How do you bore a cut?
- Make a bore cut. Make a bore cut to about 60 % of the tree diameter.
- Cut backwards. Cut straight backwards through the whole tree.
- Cut the other side of the tree. Change your position to the other side of the tree.
- Insert the wedge. Insert the wedge or breaking bar.
- Saw off the corner.
Subsequently, one may also ask, why bore cut a tree?
On trees leaning backwards or in other undesirable directions, a bore cut allows you to use wedges to control the direction of its fall. When you make a bore cut, a strap of wood at the back of the tree holds it safely and securely, allowing you all the time you need to make the hinge exactly the way you want it.
One may also ask, what is a back cut? The Back Cut. The back cut is the third and final cut and is made on the opposite side of the notch. The back cut disconnects almost all of the tree from the stump leaving a hinge that helps to control the tree's fall.
Considering this, how do you cut a tree with a wedge?
First, I cut the notch as normal, with the notch face pointing in the desired direction of tree fall. Then I start the felling cut and stop when there is just enough room in the back cut to insert a wedge without it touching my chain. I position the wedge so that it points in the direction I want the tree to fall.
Why an angled back cut is dangerous?
Other reason an angle back cut is a no-no is that wedging can split the stump side of the backcut off the back and leave less wedging room or let the tree go over backwards, worst case. Also harder to aim for in an inch or so above the face apex.