On 29/08/2017 21:11, email@example.com wrote:
Quite cunning, but it relies on having a pretty heavy wheelbarrow
already made heavier by being almost full of cuttings.
I can't help thinking it's not wonderfully safe, but not quite sure what
I don't like (apart from the obvious ease of feeding a hand in together
with a log).
That was my thought - surely that can't be safe, but I can't say why. Perhaps
when you're using a chainsaw conventionally, both your hands are holding the
saw and not waving around near the running chain.
Today is Sweetmorn, the 22nd day of Bureaucracy in the YOLD 3183
I don't have an attitude problem.
Yeah, my dad used to do it the other way with a sort of double X thing to
hold the branch and holding the chainsaw in the usual way. Nowhere near
as convenient, but a lot safer because the hands are holding the chainsaw.
I bought one of these or a clone of it for the light stuff
It actually works better than I expected though I only use it with a
small electric chainsaw from Lidl.
One hand is needed to operate the switch and tilt the saw up and down
the other will be feeding the timber, it would be possible to injure
that hand if you were to get into contact with the chain by feeding in
a too short piece of log but that is 50% better than than the odds
when I used a belt driven from a tractor circular saw bench when
young where both hands were at risk . and no way could that be stopped
in an instant like the chainsaw chain.
On 29/08/2017 22:16, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Interesting! That's the sort of thing I was thinking of making - but at
that price it's hardly worth bothering with a DIY solution.
How is the chainsaw attached to the pivot? It looks like a single
clamping bolt onto the bar, but there must be more than that ... ?
On Tue, 29 Aug 2017 23:40:29 +0100, email@example.com wrote:
That is about all it is, on mine the bolt squeezes a couple of metal
pads onto the bar . I did expect it too need constant re tightening
but surprisingly it works. As I said I only use it with a small
electric saw, a large petrol may not work as well.
There are quite a few suppliers and the design is much the same with
minor variations of the clamp.
Got mine from screwfix as I wanted a supplier I could easily return
it to if it didn't work as described.
Link to their page turned out too long which is why I used the one I
did but the Screwfix no is (5256D)
That is one of the keys... normally when held correctly, they are
designed to activate the chain break if something goes wrong, and that
is defeated in this case. Also having free hands near the sharp end is
less good. Lastly the log is not being cut against the palls on the saw
- if it did snag, its going to get launched at speed up that ramp and away.
On Wednesday, 30 August 2017 21:08:14 UTC+1, John Rumm wrote:
The log being launched is not the biggest problem. As the log is pushed it will twist, and considerable violence will occur between log & unsecured saw. The setup is filled with hazards. I daresay it could be done properly.
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