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    That tree never had a chance!

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    That's a big cut, how often were you adding chain oil, Jim?

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    That little electric saw did a pretty good job on a big job. I'm impressed.

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    Paul - thanks for the vid!

    A couple things the video showed me that I did not see at the time:
    1) The folks stepping in to clear the cut branches from the area (thanks!)
    2) The folks moving the trunks (I was wrapping up tools / packing them back into the jeep).

    The vid, to me, points out what I think would be poor sawing procedure - moving the bar around in the cut vs. planting the teeth of the face of the saw against the trunk and pivoting the bar into the cut. With the inverter's limited power output I can't "push" the saw into the cut as it'll trip the inverters overload circuit (that James was kindly resetting for me). I try to only have the bar partially setting onto wood to cut, thus the multiple cut angles / moving the bar around.

    While electric has its limitation of inverter output, a bonus is that it'll start every time - no matter the elevation or how long it has sat since the last use.

    The largest cut I've made with it (~30") was on this trip:
    www.JimWilliamson.net/automobile/2013-11-19--pole-hill--tree-removal/



    Max previously posted:
    "how often were you adding chain oil, Jim?"

    Just the one fill at the beginning...

    ...aaaaaaaannnd I should have checked it after each cut. The reservoir is dry. Unhappy chain (note to self - CHECK!)



    Swank1975 previously posted:
    "That little electric saw did a pretty good job"

    I'm happy with it. It (the system - the inverter is a limiting factor) is slow but it completed every job that I've asked of it.

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