I tried to use mold remediation goggles, but they instantly filled with sweat over the summer. I think I will like them in the winter. The respirator wasn't bad and once I had it on for a few passes I didn't even notice it anymore. In fact I prefer it to the medical type mask I wear when I have to do business at an establishment that refuses contactless precautions. If the respirator had a filtered exhaust I would wear it for such dealings, but people would probably give me even dirtier looks...I thought about wearing a respirator, with the VOC filters. it was so hot the first time we cut I didn’t wear it. It’s not bad as long as there is a bit of a breeze. The exhaust at wide open throttle for a milling cut is pretty clean we you compare it to all the the start stop and idling of more normal usage. That said if it were a still day and I would rather wear the respirator than breathe it all day. I’m used to the whole mask thing now anyway
I hope you’re able to find safety gear and masks that work for you. I’ve found I’m really useless with eye protection and a mask would be sweet but I struggle trying to wear one of those when I’m working on the mill which is weird because I wear one all the time at work. The screen eye protection might work for you with a mask. Maybe for ear protection something you can take on and off easy because at least in my case , it seems like someone always interrupts and has questionsThat would not work. I am looking at 3-M masks with replacement cartridges.
I wear ear plugs or I’ve put a small wad of toilet paper in my mouth to wet it and roll it into an ear size ball. That sounds gross but that’s logging. It takes the edge off and allows to hear a bit.The plan is to mill in April. Before the heat and bugs. I should be ok with the mask, i wear glasses and hate when a drop of sweat falls on your lenses...you technically have to stop cutting. Ear protection i have a hard time with. Tried several while cutting but have a hard time keeping it on
I did pick up a can of earplugs. It does muffle the sounds a bit. Works great when my wife is talking to me.....I wear ear plugs or I’ve put a small wad of toilet paper in my mouth to wet it and roll it into an ear size ball. That sounds gross but that’s logging. It takes the edge off and allows to hear a bit.
Yup. I came super close to getting hurt really bad trying to wear eye protection. Can’t see for crap now. Doctor says I have scar tissue on my lense or something. Doesn’t surprise me. I can work all day with a chip in my eye. Often dig it out in the morning covered in goo. Sounds bad but try the toilet paper. Just enough. I still hear good unless the wife is telling me somethingI did pick up a can of earplugs. It does muffle the sounds a bit. Works great when my wife is talking to me.....
I am hoping that i will get use to the complete ear protection. When i am cutting or bucking i seem to be in need of complete awareness of my surroundings and when i cannot hear anything, it throws me off.
You can't put a .063 loop on a .050 bar. I don't like Oregon chain, ,look at Carlton/Woodland Pro 30rp (.050 ripping chain) on Amazon or Bailey's online. I do have a Oregon bar, but generally speaking I wish it were an OEM Stihl or Husqvarna bar. It's a Powercut 24" .050, but for the large Husqvarna stud pattern. The 30rp loops come set at 10* on the top plate which yields a pretty nice finish. Especially when you hit it with the grinding stone with the lube paste. I have been sharpening my loops at 5* top plate and 10* downward angles for a smoother finish but a slower cut. This seems to hold a nice edge and gives me a nice cut. I usually rip all the bark cuts and then sharpen the chain before I start cutting boards. I'm hoping to invest in a pressure washer in the near future to try and make the slab cuts a bit easier on the chain.I am looking at oregon chains on amazon. Confusing. Description for one says “it fits bars with .050, 0.058, 0.063 gauge. So, which one is it? Is the diff. So small that it does not matter? The bar i want to put this chain on is 0.050 and if the chain happens to be 0.063 as per me it will be too tight.
I skid the logs, so yes, it will help in my case. Most folks that mill large quantities of wood pressure wash their logs before milling them whenever possible, at least this is the consensus on the Forestry forum. I also plan on using the pressure washer for other things, not just cleaning logs.It probably won’t help to pressure wash. I suspect there’s mineral in the cambium. 50 gauge 36” bar? Wow, lol
Try one peeled and one just quickly wire brushed. You’ll see what I’m saying. Something in the cambiumThese logs were not skidded but tossed around with an excavator. I am sure there are dirty. Hemlock bark is sometimes 1” thick. Will try peeling it but it will not be easy