Is that to make it easier to not have to line up an under cut or to have the tall, flexible hinge fibers or what?Thats what a lot of the guys I learned from were using on bigger trees when I was coming up, and I still tend to use it when things get 5 ft or more at the stump....
That was some intense breathing from your wife at the end ... sounds like she gets excited by big wood
Wouldn't the butt hit last with a wider than normal cut ?The Swanson (probably Americanized "Svenson") is where the new-style Humboldt is wider than 30deg. Used to get the butt to hit first and save lumber when needed. It is one of the undercuts descibed in BC Fallers series. Sven
Tree is about a mile from here and will be milled for the HO's, who are good friends of mine.That was some intense breathing from your wife at the end ... sounds like she gets excited by big wood
Nice saw work. I love seeing fluidity like that, when you see someone competent putting in a plunge cut with a big saw and knowing exactly how to angle in the tip smoothly- so satisfying.
Is this from your own property, for personal milling? Looks like a sawyer's nirvana
Saw was a stock 395XP with a 42". The perfect tool for job, but the ground behind the tree was very steep and I wasn't completely sure if i was gonna be able to walk the 395 around the backcut without setting up a springboard.... As such I had a buddies 880 Mag with a 60" on sight in case I needed a bigger saw. Thank gawd I didn't need it because after running the 880 for a minute I cursed its mother, spit on it, then threw it in the bushes and grabbed my trusty 395...Hey! Give me my saw back you Woodchuck and quit chucking my wood!
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Had me nervous for a second when you took off running.
Amazing to see those big beautiful monsters come down and taken like a boss.
Can only imagine what it's like living among them and how humbling it would be to fell one.
Intimidating as all heck.
What model Husqvarna were you using?