Things needed and safety briefing. This is mainly so I don’t forget to tell people these things, just have to link back to here. I usually try and bring extra gloves, hard hats, hearing protection, and water. Marcus usually brings three to four heavy duty weed whackers, plus spare blades, and hearing protection.
Please bring if you got;
- long sleeve shirts, to protect from the briers
- gloves, protect against blisters, and briers
- hearing protection
- eye protection, glasses, safety glasses, or a face shield
- hard hat
- lunch and water.
- mower, either old, or brush type. Makes quick work of low lying stuff
- heavy duty weed whacker, the type you can mount a blade with is best. The best blade is the table saw type meant for weeds.
- pix axe
- chain saw
- crescent wrench
- Don’t go behind someone and tap them on the shoulder. They can be startled that way, and turn around and slice you. From a distance that is out of their reach, including their machine, wave to them, or use a small pebble.
- A dull blade is a dangerous blade. People tend to use more force than necessary when the blade is dull, causing accidents. Change the blade out if you hit something.
- Keep Spread out
- I bring the machine up to full speed, then whack at the object, the saw type blades will go through pretty thick branches, trees
- Use gravity to help you cut through thick material.
- Avoid hitting the rail, or stones. They will dull the blade the instant you hit the. If you d0, change the blade.