Echo CS-355T, A Top Handled Climbing Saw

Howdy!      ECHO has picked me to test out and do a review on one of their chainsaws, the ECHO CS-355T. This is their top of the line climbing saw! I am very excited and honored to be picked for this adventure. I have taken their offer, and saw, and have a couple of opinions…

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How To Sharpen Your Chain, With A Precision Guide

Hi!      This go round I’m going to show you how I utilize a precision guide to sharpen my chainsaw chain. This is my preferred method of sharpening a chainsaw chain. It allows me to get nice consistent results with minimal attention to detail. It’s almost a “set it and forget it” method of sharpening….

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Danner Quarry USA! Am I Super Excited?

Well…      You bet your pippy! Danner sent me a pair of boots to put thru the wringer and review. I just received them, the Danner Quarry AT, and I have a couple of initial thoughts. A full review will be forthcoming, just as soon as I go jump in some mud puddles and get…

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How To Sharpen A Chain, With A File Guide

Hi!      This go round I’m going to show you how I use a file guide to sharpen a chainsaw chain. I am a bit unconventional in my use of it, but I get consistent results. Using a file guide is by far my least favorite method of sharpening a chainsaw chain, but it does…

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How To Sharpen Your Chain, If You Only Have A File

Hello!      This method is the most difficult, and requires the most attention to detail that I know of (As far as sharpening a chain goes…). The angles are all done by hand and memory, so it is very easy to get wrong. It can be done, but much care must be given to the…

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How To Adjust The Depth Gauges On A Chainsaw Chain

Hey hey!      I’m going to tell you how I adjust the depth gauges on my chainsaw chains. First, a couple thoughts and tips though. To skip straight to my instructional video, clickey here! Tips!      -Consistency! This is a biggie. You want to be consistent with all you do concerning chainsaw chain sharpening. You…

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A Rigging We Will Go!

Hello!      This was not a hard job, I probably overdid things a bit! It was a very windy day though, and of course the wind was blowing the tree in the exact opposite direction we needed it to fall. Figures! I didn’t want to take any chances with the house being right there and…

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Can You Guess How Old This Tree Is?

Ok,      I’ll come right out and tell you how old I think the tree is, about 1000 years old. That would mean that the Anasazi were still making their cliff dwellings when this tree was a sapling! The Spanish Conquistadors had not yet wandered thru the area either! This tree would then also predate…

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A Quick “Tree’s Top” Dropping Video

Hey hey!      I just happened across a short video the Boss took of me chopping the top out of a pine tree. It was the first tree I had topped in quite some time, years and years actually! I noticed in the video I left really long stubs where the branches were. I did…

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A Husqvarna 55 Carburetor Obstacle Easily Corrected

Hi      So, let me tell you a short story. Due to logistical issues at work the other day, I found myself without a saw. I had a smallish job to go do, but the boss had left with the truck before I got there. All the working saws were on the truck… Quick thinking…

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