Post by Bob Smith (Porko) on Feb 9, 2008 23:52:35 GMT -1
I suggest we find somebody with a good cutting torch and cut us some steel wedges to drive in the trees to help the cutters MAKE sure the tree separate in the right direction. I heard of one guy that had a tree come back on him today. Bill had one that fell correctly, but a "wedge" would have helped a bunch.
Post by leapnlineman on Feb 10, 2008 1:17:48 GMT -1
I like this idea and would only say one thing. I would say that we make them out of wood. It could be worse if someone accidentally hit a metal wedge with a running chainsaw. Fact of the matter is several times las year I simply cut a wedge out of a nearby branch and used that, it worked just fine. However some wooden wedges made out of a hardwood would be better.
Post by Bob Smith (Porko) on Feb 10, 2008 22:02:29 GMT -1
Nice and simple wedges out of pine. Keep in mind that you are not "knocking the tree down" just inserting the wedges and tapping them to get it to fall where you want it. My guess is that these will work just fine.