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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Homesteading and Self Reliant Living => Topic started by: Greekman on January 10, 2019, 12:06:42 PM

Title: Single oblique cut for felling trees?
Post by: Greekman on January 10, 2019, 12:06:42 PM
Hi all!
In this video one can see that the maker is felling trees with his silky saw using a single oblique cut.(let alone that he barber chairs one).
https://youtu.be/LJ56bB13GM8
Funny thing is that I have seen this done by Greek loggers too,  though always for less than eight inches of tree OD.

I wonder is this a proper technique and if yes,  when is it applicable?
Title: Re: Single oblique cut for felling trees?
Post by: Redman on January 10, 2019, 05:28:12 PM
Looks like a good technique to me and might be applicable when ever you have the room to do it.

As for proper technique I'd say whatever works is proper enough if it gets the job done and nobody gets hurt.
Title: Re: Single oblique cut for felling trees?
Post by: Stwood on January 10, 2019, 06:06:47 PM
Looks like a good backup saw to have, if you cannot get gas for your chainsaw.
You would need to learn how to resharpen one of those.

On the cutting, I almost *always* notch a tree for direction, and to keep from barber chairing the tree, which is a very dangerous situation to get into if that happens.
Cutting a 4-5" tree? I seldom notch if it will go in the direction I need it to go.
Bigger than 5-6"? I notch them.