Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Hinge Failure; Know Where You Will Move In Advance!
If you cut snags you will sooner or later have a hinge failure, and the tree will go early, or go backwards. It should not try to go to either side because you set up your hinge so there is no side lean, didn't you? That makes unwanted hinge failures easy to deal with most of the time. Here's what it looks like, up close. Pay attention when the saw goes out the back and you can hear the fibers in the hinge pull when the tree sits back on the stump.