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New Chain Brake Policy

Post in 'The Gear' started by WarmGuy, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Sodbuster

    Sodbuster New Member

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    Good point, I'm used to a little different cutting. A lot of what I cut is dead Ash, usually blow downs, with most the limbs fallen off, so limbing for me is usually a few swipes with my smaller saw. When I'm bucking is when I need to be the most careful, our ground is wet and boggy, and full of other holes and debris. The other day I was 2/3 the way through a 18" Ash when my right foot went through the thin layer of ice I was unknowingly standing on, and sank about a foot. Wasn't pleasant.

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  2. Jack Fate

    Jack Fate Feeling the Heat

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    gonna put piece of tape on saws saying BRAKE

    as I tend to forget

    I always use it in tree

    Thanks for the reminder Warm guy
  3. turbocruiser

    turbocruiser Feeling the Heat

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    Wow, just another aahhaa moment for me here because from the first time I worked with a saw I was taught to always engage brakes every time as soon as the cut is completed and as soon as you are moving around with the saw (limbing is the exception because essentially several cuts can be made without moving). And I guess as great coincidence (seeing all the other methods others are using like no brake at all) everyone I've ever cut with did the same thing with engaging brakes every time as soon as the cut was completed. It is so automated I do not even notice it really.

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