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    Cutting that top 15ft vertical limb... burned 2 of my 9's, more than a decade apart

    Oh I'm as CRAZY a neighbor as U evva gonna git!!! Wooooooo!!!! Gimmee the good juju pleeeeeeze!!!!!!
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    Cutting that top 15ft vertical limb... burned 2 of my 9's, more than a decade apart

    Hey MOSS!!!!!! Awesome to hear from you!! We met a long ago at a Treeman Peter & Patty event. Yes, I was going very easy in both scenarios to NOT cut thru the hinge. And I dont think there was wind in either case. I appreciate your and Phil's comment. I probably could have done without...
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    Cutting that top 15ft vertical limb... burned 2 of my 9's, more than a decade apart

    Hey look at you GO!!! You typed a useless comment!!! All by yourself!! Now, your childlike sentences are shining brightly on the internet. It's MAGICAL, isn't it, the SOUND of your OWN VOICE!?!!? And you even got a 'like'! YAY! I'm very impressed. Thanks for ANOTHER one of these...
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    New DMM 'Director' Carabiners

    I'm using a CMI double tie-in micro. I think it works great. It allows the rope bridge to spool thru the pulley freely but I don't have issues w/that. Been using this setup with my rope bridge for over a year, since I got the harness.
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    Healthy looking trees with massive internal hollows

    No, the homeowner wanted the tree out. He wasn't at all interested in a threat assessment. The house was an open target if that maple had fallen west. Yeah I thought I'd get some fur up w/the concrete story. This job was actually supposed to be removing a hanger, which I did. It wasn't...
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    Stihl's current saws vs. one gen back - why so much more expensive???

    Thank you all so much for taking time and weighing in. I purchased the MS391, 20" bar. The dealer had it in stock, he's only 10 mins away, and it's almost $200 cheaper than the MS462. The anti-vibe is HELLA improved over my MS310, with springs and cables and what-not. I'm happy with it...
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    Healthy looking trees with massive internal hollows

    Today I was hired by the NEW owner of a house I use to own, to fell a hollowed out tree that, when I was living there, was a concern for me as well. "Is this tree sound? Does it have enough healing around its edges to make up for the insect devastation in its center?" I know there is a GIANT...
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    Stihl's current saws vs. one gen back - why so much more expensive???

    I don't think I'd buy a used saw ever, other than from a friend. Cause people are paying me to show up and work. There's too much that you don't find out until the things are under 'duress', LOL. For instance, I sold a 019T on Craig's, that started fine, but when it got hot, it lost some power...
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    Stihl's current saws vs. one gen back - why so much more expensive???

    I appreciate your input, people. I haven't made any purchase yet, and hearing such good things about M-Tronic and the pro grade saws in general, has me warming to the newer technology. I hate to be a "doubting Thomas", but when tree pros say something is good, I put more faith in it than what...
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    Stihl's current saws vs. one gen back - why so much more expensive???

    After I posted I noticed on the PDF screen cap - 462 is in the PRO category. But 362 is not. But I get your gist
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    Cutting that top 15ft vertical limb... burned 2 of my 9's, more than a decade apart

    This is a good thread. I'm actually kind of frightened I have something to contribute. I'm not a cat. Even they don't have nine lives. Maybe the first scenario I describe doesn't qualify as "burning one". But the second one DEFINITELY does. About ten years ago I was topping (yeah yeah, I...
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    Stihl's current saws vs. one gen back - why so much more expensive???

    The larger of my two saws is a (approx.) 15yr old Stihl MS310 w/a 20" bar. That saw don't owe me a damn thing. Most of the time it just sits anyway. I do mostly climbing and pruning. Bigger jobs I do less of. But it's got some hours on it, no doubt. I just had it serviced; it was running...
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    Fixes for tired gear, and the decline of Mfgr quality

    thank you all. definitely learned some stuff here. Easycast is awesome stuff; it requires 2 days to completely set but once it does itz permanent w/most materials. As for my Silky saw, you're right! I only recently started tree work full time. B 4 this it was supplemental. More than half of my...
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    Fixes for tired gear, and the decline of Mfgr quality

    Got myself another 4 x 6" little Weaver throwline bag to replace one I lost. My old one was fine for ten years. The new one, after a month or so, now every time I pull the line out the inside edges of the bag shed nasty, fluffy poly 'silk' that catches and tangles. Then the sewing that holds the...
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    Stihl MS200T, handle needed

    Well if this happens to HAPPEN to you, there is good news... looks like the spline (#23) and the "annular buffer" (#22) can be had separately from the handle, for like $11. So hopefully my local shop will have them in soon, and my tree saw will prevail!

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