ive done something similar with a groove in a stump but thats much more refined, i dig it. except i file over the saw instead of in front of it. i also dont use such a long bar for a small tree like that, extravagant europeans!
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What kind of tree is that anyway Stig, Ailanthus?
I just use my thighs of steel and file from the top
No seriously Stig... I like you idea.. don't always have a stump for my benefit though in the brush... So in the lap it goes
BTW I think the Stihl bars they sell in the US are different from the european ones, I hear you guys raving about them, and the ones we get stink, frankly. They are worse than Oregon.
Blinky, The tree is a maple ( acer pseudoplatanus) We only see ailanthus in gardens here.
Sotc, I was falling with my 441 and 18" bar, when I cut the filing stand. I just wanted to show that it also works with bigger saws and longer bars, so you guys could use it.
If I had had the 088 and 60" bar in the truck, I would have used that, just to prove the point
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Very familiar set up,
Are you left handed by any chance?
must be a Euro thing Stiggy, I remember being taught that on my first felling course when I was 14, although I was taught to put a pulp hook under the body of the sawe. Its a usefull trick in the woods.
I just can't find a small enough stump to get that to work.