Monday, May 14, 2012

Run Pinch Free While You Buck

Bucking is not nearly as much fun as dropping trees, but once that sucker is on the ground, you have to do something with it. Novices commonly get their saw stuck while bucking, and the easiest way around that difficulty is to use wedges. Even if you are good at doping out the push-pull forces in logs, wedges make life easier.

Do you ever have to buck logs on pavement, or rocks? Cut most of the way through the log, pound in a wedge tight, which will raise the log off the ground. Plant the tail of the saw on the ground and complete your cut downward. The power head will sit down at the end of the cut, and your bar will still be off the ground

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