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    Pole Saws

    Yeah, Jonny, they are both stiffer and lighter than the yellow poles. Not radically so but enough that I can use 3 poles with either the saw blade or the pruner head if it is needed. Still not fun though.
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    Transporter or shembiner

    You might want to considered the DMM vault wire gate also.
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    Pole Saws

    Personally, I don't feel that highly-conductive materials like aluminum and carbon fiber offer enough benefits over something like the Jameson B-light fiberglass poles to warrant their increased risk when used in residential work.
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    Brand/company Q's...Is Notch owned by Sherrill? What brands are worth/not-worth buying from?

    Yes, there is. There is a need for people to understand all actions have a consequence and to choose carefully what you expect others should do for you and what you should do for yourself.
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    Line installation device

    Cool! That would be a yes for me.
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    Line installation device

    Burrapeg, you did a great job on that! Really nice!
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    Line installation device

    Now that's a pruner! Thanks for posting that, Kevin.
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    Which knot and why?

    Fisherman's. Don't use a thimble, you want to have the carabiner immobilized by the knot.
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    rope stretch when falling on MRS vs. SRS

    There is much higher potential for energy dissipation in an SRS than an MRS. It will however, depend on how you set it up. Canopy anchor will have the least and will probably not be significantly better than an MRS. A base anchor, over several carefully chosen redirect points, maximizes system...
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    How does Coronavirus COVID-19 alter our workflow?

    Kevin, I have not made a single post encouraging people to do nothing or downplaying the potential damage that this virus is capable of. Instead I hope to encourage people to rein in their fear so that they can think clearly and act appropriately.
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    How does Coronavirus COVID-19 alter our workflow?

    I have always admired people that can manage to crack a joke when facing death. Your post though, not so much.
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    How does Coronavirus COVID-19 alter our workflow?

    If my math is correct, that is still a 1.18% death rate, lower than China and far lower than Italy. With new tests becoming available, the numbers of "confirmed" cases will indeed skyrocket. Making posts that are weighted towards causing more fear are probably not a great idea. We need to do...
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    How does Coronavirus COVID-19 alter our workflow?

    Yes, that is my point, why not? If the test was so difficult to acquire, complicated and hard to do, the rest of the world would also be restricted, they are not. We can not stop all activity for the duration this could last. It makes more sense to have those needing to be out and about...
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    How does Coronavirus COVID-19 alter our workflow?

    With all the things that could be done, this seems to make the most sense. Why has there not been any talk or a push for this? https://www.livescience.com/small-italian-town-cuts-coronavirus-cases-testing.html
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    How does Coronavirus COVID-19 alter our workflow?

    Ahh... well, I must admit, that thought has crossed my mind a time or two. No hoax, the virus is real and people will die.
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