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    You can take the faceplate off of most home fuse boxes.
    Only an idiot reaches to the un-fused /municipality side unless has to and then only very carefully(this is perhaps good time for 1 handing).
    Like holding breath longer time, alarm should be going off in head, time ticking loudly while cheating i think.
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    Idiots in these environments tend to offer to be a dying breed to keep the herd pure; per Darwin.

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    Credit to you, Squish, if you thought long and hard before using one hand with a saw. Hard to exactly remember, but likely I just couldn't reach to cut something with two hands one day and using one hand was the choice. A few seconds thought maybe... Getting work done along with some smarts takes precedent, and limitations change.

    It's the same with all my woodworking machinery, things that can maime or possibly kill me if used haphazardly. There can hardly be rules about every aspect of using a tablesaw, and the blade guard that is mandated in schools and other places is an impossible hindrance to doing some types of work. When an apprentice, my sensei pointed at the blade after he flipped on the machine and in a loud voice over the screaming sound said to me, "Don't touch that when it's moving", then walked away and left me to figure out things for myself. Skills grow advancing from one technique to another supported by confidence. Don't touch that chain when it's moving, and all that is implied within that, I think is about all that one really needs to know about chainsaw safety, as long as the former experience supports how to work and not do that. It's not rocket science, you don't need complicated equations written on a blackboard by someone wearing thick glasses. I still hear the sensei telling me. When in doubt don't do it, I think is another good rule.
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    One handing was natural to me, I liked it best when I had saws made for it. It is very handy.
    I cut my big toe off once with two hands. They put it back on. It works.
    Many years ago I almost slashed my throat open but it missed with only a whoosh of air feeling on my neck. My reflexes were pretty good that day, I wasn't drunk, high, or lackadaisical, I do better when I'm not drunk, high, or lackadaisical.
    I didn't bleed out. I kept working. I still one-hand.
    I almost cut my face in half yesterday with a short-bar 066, both hands, thumbs wrapped. Surprised me, kept working, yeah, I thought about it. I was glad I didn't bleed out or look like a freak.
    Some day I will die. I don't know how yet.
    That's OK I guess, since I don't seem to have a choice. Everyone else through the centuries has died. All The soldiers, heroes and also the rule-making, entitlement-thinking, socialistic, poorly-skilled, whining, jealous pussies.
    That's OK, I'm not better than those pussies. They are good at some stuff, some stuff that I don't really understand. . .
    Thanks for that stuff btw.
    I'm just not really a rule-making, entitlement-thinking, socialistic, poorly-skilled, whining, jealous pussy.
    I'm a different kind of asshole. A tougher one.
    Hope this helps.

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    Oh tell us how you really feel
    Honestly I was taught to use a top handle one handed. It's not that big of a deal for me. I use it when necessary and maybe sometimes when not. I'm more cautious when I have younger guys around me as not to give a bad example but I do it. If that makes me a lazy fook than so be it. I'm a lazy fook. I'm tired and buzzed. Prolly shouldn't of even logged in tonight
    -Rich

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    You can never go wrong logging on to the TreeHouse, brother.

    It's all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick! View Post
    Nasty.
    I reckon these battery saws are a lot safer, they seem to have a very quick run down of the chain.
    I have to disagree to an extent. Of the few I have used, great tool but i see people being complacent with them. No Noise seems to dull there senses somewhat to realising what is actually in there hands. I have also found that if you forget the chain break or it gets knocked and released when moving saws about and one touch of the trigger get the chain spinning. It has happened to me a few times when the scabbard has been on as I have been loading and unloading kit.
    Rich.

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    The husky has a press button on the top that you have to hold down for a couple of seconds before the trigger will work.
    It would be very difficult to activate that accidentally.
    I feel that the evening ceases to be languid.



    Mick

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterBlaster View Post
    You can never go wrong logging on to the TreeHouse, brother.

    It's all good.
    Mastery is an illusion, grace a momentary gift, apprenticeship endless.

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    I ran saws ine handed all the time. But one hand or two hands I've never not considered very strongly what I'm doing with one.

    I've sunk a chain through my cutting pants and into my knee once. And barely, no stitches. No other saw cuts except from a thrown chain once in about 18 years of logging and arborist work.

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    August Hunicke said: "I'm just not really a rule-making, entitlement-thinking, socialistic, poorly-skilled, whining, jealous pussy."

    To which I say: "Hey, I don't whine."

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