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Forum topic by oldnovice posted 07-29-2014 04:40 AM 1127 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-29-2014 04:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: awesome power bad machine

I was sent this link by my neighbor as he knows I am a woodworker and would not appreciate this machine.

Although it is am awesome machine, it just makes clear cutting way too easy and leaves nothing but chips!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#1 posted 07-29-2014 12:25 PM

I saw that video and my first thought was that this is another example of modern day wasting.
It is disgustingly efficient in it’s destruction of perfectly good trees.
All in the name of clearing out lots because “time is money”...
How many beautiful pieces of furniture or art will be turned into chips and dust by never having the chance to be made because of this.
Man has certainly honed his skills on destroying things.
Makes me sick.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 07-29-2014 12:44 PM

Kinda made me feel sickly

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 07-29-2014 01:52 PM

I thought of how many tree service guys would be much safer in taking down trees…

I know a guy who nearly died from having a limb hit him on the head. He’s no longer in the tree service business.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#4 posted 07-29-2014 02:54 PM

I wouldn’t want to be within 500 feet of that thing while it is working.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 07-29-2014 02:57 PM

Not all trees are good enough to make lumber out of. And as was said, it’s safer and faster for the crews.

You could make an argument about all the firewood wasted though.

Lets not forget that the chips can be used for mulch, composting, playgrounds, etc.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#6 posted 07-29-2014 05:05 PM

Now that is what I call “making saw dust”. That crane operator was awesome. Didn’t look like much of that wood would have been good for something else, he’s certainly isn’t in a Walnut patch.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#7 posted 07-29-2014 06:07 PM

I’m sure that they carefully relocate any bird nests and other animals first.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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