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dayle1960
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Which saw should I use?

Post by dayle1960 » February 17th, 2019, 4:04 pm

I'll be adding a new living room onto the front of my house in the near future. Unfortunately for the trees in my yard, sacrifices must be made. Plus, the trees have been damaged by high winds and bug infestation. I have two sweet gums about 12" at the base, Two 60' cedars that are about 18" at the base, and a maple with four main branches popping vertically out of the trunk and they were topped at about the thirty foot height. It's base is 24".


Now the hard question....what type of crosscut saws should I use to fell those trees? M-tooth, Champion tooth, or dare I say...a chainsaw. I have these saws:

6' one man Champion tooth
6' two man Champion tooth
4' Champion tooth
4' Lance tooth
6' Perforated Lance tooth (two man)

What say ya'll for which saw I should use? I'll probably be cutting the trees by myself with no help from my son, so I need a bit of guidance on which saw would be the best for each species of tree. Thanks. Terry.

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Re: Which saw should I use?

Post by Jim_Thode » February 17th, 2019, 9:24 pm

Likely the stiffest of your 4' long saw would be the best for one man falling. Check out my video on crosscut falling at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0uv7ZnCC6o

Jim

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Re: Which saw should I use?

Post by dayle1960 » February 18th, 2019, 12:11 am

Thank you, Jim. You are a wealth of knowledge and I appreciate you trying to give the next generation as much info as you can.

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Re: Which saw should I use?

Post by sumnergeo » February 18th, 2019, 12:38 pm


dayle1960
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Re: Which saw should I use?

Post by dayle1960 » February 18th, 2019, 1:44 pm

Ummm, Sumnergeo……...which one was you? hehehehe :D

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Re: Which saw should I use?

Post by sumnergeo » February 18th, 2019, 6:06 pm

Pretty much keep my felling to the back of yonder...

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