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Forum topic by becikeja posted 07-24-2018 12:54 AM 1318 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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becikeja

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07-24-2018 12:54 AM

I received a chainsaw disc that mounts to a grinder a couple of years ago as a gift. Had my first chance to use it this weekend. Wow what a rush. This thing is crazy dangerous. Did exactly what I hoped it would do, and was definitely the right tool for the job, but scared the @%$&-0# out of me the entire time I was using it. Slow and steady it got the job done and I completed the task without injury. Now to put this away for a couple of years.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense


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#1 posted 07-24-2018 12:56 AM

Never seen one but it looks wicked

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#2 posted 07-24-2018 01:11 AM

I have one – and after a few years of using it, I became complacent with it.
after one use, I accidently touched the spinning blade ever so slightly
with the tip of my finger and it cut a 1/4×1/4” gap out of the finger tip
in the blink of an eye. lost a nail over that one !!!!!
and yes, it IS a very dangerous tool !! but as you said, it has its place.

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-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

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#3 posted 07-24-2018 01:13 AM

I am showing my ignorance here. You say that this “was definitely the right tool for the job.” What was that job? I picture you with a grinder and a long extension cord clearing brush behind the house!

Thanks.

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

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#4 posted 07-24-2018 01:35 AM

LOL – not for bush hogging.
it was designed for carving and sculpting. I have no idea what
other “adventuresome” people may do with it.

on one of the TV home shows, a guy was helping Norm carve an ornament
for a door with this thing and nearly cut his thumb off right there on the air !!
it takes some skill and nerve to use one of these creatures.

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-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

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#5 posted 07-24-2018 01:58 AM

I’ve seen gruesome photos of people that injured themselves badly with that type. I’m sure with experience one can use it safely and confidently, it’s just that if you use it just the wrong way and don’t anticipate the kickback it can get ugly fast. The combination of the aggressive bite of the chainsaw tooth and the 10,000 rpm speed and the unconstrained movement and application latitude is a dangerous mix I think. I’m tempted to think it wouldn’t happen to me but I’ve stayed away from them so far. In my mind it’s the top of the list of woodshop danger potential.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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becikeja

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#6 posted 07-24-2018 02:00 AM

I had a about a 2’ section of maple log around 18” diameter. I was carving out the main shape for a new carving I’m working on. Strapped the log down tight before attacking it. Every once in a while it would grab, and whoa that’ll get your attention quick. John, I’n not sure how you got complacent with it. This thing commands attention. I can’t believe I don’t read about more injuries with this. Definitely not for the casual user.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#7 posted 07-24-2018 02:38 AM

after countless hours and hours of using the chain carver in different
mediums, you get to know how it acts and reacts accordingly.
my little “nip” on the finger happened after I turned the grinder off and
laid it down on the bench with the wheel still spinning…..
that is when I raked my finger tip over the spinning blade (about half throttle)
and it bit me. so – off to the emergency room ~ AGAIN !!
just like any cutting machine, you should wait until the thing stops running before you
take your hands off of it.
Becikeja ~ looking forward to seeing your project !!

-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

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#8 posted 07-24-2018 03:09 AM

learn something new everyday …. it does look to scary for me :<((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#9 posted 07-24-2018 03:30 AM

I bought one of those years ago and used it for several weeks and then threw it in the dumpster. I don’t want a tool that requires focusing more than usual on safety and takes away from being able to be completely focused on what i am creating.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#10 posted 07-24-2018 03:40 AM

There are better options. The Kutzall come in different coarsenesses and is really easy to handle. I use them to shape mesquite. Arbortech also makes several different products for various applications. I haven’t used one, but they are supposedly pretty easy to manage.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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xeddog

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#11 posted 07-24-2018 03:43 PM

I am not “afraid” of any of my power tools, but I always give them the respect and attention that they demand. But that thing looks terrifying.

Wayne

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#12 posted 07-24-2018 05:59 PM

I can’t buy Jarts, but that thing is still on the market?

No way would that one be in my tool box

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#13 posted 07-24-2018 09:07 PM



my little “nip” on the finger happened after I turned the grinder off and
laid it down on the bench with the wheel still spinning…..

Been there and done that, though thankfully no ER visit. A fierce tool, but absolutely removes material at a rate unmatched by anything else I have encountered. I used it for fitting logs together.

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#14 posted 07-24-2018 09:21 PM

Used mine 3 times. Injured twice. Threw it away and bought a Kutzall. I loved it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#15 posted 07-24-2018 09:31 PM



I can t buy Jarts, but that thing is still on the market?

No way would that one be in my tool box

- tmasondarnell

How about a moment of silence for Jarts… The best game you ever played (in a large group of people at a picnic that were not paying attention).

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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