prep, if you don't rush this first step, you'll get a much more durable, aesthetically pleasing result. Tape off everything that needs to be taped off. Blue painters masking tape and a razor blade are you friends for sure. Remove the components that need to be done individually. Thin the paint a bit with an appropriate solvent, and plan on two or three light coats. Also, spend some time priming the rust spots, and use a wire wheel, or one of those air powered de-scalers to knock off all the loose/peeling paint.
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    11-24-2017
    Sick!
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    11-24-2017
    Grendel replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    Matt and some other guys were espousing some pretty fundamentalist religious views in a public forum. It was a conversation based on a Meme, some bullshit about women being made for men. Anyways, several girls called them out on it, and rightfully so, at which point it devolved into a bunch of fundamentalist scripture quoting. . . you know how that goes. Matt later tried to clarify what he was trying to say, but it all came off as extremely misogynistic in the original string. For an industry that is encouraging the involvement and contribution of female Arborists, I can understand why industry suppliers felt the need to distance themselves from comments like that. It's unfortunate, because I think Matt might not have realized how his comments would be received, but really that's no excuse. The internet is written in ink, and free people have to take responsibility for what they say. . . Bummer about the saddle though, it was a good one.
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  • Grendel's Avatar
    11-22-2017
    Keep working to improve your execution, we all started somewhere. Ladders are terribly unsafe in most instances, tree work especially. Cheers,
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    11-22-2017
    Grendel replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    It wasn't good. Not the place to have that discussion.
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    11-22-2017
    Grendel replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    That's crazy, Wesspur dropped the MRCS too.
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    11-22-2017
    Grendel replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    It's not what it used to be for sure. They still have Ultra Slings, which is unique and cool, but lot's of other great stuff has fallen off their map. No more Orca Krabs, no more HH, no more MCRS. . . through the MCRS bit might have something to do with that whole Facebook debacle. They developed the saddle in conjunction with Matt, and it was just approved for some kind of comp use, so I find it hard to believe they dropped it for technical reasons. Sherrill carried it until recently as well. . . that's damn shame.
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    11-19-2017
    Grendel replied to a thread Swivel on bridge? in Climbing Forum
    Interesting. Thank you Brian. So the swivel is just allowing twist, with the VT specifically.
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    11-19-2017
    Grendel replied to a thread Swivel on bridge? in Climbing Forum
    Me too Bermy. I've had a DMM swivel on my bridge for a couple seasons now, and I love it. Doesn't give me much that a ring wouldn't, but it helps with orientation. I personally have never had any issues with the swivel causing twist, if anything its nice to be able to spin things around sometimes. Interesting that they seem to cause twist for some folks? ETA: I've also had one of those little green swivels that Bermy uses on her bridge on my positioning lanyard, and its tits. One thing to look for on the gear inspection side, if you switch from a ring to a swivel, the bridge rope will abrade the anodizing off the aluminum in short order. We've seen pictures of swivels that were worn nearly half way through from the constant motion on the bridge. Just something to keep in mind and take a look at every now and again. Cheers,
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    11-15-2017
    Caddy Pads!!!! :lol: I too like the offset gaff Klein uses.
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    11-12-2017
    I get an unexplained high pitch tone in one or both of my ears from time to time. . . Figured I'm working my way up to a heart attack. :lol:
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    11-02-2017
    Grendel replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Arb Climber just did an article on it. They say "immanent" release. Fingers crossed.
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    10-28-2017
    Awesome setup B. 9" bandits and 1 ton trucks like bees and honey. Love that chip box. cheers
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    10-23-2017
    The pages are falling out of mine. $375 There has to be a way we can someday, somehow, get this book back in print. Reg should write a forward. . . Seriously, I wonder what it would take financially to make that happen. . . Just spitballing here.
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  • Grendel's Avatar
    10-21-2017
    A prussic loop will slip on the rope eventually. That much friction tends to melt things, but they will eventually slip.
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