Those who do know shit about tools

Priscilla

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Ed Lada

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That 1KBSB (Brick Shit Box) needs foils, that's what she needs. And a little spring in the sheer wouldn't hurt.
 

Mrleft8

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Metal clad plywood sheathed. We did use lots of rotary saws blades on the roll up doors.
(Putting on my old geezer voice)
Boi th' jeeziz! We used to use an axe on them old rooves..... Hell... Slate rooves, we usta be careful takin' them slates off.... They was worth a coupla bucks apiece if ya din't break em....
A fire axe, and a pike pole, boi the jeez! Iffen you didn't have yer vent hole boi then, boi jeez you'd be makin' it wit yer boots by gawd!
(Honestly, slate roofs were the worst! HOT and slick as Sunday morning snot!)
 

Point Break

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(Putting on my old geezer voice)
Boi th' jeeziz! We used to use an axe on them old rooves..... Hell... Slate rooves, we usta be careful takin' them slates off.... They was worth a coupla bucks apiece if ya din't break em....
A fire axe, and a pike pole, boi the jeez! Iffen you didn't have yer vent hole boi then, boi jeez you'd be makin' it wit yer boots by gawd!
(Honestly, slate roofs were the worst! HOT and slick as Sunday morning snot!)
I’ve opened a roof with an axe on several occasions. Not only is it a LOT of unnecessary work….it’s so very slow that when attempting a trench the fire would be past the trench before you hardly got started. 🤷‍♂️ Even just a heat hole takes forever. Work smarter not harder…..🤣

Slate breaks pretty easy with a sledge then the saw work is okay. You want to talk about a shitty roof….for a while they were putting a new roof over shake single with a space between. Now that truly sucked……truly sucked.

But we had our moments….now we’re older and sore…real sore….🤣
 
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boomer

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Just a perhaps stupid question, but...... Why would you use chains on metal?
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That is a Cutoff Machine with an Abrasive blade. It can also mount a Carbide tipped demolition blades, in which case it becomes a Demo saw. There are versions which can attach a water hose which can mount a Concrete blade or an Asphalt blade.

Concrete and Asphalt blades are similar, the difference between concrete and asphalt blade is the bond of the blade. The bond is the metals that hold the diamonds in place. The bond consists of metal powder. The powder can be a mixture of a variety of metals such as cobalt, tungsten, nickel, and copper. Asphalt is softer then concrete so the metals that are used in the bond are the harder metals (cobalt & tungsten) For concrete the bond consists of softer metals (nickel & copper)

Another difference between the design of Asphalt vs Concrete blades is the core. Asphalt blades have a segment that will go further into the core, either a drop segment, wedge segment, radial segment, or tungsten or carbide kickers. The reason for this is because asphalt is more abrasive then concrete. Without the added features, your blade will undercut and thin out, because of the abrasive compounds grinding on the blade during cutting.

The last difference is the variety of bonds. Concrete is a lot different in Texas then in Florida, with a difference of aggregate in regions all over the country, resulting in over 2 dozen different bonds on wet blades for concrete in specific regions, while there are four different bonds of wet asphalt blades.

Below is a chain saw, but you knew that from all your years working in the woods.

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Mrleft8

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I left an 038AV Super in Grenada with a friend.
Most of the guys I cut with down there were terrified of it. The 028 was a much more popular saw, but put me in my Carhardts, with my steel toed Timberland boots, and a canvas shirt that my mother made for me, and the 038AV Super, and even the road crews, and policemen would stand back and watch. I guess it's a good thing I left the 072, and 098 back in the states with friends! :D
(But then watch me sweat my fucking clothes to a sponge, and spend 2 days airing out my balls so I wouldn't get the crotch rot!)
 

boomer

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I suspected as much and that fallers like starting the cutting early, be done by noon, then go tend a second income, whether it was raising cattle or having a woodworking shop, or both.
 

Mrleft8

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Now who in their right mind would do such a fool thing? :unsure:
No fool in the Stupid state. Maybe someone who thinks that they're special because they live in a smart state... I wouldn't really know though, because I moved from a smart state, to a smart country, then to a stupid state, so I'm like.... A triple time awesome dumb ass... But at least I got a 3fer!!!! TOTALLY!
 

Jules

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No fool in the Stupid state. Maybe someone who thinks that they're special because they live in a smart state... I wouldn't really know though, because I moved from a smart state, to a smart country, then to a stupid state, so I'm like.... A triple time awesome dumb ass... But at least I got a 3fer!!!! TOTALLY!
I went though 4 years of an electrical apprenticeship. When I topped out, I did the decade or so of learning what school can't teach you. Along the way I learned a ton about electrical construction and electricity itself. I taught. I listened. I grew.

But for some reason, woodworking called me. And it was a pathetic path I followed. Self taught. Bad teacher (me) and no direction.

Then one day I fooled myself into believing if I built a Stratocaster I would start playing again. That didn't happen but what did happen was it took my woodworking skills to a level I never imagined. I had no idea I had that in me.

I'm not saying I'm fucking awesome, but I've reached a point where I actually feel like I know what I'm doing. And the funny thing is my woodworking skills can't hold a candle to my electrical expertise but I don't give a damn. It's just fun.
 

justsomeguy!

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That is a Cutoff Machine with an Abrasive blade. It can also mount a Carbide tipped demolition blades, in which case it becomes a Demo saw. There are versions which can attach a water hose which can mount a Concrete blade or an Asphalt blade.

Concrete and Asphalt blades are similar, the difference between concrete and asphalt blade is the bond of the blade. The bond is the metals that hold the diamonds in place. The bond consists of metal powder. The powder can be a mixture of a variety of metals such as cobalt, tungsten, nickel, and copper. Asphalt is softer then concrete so the metals that are used in the bond are the harder metals (cobalt & tungsten) For concrete the bond consists of softer metals (nickel & copper)

Another difference between the design of Asphalt vs Concrete blades is the core. Asphalt blades have a segment that will go further into the core, either a drop segment, wedge segment, radial segment, or tungsten or carbide kickers. The reason for this is because asphalt is more abrasive then concrete. Without the added features, your blade will undercut and thin out, because of the abrasive compounds grinding on the blade during cutting.

The last difference is the variety of bonds. Concrete is a lot different in Texas then in Florida, with a difference of aggregate in regions all over the country, resulting in over 2 dozen different bonds on wet blades for concrete in specific regions, while there are four different bonds of wet asphalt blades.

Below is a chain saw, but you knew that from all your years working in the woods.
There's so much over-capitalization in that post to make it simply ridiculous!
 

IStream

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I went though 4 years of an electrical apprenticeship. When I topped out, I did the decade or so of learning what school can't teach you. Along the way I learned a ton about electrical construction and electricity itself. I taught. I listened. I grew.

But for some reason, woodworking called me. And it was a pathetic path I followed. Self taught. Bad teacher (me) and no direction.

Then one day I fooled myself into believing if I built a Stratocaster I would start playing again. That didn't happen but what did happen was it took my woodworking skills to a level I never imagined. I had no idea I had that in me.

I'm not saying I'm fucking awesome, but I've reached a point where I actually feel like I know what I'm doing. And the funny thing is my woodworking skills can't hold a candle to my electrical expertise but I don't give a damn. It's just fun.
I'll say it. You're fucking awesome, Jules!
 




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