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    11-23-2015
    old irish replied to a thread MS 441 or MS 461 in Chainsaws!
    Like Stig, I run the 660 with a 36" bar on the stump and limb and buck with the 461 with a 28" bar, on easy ground. Used to be a Husky guy, but have gone strictly to these two Stihl saws. I did find that it really helps to go with the dual port muffler and an aftermarket air cleaner, well worth the money for the increased performance.
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    11-12-2015
    Cold Logging was quite experienced as was "Holmen". Both passed on quite a bit of information that the less experienced could put to good use. It was interesting to me that Holmen announced to us all, that he was leaving the site in advance. He obviously cared.
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    11-11-2015
    Maybe some people don't really "quit" they just get busy with a project or some other change in their life. As for me I am just too swamped during the Spring, Summer and Fall to do much more than just check for threads of interest, then in the winter try to contribute.
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    09-28-2015
    When you get older, but still able to produce, or do something at all, you count your lucky stars, that you are still in the game.
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    09-28-2015
    old irish replied to a thread Selling..... in The Trading Post
    interesting, I live remote, so it is balancing to see other's perspective's on stress and human interactions and how it impacts their decisions on life.
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    09-24-2015
    The school marme that I was describing was in reference to old growth Redwood. A tight crotch also is a school marme. If you google the term you will see photographic examples of both. So everyone is right!
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    09-23-2015
    I believe that the school marme term came from: picture the school teacher standing in front of the blackboard with a piece of chalk in her hand with her arm held out at a 90 degree angle. Thus a description of a tree with a sucker limb growing out of it and then upwards.
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    08-08-2015
    As far as the trick that started this thread goes we would use it to keep large Redwood from splitting out. The clear straight grain would split out when under great stress. Sometimes old growth fir, or Cedar, but Redwood was notorious for slabbing.
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    05-27-2015
    Yeah, margarine or butter wouldn't be recommended for ropes for a number of reasons. Probably be fine for hardware is what I was thinking.
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    05-27-2015
    We sometimes use our 1 ton dodge w/ a dually flatbed trailer. Seems to be able to haul about 1500 B.F. at a time. Probably not legal though.
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    05-27-2015
    Margarine works great for cleaning pitch off glasses, face etc. Maybe it would work on gear without using something toxic. Real butter doesn't work, for some reason it has to be margarine.
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    05-09-2015
    It seems like when I hit the 40 year to 50 year old range a lot of those kind of problems started cropping up, but eventually went away. It takes a lot of patience, but rushing into surgeries is a mistake IMO. Rest, stretching and exercise over time will solve a lot of issues.
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    04-05-2015
    old irish replied to a thread 660 Is A Heavy Booger in Chainsaws!
    I am not big on mod. saws now. Just quiet and smooth. That said, dual port muff. with a foam air cleaner really makes a big difference. The biggest thing is the cutter chain which seems to take decades to get right.
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    04-01-2015
    Best to everyone. Hope we all see more April days. Stay safe too. Thanks Butch.
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    03-21-2015
    Well done. Campgrounds have the only flat ground left it seems.
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    03-19-2015
    Interesting, all the comments about marking the hinge being a rookie move. I still do it quite often. Many instances where you are in a position that you cannot even see the face when working in tight trees, or for example thick barked Fir or Redwood. That said, I don't bother to trim the bark in order to see the corner of the face like that guy did. But a faller's biggest fear is cutting a tree off at the stump, so anything you can do to prevent that hazard. Plus, when you are doing production work you don't have time to fuss around putting your saw down looking a lot at your cuts. Like Burnham said " I will just keep doing it like I have for the last 50 years"...or so.
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    03-17-2015
    Ridiculous, IMO.
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    03-03-2015
    Sorry I meant to say that we ran .058 gauge chain on the .063 gauge bar.
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    03-03-2015
    Holmen I have both the .050 Gauge and .063 gauge chain. The reason that I have .050 gauge chain is that we used to run the smaller gauge chain in or on the .063 gauge bar. Especially when using the 6 foot bar. A new fifty gauge chain on a sixty three gauge bar would run free and not suck down the power. That seems to defy conventional wisdom, but we weren't known for wisdom or for being conventional.
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    03-02-2015
    Holmen that chain is probably 30 years old. It is .404 63 gauge Oregon. I don't think they make that particular chain anymore. If you look at the drivers the # probably says 51 or some such. I know Madsens didn't have it listed when I tried to buy master links from them a while ago. It is probably full skip with a square grind that I put on it. Hopefully it will cut ok for Reg. The tip is a standard .404 as far as I know.
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  • old irish's Avatar
    02-22-2015
    I believe that Burnham deserves a happy birthday for all he has contributed to this forum. Too young to be retired though! Have fun.
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    02-21-2015
    old irish replied to a thread Grapple Saws! in Gear Forum
    I just looked on AS and see that Gerasimek posted a whole description of what he is doing with the saw that I sold him a while back. Pretty interesting for you Pro Arborists. It is under Commercial Tree Care, posted on the 13th," Remote Control Tree Removal". Hope this helps. Pat
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    02-21-2015
    old irish replied to a thread Grapple Saws! in Gear Forum
    I believe so.
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    02-21-2015
    old irish replied to a thread Grapple Saws! in Gear Forum
    I put a similar Sweedish made Dangle head grapple saw on my ASV 100 skid steer for doing fuels reduction. It was nice ,but slower than a shear for what we were doing.So I sold it to a tree service and they put it on their crane and it revolutionized their business. Everything is done by remote control, dismantle the tree from the top down. And very quickly. They were back in Pennsylvania, don't know if he is on this forum.
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  • old irish's Avatar
    02-16-2015
    Happy birthday Jim! I was born on the 16th also and we both live in Montana. Enjoy.
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  • old irish's Avatar
    02-07-2015
    Reg, I sent a P.M. to your account, not sure if it went out ok. Let me know if you didn't get it.
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    02-05-2015
    Reg. if you seriously want a Cannon 50" I probably have an extra one that I could part with for a nominal fee. Give me a shout on my web email. Pat
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