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Saw Stuck in a big log

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by bogydave, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Was cutting from the bottom up, almost made it.
    When the log fell the chain stopped NOW!

    Tried to pull but I could see, it ain't gonna budge.
    To heavy to move either end. & 20 miles from no-where.

    Now is when I'm glad I brought a back up saw.
    Not much of a saw but, it did the job. Limed the top & worked back to the stuck saw.
    36 year old craftsman saves the day :)

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  2. Wood Duck

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    Way to be prepared. When did that happen? I would expect you guys to have some snow by now.
  3. amateur cutter

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    I've said it before, & I'll say it again, a cheap/old/used/whatever backup saw is worth it's weight in gold. You only lose a couple minutes starting another saw. Nice job Dave. A C
  4. geoff1969

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    lucky you had the spare saw ..... if people dont have a spare saw its a good idea to carry at least a old second hand bar and chain that suits the saw = in this situation just remove the power head from jambed bar and fit the spare one ..
  5. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Today.
    No snow yet.
    Forecast for some this weekend, hoping they're wrong :)
  6. bogydave

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    Never thought of that.
    The bar was close to free, I bet I could've got the bar out after it was off the power head
    Great idea. I'll remember that one. Thanks.
    I have extra chains when I go out cutting.
    Wood cutting area is a 30 min drive.
  7. Stubborn Dutchman

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    I won't admit to how many times I've had to break out a plastic wedge to free up a bar! This after breaking a chain adjuster on my dad's old Mac 10-10A because I was tugging too hard trying to free up the bar. I keep several cheap wedges and a limbing hatchet in my chain saw tote bag. Plus the MS260 Pro is always handy as a back up.
  8. Beer Belly

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    I'm looking at getting a Stihl Farm Boss real soon (maybe next weekend) to replace my Craftsman.....Wife wants me to sell it.....that saw is going nowhere......gonna be great as a limbing/back up saw
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  9. Biglumber

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    Once on a cutting trip my son asked "why do you bring the little chainsaw? You never use it!"
    This situation. In a jam I left a newer bar and chain wedged in a fell. Been bringing a spare saw ever since.
    I did get that bar and chain out two years later, right where I left it.

    Peace
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  10. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Wedges are your friend.....I never go anywhere without at least 2.

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  11. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Yup,keep that as a backup.Always welcome.
  12. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    I almost wish I'd get my saw stuck someday. I have been procrastinating getting a second saw for years now, but I always seem to manage to do without it, and every time I browse the chainsaws in the store and get the urge to buy one a little voice in my head keeps telling me not to waste the money if I don't need to.
    What I need to do is get my saw nice and stuck one day so I have some ammunition to use against that little voice in my head.
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  13. tcassavaugh

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    +1 Me either....thanks for the tip. Might be cheaper than a second saw. reminds me, need to start my little saw.

    cass
  14. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    I did the same thing and love the Farm Boss! I kept the craftsman and after getting my Stihl stuck and having to drive home for my backup I now always take both with me. I really like the idea of an extra bar and chain though too. Im gona have to look into getting another bar for it.
  15. Fifelaker

    Fifelaker Feeling the Heat

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    The second bar has saved me a couple of times. I forgot it once but not twice.. Thankfully I was only about a mile from the house.
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    My farm boss has saved my 441 a few times. After I learned how to used wedges better, knock on wood, havent gotten the saw stuck in a few months :)
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    I always take three saws. Only because I like them all, and don't want any to feel left out. It's hard to choose, so I give 'em all a workout.
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  18. Backwoods Savage

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    Thistle, I see you also have some log tongs. How long have you had them and how well do you like them?
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    It is bound to happen to some sooner or later I guess. After 50+ years, it happened to me last winter. I do not have a backup saw. However, a quick trip to the neighbors and borrowing his saw did the trick nicely. He was not there but I knew where the saw was. lol
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  20. JOHN BOY

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    MY thoughts exactly
  21. bogydave

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    Has happened to me a few times. I get in a hurry or tired & want to get done.
    This one was the 1st tree so no excuses. Though the log was on solid ground but it was a tussock of frozen moss.
    No harm done, I just finished cleaning up the limbs, then went to the truck to get the back up saw.
    I didn't even get mad :)
  22. ScotO

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    I ALWAYS have at least two saws on every job, sometimes 3 or 4. Just because. I've had all kinds of situations happen to me, and nothing sucks worse thant getting to a job and 5 mins. into it, you have a crisis and NO BACKUP SAW.

    Been there, done that, ain't doin' that again!!
  23. Thistle

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    Since April & I like them very much.Much nicer on the back not having to bend over as often when moving lots of smaller rounds.Just grab & go.
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  24. geoff1969

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    its a step towards a simple solution , also a way around it for those who cant afford a second saw , and a space and wheight saver for those who go out cutting on there atvs , cheers
  25. bogydave

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    Been thinking about a smaller bar, be a real good thing to have on the ATV. ;)

    Bye the way
    Welcome to the forum :)

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