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Old July 7th, 2018, 06:59 AM
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Owning a chain saw does not make you a logger

For those of you who do a little pruning around the house... Tedd...
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Old July 7th, 2018, 07:09 AM
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I wonder if his insurance covers idiocy.
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Old July 7th, 2018, 07:16 AM
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Thanks Tedd. In 2008 I could have been one of the people in this video. I was trimming a limb off a dead willow tree in my yard. I was up 10 feet on a ladder with my brand new chainsaw. The end of the limb hit the ground and came back and hit me in the stomach and knocked me off the ladder. I tossed the chainsaw and fell straight down and landed on my feet. I spent two days in the hospital and wore a goofy looking back brace for 2 months. No surgery and I am lucky I am not a quadriplegic today. I called myself being careful.
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Old July 7th, 2018, 07:29 AM
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Who says stupidity can't be entertaining. Its not so bad to do something stupid, but to have it captured on film, priceless.
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The unfortunate thing is that some of those people had to incur some serious injuries. Some of those were sheer stupidity and some of them were plans that went wrong.
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And now for the expert {please don't try this at home]

https://video.search.yahoo.com/searc...84&action=view
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Tree man is appropriately grateful for good proceedings at the end, too.
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Old July 7th, 2018, 11:52 AM
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If you notice most of the time these novices don't notch the tree or limb they are cutting. The dumb tree has no clue which direction it's expected to fall. They need smarter trees.... Tedd
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When the outcome can be so bad, it pays to hire a bonded professional. Then you can blame somebody else.
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My A$$hole neighbor got an arborist estimate to remove their tree... Too expensive so they did it themselves


Dropped the tree on my garage. Took out the fence , roof , gutters siding , A/C unit and sundry. Hagerty covered the clean up on a couple of my cars.
Lucky for them there was not MORE damage...



I am still contemplating lawsuit / insurance claim to repair my sheetrock ceiling being cracked and loss of ceiling texture...



I hope the insurance rates for their hovel went UP
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Old July 7th, 2018, 02:27 PM
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When we lived in Spokane a couple of years ago my neighbor across the street dropped a big tree right across the roof of his house. It did an awful lot of damage. Needless to say, when I had a very large tree that needed to come down, I hired a logger who came in and dropped it right down the street - exactly where it was supposed to go.
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Old July 10th, 2018, 02:20 PM
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im no tree expert but have taken alot of trees down in my 55 years. the proper notch and a set of wedges do a good job putting a tree where you want ,but there is a limit to where you can make it go, and always plan an escape route.that video was insane!!
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Old July 10th, 2018, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by tru-blue 442 View Post
I wonder if his insurance covers idiocy.
Yes. Great thing with insurance, they pay for stupidity
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Old July 11th, 2018, 10:37 AM
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I've taken down 12 trees, and had another 9 removed by pros, at my cottage in the past 2 years, and you wouldn't even know it by the amt that are still on the less than 1 acre property. Why some people think it's a good idea to plant trees between houses (that themselves are only separated by 15 feet) is beyond my comprehension. I do know my limits of ability, though, and there are no trees left that I am willing to even touch. Either too close to a house, garage, or power lines, or just altogether too damn big.
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I pretty much stick to pulling weeds and cutting grass... As Dirty Harry said, "A man's got to know his limitations"
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I pretty much stick to pulling weeds and cutting grass... As Dirty Harry said, "A man's got to know his limitations"
I tend to leave the weeds because its the only thing that makes my lawn green.
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Old October 31st, 2018, 11:56 AM
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This thread reminded me of the Oldsmobile racer, Paul Mayo. Eleven years ago he was killed cutting down a tree.
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I had my chainsaw I bought used gone over. Runs like an angry little thing now. Stihl Woodboss, 028, I think. Old.

I'll be doing some winter land clearing.
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I fall about 20-30 trees a year for fire wood mostly smaller stuff now because I don't like to split wood anymore but occasionally there will be a surprise and a tree will take a strange drift in a direction I didn't expect.. The secret is don't have anything of value in the area that the tree can reach. That includes people, Dogs, extra saws, gas cans or the truck you need to go home in..... Tedd
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Its best to live in a 50 story condo so you don’t have to deal with such things as nuisance trees and grass!
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When you need to take a big oak tree down right next to your pool it's good to have a CAT 335F available to get the tree to go the right way (no notching necessary with an 85,000 lb excavator)

My house..... my dumbass running the chainsaw too. Fortunately the operator (not me) knows what he's doing:
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Old January 11th, 2019, 08:18 AM
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That guy on the excavator was Good. He guided that tree down like the bucket was his hand.

Hey guys, if you need help with tuning or trouble-shooting your chainsaw or wood-splitter or any think Arborist related, check out the following interest-forum:

arboristsite.com

It was the solution for me to learn how to disable the governor on my old Husky 2100CD chainsaw. And, it was the "old-farts" who had been complaining about their old saws not staying "on-pipe" when bucking wood.
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