hey, cool you got some nice ones.
Try asking in the local saw shops what they got in their boneyard they might want to get rid of. That's where I have gotten a lot of mine.
Take it easy on those big guys! use wedges, good face cuts, proper hinge, good back cuts, get the heck outta the way. On some I do, big ones, I run a line and a comealong, just for insurance.
Ya, that big stihl you got, get it put together, sounds a fun project.
For small fast trim saws, look for either a homie super ez auto, or any little top handle poulan that says like XXV or 25SDA. Either one will rip on the little stuff.
The boss had enough with the tornadoes here and first had the big pine in the back yard taken down (dudes with a bucket truck) and now he has them "trimming" -bushwhacking-the giant red oak in the front yard. They ain't done dropping branches yet and today I started in on the *third* cord I have pulled from the mess. I still got logs laying all over, and stacks and stacks of smaller branches to milk out as well. I am guessing I will wind up with at least four cords of oak just from this stuff. So I'll be three years ahead, and I have several I felled down in the swamp woods and a lot more tornado blowdowns to finish as well.
Trying to get as far ahead as I can with affordable fuel, if ya know what I mean. They light up the mideast more, ain't digging on 50 buck a gallon gas.
I remember the last go-around, fifty cents to ten bucks a gallon overnight. Who knows what might happen if a thousand miss-siles start coming down on refineries and tankers and pipelines and so on.
Losing our shade though...gonna be dang hot here.
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