Tom King

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  1. The bit has the right name on it, so they are always good. The edges of those spiral bits are sharper than you might think. Handle very carefully, or your work will get some red stain that is not part of the planned finishing system.
  2. If someone wants to borrow a chainsaw, I go in that shop, and come out with the 066 with 42" bar running, and revving. I say, "This one is running good." It's ported, and has muffler mods, so it's really loud. Cut off, with the end of the bar on the deck, the end of the handle is about to the top of my shoulder. So far, not one person has not backed up, thrown their hands up in the air, with wide eyes, and always left without a chainsaw.
  3. Here is a recent discussion on the Forestryforum about battery powered saws: also, to see one in action, skip to about 3:30 in this video: If we didn't burn 10 to 15 gallons of non-ethanol here each week, I would like to have one of these, but with the right one for any job close at hand, it's not worth putting anything into one
  4. When I first went in business building spec houses, I bought everything that Rockwell sold, in power tools, except for that jig saw, since I had found a new earlier one for the old price. I'm still using some of those Rockwell tools.
  5. Not really. I have the Porter Cable predecessor to that model. I found it New Old Stock in an old hardware store, still on the shelf in the 1970's.
  6. I was thinking they had some blank cutters, but you could regrind one to get it like you need it. I have several different beading tools, and that one is my favorite, even though it's the cheapest of the lot. It follows curves nicely, or at least allows your hands to.
  7. Try some Grex brads. I shoot them fine in a Senco gun, mostly because they're the easiest to find, for me, in stainless steel.
  8. If you don't need many, I'd just make them by hand.,230,41182
  9. I actually like the built in chain tensioner on the 180 (32cc saw). I wouldn't want it on a larger saw, but that little chain strecthes out so much, when starting using a new one, that it often needs tightening between fill-ups, and the built in system lets me do it without walking back to where I left the oil/gas/file/etc. You do have to crank on the flippy handle, but I don't ever remember it slipping. I keep a 24" bar on the 036 (60cc), but it's just to keep from having to bend over as much. I'd never cut a 24" tree with it. It would do it, but would be kind of slow, and even though it's a pro saw, I don't like to work them hard. The 036 is 20 years old, and the hot rod 066 (90cc) is older than that. They both start, and run like new ones. The 90cc saw is a good size for cutting 2' stuff. The little 180 gets used the most, for grab and go small stuff, and trimming. It's just a homeowner grade saw, whereas the other two are pro saws. Pro saws are built to last running all day, every day, and are easy to work on. The homeowner saws are mostly just use till they quit, and toss. They will do a lot of work though, but I wouldn't expect one to last 20 years.
  10. Sizeable limbs probably. 24 to 28" trunks-not going to happen. There are some good battery saws that a few pros are using for climbing saws for working up in trees with. You can hang any length bar on any saw. Bar length doesn't tell you much.
  11. I'm impressed. With the sawhorse. It looks like the ones I make, except for the crossbrace being a board instead of Baltic Birch plywood, and the inside one is missing.
  12. Most of the color is just dirt. A pressure washer will take it right down to clean, new looking wood. You have to be careful with pressure, volume, and tip size. My pressure washer is 2500 psi at 4.4 gpm. A lot of the ones you rent are 3,000 psi, which is a little too strong for wood. With my pressure washer, I wouldn't use a tip any narrower than 40 degrees on that. The narrower the fan, the more pressure it puts on a smaller area, and anything narrower will erode the wood. I just use water. I've used bleach, and other cleaners in the past, but they bring along their own issues that are better off left out. This White Oak siding was black before it was pressure washed with just water. The streaks on the galvanized fasteners came from using bleach several decades ago.
  13. I'm curious what issues you had grinding irons, and chisels with a CBN wheel. I've been doing it for several years now, and haven't had any problems.
  14. Laws that apply to limbs of your trees over a neighbors property give them permission to cut them, but don't say that you can't cut them, as long as the process doesn't damage their property. If it was a tree growing on the property line, then it's different, but that's not what you said. "Vertical air space" means nothing. If it did, property owners could sue airplanes for trespassing. The only thing that matters, is what the law says, and that's spelled out in the General Statutes. I have miles of property lines with trees. Somebody is going to get worked up any time a tree is cut. Lawyers most often want to settle. When they see a Motion filed by a lay person, they see that the Defendant is not likely to spend money on it.
  15. I wouldn't even hire a lawyer for this one. Use google to find the general statutes for your state, and google will find the specific law too. I'd file a Motion to Dismiss stating that pursuant to whatever the general statute that applies. You can find samples of such motions online too. Print out copies, carry to your County Clerks office, have the copies stamped as filed, leave one there, and send one copy to the Plantiff. Any Judge will dismiss that case.