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On 1/14/2022 at 10:05 PM, jperch said:

I have read that electric chainsaws have so much torque that the usual protective chaps don't work.  (They contain tough fibers that are meant to bind up the saw.)  As far as which way to sharpen chains goes, in the woods obviously I use use a file for touch ups.  In the garage I use an electric grinder and can bring a beat up chain to new working condition fairly quickly.  All methods take practice, IMO.

If I'm honest I only wear chaps when I'm doing big or long projects, but that's good to know. I'm generally more cautious with eye protection and when running my 20" gas saw hearing protection. 

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On 1/9/2022 at 7:17 PM, Belo said:


I was thinking about that version but saw some pretty mixed reviews.


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I looked at getting an electric sharpener, (yes, I can sharpen with a file) I found that most of my maintenance sharpening can be done quickly with the file. When I totally F-up a chain an electric sharpener would be better, but I found that I can get them sharpened for about $5 from the saw shop down the road and for the price of a "good" electric sharpener it wouldn't balance out. That said, I have multiple chains for both saws and can swap them out to be sharpened.

FYI, few things start more arguments than Chain saw use/sharpening and welding.

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1 hour ago, Judoka95 said:

I looked at getting an electric sharpener, (yes, I can sharpen with a file) I found that most of my maintenance sharpening can be done quickly with the file. When I totally F-up a chain an electric sharpener would be better, but I found that I can get them sharpened for about $5 from the saw shop down the road and for the price of a "good" electric sharpener it wouldn't balance out. That said, I have multiple chains for both saws and can swap them out to be sharpened.

FYI, few things start more arguments than Chain saw use/sharpening and welding.

I have a manual file, I spent 20 minutes in the garage on a weeknight and touched up the 20" pretty effortlessly. Was out in the woods again this weekend and she cuts just about good as new. I have no issue with manual sharpening and when a chain gets bad enough the price of a new one isn't going to kill me.

My biggest concern at the moment is how am I going to get soil samples for the plot work I want to do this spring haha

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25 minutes ago, Belo said:

I have a manual file, I spent 20 minutes in the garage on a weeknight and touched up the 20" pretty effortlessly. Was out in the woods again this weekend and she cuts just about good as new. I have no issue with manual sharpening and when a chain gets bad enough the price of a new one isn't going to kill me.

My biggest concern at the moment is how am I going to get soil samples for the plot work I want to do this spring haha

Well, I wouldn't use a chainsaw. Ha.ha. maybe an ax or pick for the 1st few inches..

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25 minutes ago, Belo said:

My biggest concern at the moment is how am I going to get soil samples for the plot work I want to do this spring haha

Whats there to be concerned about ? Do it the old fashioned way with some sweat equity !  Happy digging ! :pleasantry:

 

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1 hour ago, Belo said:

I have a manual file, I spent 20 minutes in the garage on a weeknight and touched up the 20" pretty effortlessly. Was out in the woods again this weekend and she cuts just about good as new. I have no issue with manual sharpening and when a chain gets bad enough the price of a new one isn't going to kill me.

My biggest concern at the moment is how am I going to get soil samples for the plot work I want to do this spring haha

It appears to me that is a great opportunity here. you can get you soil samples and then practice your sharpening skills. Win-Win. 

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2 hours ago, SportsmanNH said:

Whats there to be concerned about ? Do it the old fashioned way with some sweat equity !  Happy digging ! :pleasantry:

 

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that diagram also needs a snow shovel after yesterday, but yeah... that's the plan. Not sure How easy it will be to access them either. 

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19 minutes ago, WNYTRPR said:

Not 21 anymore but does road kill count ?this guy ended up in my buddies drive way last night .Got it tagged and picked it up

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It might count if you put it in the 22 thread.

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38 minutes ago, WNYTRPR said:

Was that for me ?

Yes, I guess I typed to quick

You’re taking it then? My limited experience with RK isn’t good but hey, if you can scavenge some meat off it great.  
 

I’d do the gutless deal on this one.  Lol

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22 minutes ago, Lawdwaz said:

Yes, I guess I typed to quick

You’re taking it then? My limited experience with RK isn’t good but hey, if you can scavenge some meat off it great.  
 

I’d do the gutless deal on this one.  Lol

I’ve skinned my share of rk from deer -skunk LOL .gets messy .wasn’t banking on having much edible meat .Didnt help the cop pulled into the driveway and ran right over it again lol .(video of that would have been epic)it will get utilized either way .

When I got there my buddy told me about the cop hitting it ,he thought maybe the deer was still alive and the cop was putting it out of its misery .he’s not an outdoors guy,I couldn’t help but to laugh.it was the sedan cop car also .

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Winter project that I have been wanting to do for years. If anyone is wondering the mountain Mike's skull is an easy way to display sheds and old deadheads. 

I found this buck dead on some local public and it stunk so bad that I cut off his antlers at the bases. Now I try to save the whole skull plate so I could score it if I ever wanted to. This deer was a dandy for public it's a shame that it didn't die by the arrow. "Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms"  this one also had his a-hole(can I say that?) eaten by dogs when I found him.

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Well that’s all she wrote. I passed on a small buck, a shed buck, and a yearling tonight with my bow. I was hoping that one of the fat mature does would’ve given me an opportunity but it wasn’t meant to be. I was just happy to get out. I definitely hunted less this year than any other that I can remember for reasons outside of my control. 8 months to go until opening day. 

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with the break in weather and another round of snow coming I snuck out of work a little after 2 today. Took my oldest with me and we went and pulled all the cell cams. Put a few with fresh batteries that I leave up year round for "people watching". Grabbed a bunch of cushion seats that I never got around to. I really appreciate the muddy mesh seats lol.

Brought the .22 looking for some bushy tails but still quiet out there. Can see the deer digging quite a bit more than I expected. Good time to scout but I will say the heavy and active runs I see now are for sure not what the bucks use in the fall, so some good learning there. 

All in all happy to get some exercise and fresh air with my oldest. Also my kunz rough cut mower was delivered today. Spring can't get here soon enough!

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14 minutes ago, Belo said:

with the break in weather and another round of snow coming I snuck out of work a little after 2 today. Took my oldest with me and we went and pulled all the cell cams. Put a few with fresh batteries that I leave up year round for "people watching". Grabbed a bunch of cushion seats that I never got around to. I really appreciate the muddy mesh seats lol.

Brought the .22 looking for some bushy tails but still quiet out there. Can see the deer digging quite a bit more than I expected. Good time to scout but I will say the heavy and active runs I see now are for sure not what the bucks use in the fall, so some good learning there. 

All in all happy to get some exercise and fresh air with my oldest. Also my kunz rough cut mower was delivered today. Spring can't get here soon enough!

Some surveyors tape in your pocket is a good thing year round but especially this time of year to mark out things you’d like to investigate later.   

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40 minutes ago, Lawdwaz said:

Some surveyors tape in your pocket is a good thing year round but especially this time of year to mark out things you’d like to investigate later.   

i've been using OnX. keeps the woods looking "pretty" haha

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