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    Covid Close To You

    What is so horrible about wearing a face covering while out in public? I don't get it. If it's hard to breathe through your mask, get a different mask. Just wear one of the buffs that come free with your equipment orders. They're easy to breathe through, free, washable, and at least partially...
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    Need basic info

    I found a source for the replacement bar for my 16 inch Husqvarna. It says it's a pixel bar, and in my user's manual it says "Pixel is a guide bar and saw chain combination that is more lightweight and designed to offer more energy efficient use by cutting narrow cuts. Both guide bar and saw...
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    Need basic info

    Thanks for the info. I really appreciate it.
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    Need basic info

    What are the advantages/disadvantages of a large radius vs small radius bar nose?
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    Need basic info

    Does the drive sprocket dictate the pitch of the chain and guide bar?
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    Need basic info

    My bad. The chains are .325 pitch, not 3/8.
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    Scots Pine Damage

    Probably help if I attached the photos.
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    Scots Pine Damage

    We have a 12 inch DBH Scots Pine with some substantial issues. One issue is that it doesn't get enough direct sun. It's kind of squeezed between some spruce trees and a bunch of boxelders/buckthorn/dead ash trees. The other is the damage shown in the photos. I can open up the area around the...
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    ultra slings

    Making these with Tenex TEC is super simple and easy. I'm not a pro at splicing but made several different versions and lengths sitting on the couch while watching TV last winter. By comparison, for me doing an eye splice with double braid requires a work table and plenty of focus and...
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    Need basic info

    I really need a replacement bar for my Husqvarna. I have several chains that are 66DL 3/8 pitch, .050 so I would like a bar that works with those chains. It's what came with the saw (16 inch 435e). I can't seem to find that bar anywhere. Any ideas on where to shop for that bar?
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    Shorted on rope

    When you've measured rope length in a "relaxed state" have you every tried duplicating your measurement on that same rope? Like repack the rope and lay it out again and measure again? Just curious about how consistent your hand measurements are with climbing rope.
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    Deburring cutters when you sharpen?

    Definitely using a hand file. I have a grinder but don't use it. I don't have very good control with it. The burrs are small.
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    Deburring cutters when you sharpen?

    Thanks for the comments. No need to do more effort if it doesn't pay off. My chains are definitely sharper, though. I suspect I'm just getting better at sharpening them and maybe sharpening them more often. I now have a much better sharpening setup than before.
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    Deburring cutters when you sharpen?

    I noticed that when I sharpen my chains there are often very small burrs on the upper part of the cutters. A couple of days ago I tried deburring them with a flat file (very light stroke or two), and my chains seemed to cut better. Maybe I was just being more careful when I sharpenend them, or...
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    Need basic info

    I need a source for basic info on chains and bars. I have two saws--a Husky 435e (16 inch bar) and a Tanaka TCS 33ED TP (12 inch bar). I need to know what bar to get as a replacement--brand, type, etc. What chain is compatible with what bar, etc. I can do a pretty decent job of sharpening my...

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