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    Quote Originally Posted by chillitt View Post
    We used to used a line to encourage stuff to fall in the right direction. done all manner of bad practices with chainsaws but dont take them off the ground.
    sometimes you have to. I took ~20ft off one of the eucalypti whilst up a ladder with one. It was an electric one tho, which I prefer for such things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demographic View Post
    Throw line? You planning on tree climbing with that saw?

    Now I can't quite remember why but I seem to remember that climbers use top handle saws, something about the inertia kickback brake being slightly different?
    You can't buy a top handle saw without a certificate. The throw line is to get some work rope up over a branch for a kiddies swing. But yes, I will be up a ladder with that saw at some point, but only to tend to a snapped branch. I'll have the ladder tied off to the tree and I'll be taking small cuts each time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Badger View Post
    You can't buy a top handle saw without a certificate. The throw line is to get some work rope up over a branch for a kiddies swing. But yes, I will be up a ladder with that saw at some point, but only to tend to a snapped branch. I'll have the ladder tied off to the tree and I'll be taking small cuts each time.
    Tieing on the ladder is good as I shat myself thirty foot up a walnut tree chainsawing a big branch off .terrifying .now a mate comes with a harness to do stuff like that .

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    Not trying to be an arse (it just comes naturally) but using a chainsaw off a ladder is properly dodgy.
    Common problem is the branch falls down, bounces against the ladder and takes it away from under the operator or just knocks the operator off the ladder.

    Pretty much any bumf about safe chainsawing specifically cautions against it.

    Worth a quick Google to assess the deal better, don't just take my word on it.

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    Not trying to be an arse (it just comes naturally) but using a chainsaw off a ladder is properly dodgy.
    Common problem is the branch falls down, bounces against the ladder and takes it away from under the operator or just knocks the operator off the ladder.

    Pretty much any bumf about safe chainsawing specifically cautions against it.

    Worth a quick Google to assess the deal better, don't just take my word on it.
    To avoid this very problem I either tie off the branch to control the fall, or use a second operator with a drop line to pull the cut branch away from the guy with the saw. It's also why I use an electric saw, they tend to shut off more reliably than a petrol one if it does go pear shaped.

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    Popped into Aldi to buy the usual and came out with a tap and die set for 16.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Badger View Post
    You can't buy a top handle saw without a certificate. The throw line is to get some work rope up over a branch for a kiddies swing. But yes, I will be up a ladder with that saw at some point, but only to tend to a snapped branch. I'll have the ladder tied off to the tree and I'll be taking small cuts each time.
    Chainsaws scare the crap out of me, I gave mine away as soon as I'd done the job I bought it for.

    Then when I needed to chop the cherry tree down in the yard I did it with my Kukri rather than get another chainsaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus1859 View Post
    Chainsaws scare the crap out of me, I gave mine away as soon as I'd done the job I bought it for.

    Then when I needed to chop the cherry tree down in the yard I did it with my Kukri rather than get another chainsaw.
    I had an electric Bosch chainsaw, it could be a bit of a handful, I now use a reciprocating saw for those sort of jobs, it's a little bit harder work, but it feels much safer

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    It's only a tool. If you have to regularly chop a stere or two for fuel you soon get over it.
    I felt the same about angle grinders, now it feels the same as cutting bread for toast.

    That said, i am really fecking careful. I certainly wouldn't use one up a tree, not without practice and all the clobber anyway.

    I believe a piker in a vest will come round and do the hard stuff for a tenner anyway. I think he'll even bring his own dinner chair to stand on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant View Post

    Popped into Aldi to buy the usual and came out with a tap and die set for 16.99
    I was put off with that. Got a cheap set before (Not Aldi) and it was blunt after two or three uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    I had an electric Bosch chainsaw, it could be a bit of a handful, I now use a reciprocating saw for those sort of jobs, it's a little bit harder work, but it feels much safer
    I fucking hate chainsaws. Ill do smaller work with a pole saw as that is a distance away but chainsaw mistake could mean a limb or life. Fuck that shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    I had an electric Bosch chainsaw, it could be a bit of a handful, I now use a reciprocating saw for those sort of jobs, it's a little bit harder work, but it feels much safer

    Sent from my SM-T560 using Tapatalk
    I thought about a chainsaw a while back, saw all the recommended safety gear and decided being a novice with a reciprocating saw was much better for my health.

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    I was put off with that. Got a cheap set before (Not Aldi) and it was blunt after two or three uses.
    Mine will stay sharp as I'll probably never use it.

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    I can now cut straight lines with a jigsaw, no need to replace my duff circular saw
    https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/MiddleofLi...rticleId=21147

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mussels View Post

    I can now cut straight lines with a jigsaw, no need to replace my duff circular saw
    https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/MiddleofLi...rticleId=21147

    The link isn't working for me so I have no idea what you've bought!

    Most of my jigsaw cutting is on plywood and usually involves curves - hence the jigsaw. For making straight cuts on plywood I usually use the edge of another sheet of plywood clamped to the work piece. I have lots of You can never have enough clamps.

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