Falling A Tree Gone Wrong (Barber Chair)

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josephfaraci: Thanks for the video :) and any tree falling you walk away from is a good tree falling . There is a method of tying a chain or heavy duty sling around the tree to keep it from Barber chair and yet another method of plunge cutting so their is no stress point for a Barber chair to occur in the first place .

Banguts: shouldn't have backed out of the cut when you heard the snap, just throttle down and blaze that bitch off

Jay Michaud: man a barber chair is no good I've had a couple of them in my 7 years of tree work there unpredictable I honestly think its all about your notch and how you cut it too so you can prevent a barber chair from happening.

rust blade: dude, drop the saw.

Alec McLean: Man you gotta drop that saw like you've just hit a home run. I'm not talking crap just giving constructive criticism. works cited: I'm an Arborist

Craig mike: Happens once in a awhile to everyone

Jim Taylor: Watching a video and the guy brought this up. thanks for posting so i can see what happens!

Steve Crane: That's the most awesome (and potentially deadly) barber chair I've ever seen! Probably only 0.01% of chainsaws are sold are sold to professionals. The remaining 99% are sold to YouTube experts and 0.09% to self-professed novices. Thanks for sharing such a dramatic warning: it's not just the saw that can kill ya 7 ways, it's the tree too!

ThisIs MyName: That chainsaw swinging 0_0

ElveeKaye: Why is it called a barber chair?

fimbles101: So thats what a barber chair is :) thanks for sharing.

geore hermaphordyte: he should have used another tree to push it and if that wasn't an option then he should've started with a back cut if you want the tree to tip over in the other direction thats the way to go and don't forget to keep putting those wedges in!

Michael Hutin: Well done for hearing the crack, that happened to me once, threw me 6 to 8 feet backwards, luckily there was nothing behind me.

Steve Barney: Thank you for posting this.  And I'm glad you weren't hurt.

Jeff H: coooeee, that coulda turned real nasty!

scootrie8: everybody knows how to save the ship after its sunk

dubmatic: Glad it wasn't a fatality, after kickback, barber's chair accidents are the most common in forestry. I'd advise in future for forward leaners like this one to put in a Dog's tooth cut, where you bore through the middle first to release the tension, and cut downwards at 45 degrees for the final cut. At the end of the day, worse things happen at sea! Stay safe!

Dan Zeiss: This guy is a proper cowboy. Hes obviously used the wrong cut for a leaning tree and why the hell is he seen pushing the tree with his hand. Has this guy not heard of a felling lever! Made me laugh.

Jenna Homan: Thank you for posting.  You did title it "...gone wrong" so that should indicate to everyone that you know it went wrong.  Seems to me you posted it to show people how these things can happen quickly, so they can learn from it, and again, I thank you for that.  I have been looking at a few videos before I go cut down a tree in my front yard, because I just want to make sure I haven't overlooked anything, and I wanted to see what the barber chair looks like.  Because of your video, and some of the suggestions in the comments, I am starting to feel more confident.  Will certainly be more safety oriented. 

Tom Kay-Bradley: Thanks for sharing matey, I've learned from that
Falling a tree gone wrong (Barber chair) 5 out of 5

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