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New Guy

PostPosted: May 21st, 2017, 11:46 am
by Tumult
Hello,

Got into this looking for a less loud alternative to my Stihls. Have about 50 acres of woodlot spread around a couple locations and have done a good amount of felling ("Game of Logging" instructed). ( I will say it's hard to do plunge cut felling with a crosscut saw) ;)

At the moment have a 3' Simmons (not Simonds) 3' one man, a 4' Hibbard, Spencer,Bartlett one man that I need to make a handle for, and a 6' Disston Keystone felling saw with western handles. The HSB was a major project as someone in the past cut the cutters down so far that the rakers were 1/4" ABOVE the cutters so a lot of gumming was involved.

As for the user name...a good book to read..Tumult on the Mountains. About logging in WV in late 19th century, amazing what they cut. I have found logging iron in my woods.

Davis, WV

Re: New Guy

PostPosted: May 22nd, 2017, 12:44 am
by King Karri Tree
Welcome to the site mate and there are guys here from all over the world who are only to willing to help with any question and show guidance
if you ask for it.

King Karri Tree
Western Australia

Re: New Guy

PostPosted: May 22nd, 2017, 9:09 am
by Jim_Thode
Welcome Tumult. I agree that not being able to plunge cut with a crosscut saw is a small disadvantage. However you have to remember that all logging was done before about 1945-50 without chainsaws and the job got done.

If you have not seen my crosscut falling video, check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0uv7ZnCC6o

Jim

Re: New Guy

PostPosted: June 3rd, 2017, 12:19 pm
by PATCsawyer
It's possible to bore cut with a crosscut saw, but you need a good running start...........